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Mouse goes away

linux

#1

My mouse is constantly going away after a few seconds of no input. Exactly like it would when you fullscreen a video. But nothing seems to stop this behaviour. I tried fullscreen and un-fullscreen a video, I tried closing all applications, even a system restart doesn’t help. The issue is NOT present on Xubuntu’s login screen, but in user sessions - regardless of the window manager / desktop environment (i3, awesome and xfce all affected)

Can someone tell me what controls the mouse in regard of this behaviour? I assume there is some kind of X11 setting. Btw, I’d be totally fine to force the mouse cursor to be visible all the time if that’s the only option


#2

What version of Xubuntu are you on? Maybe its some sort of related bug?


#3

I use artful and I use it since it came out. But the issue appeared recently.

I forgot to mention that I don’t really use xfce anymore, I’m using i3 99% of the time