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#1 2020-02-07 04:48:07

royalt56
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[SOLVED] How can I set the default cursor position after boot?

Using Arch with KDE Plasma 5.17.5

I know, it is very petty inconvenience, but it still bothers me and I would like to know if and how I would go about resolving this.

So basically, when I boot my machine, before moving the mouse at all, the cursor is, by default, located on the left-middle section of my primary monitor (I have 2 monitors). For some stupid reason, this bugs me. I would like to know if and how I could change the default position to the center of my primary monitor?

Any help is appreciated!!

Last edited by royalt56 (2020-02-14 16:43:00)

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#2 2020-02-07 07:53:28

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I set the default cursor position after boot?

If this is an X11 session you can use "xdotool mousemove <x> <y>" to position the mouse (coordinates are relative to the root window, ie. the combined geometry -  you cannot move the mouse out of the screen)

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#3 2020-02-08 03:00:42

royalt56
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I set the default cursor position after boot?

seth wrote:

If this is an X11 session you can use "xdotool mousemove <x> <y>" to position the mouse (coordinates are relative to the root window, ie. the combined geometry -  you cannot move the mouse out of the screen)

Okay so I tried the command after I installed the tool and everything worked fine. I wasn't quite sure how to set the default position with it, however. I figured this was a dumb idea, which it was, but I tried to create a crontab that would run that command upon boot, but no luck. Do you by chance know how I could use this tool to set the cursor's default position upon boot or login? Say in the middle of the screen (coordinates are (2640,540))

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#4 2020-02-08 09:01:38

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I set the default cursor position after boot?

Have the script started by your DM, xinitrc or a session autologin mechanism?

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#5 2020-02-13 01:47:45

royalt56
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I set the default cursor position after boot?

seth wrote:

Have the script started by your DM, xinitrc or a session autologin mechanism?

Apologies for taking so long to reply, I have had a very busy week. But that was it, that simple haha, thank you so much!!

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#6 2020-02-13 14:22:08

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Re: [SOLVED] How can I set the default cursor position after boot?

Please remember to mark your thread [SOLVED] (edit the title of your first post).

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