Mouse Trails?

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Aug 17 15:31:34 UTC 2013

On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:07:20 +0000 (UTC), Walter Hurry wrote:
> My sight is deteriorating. I can still see and read the screen, but 
> sometimes locating the mouse pointer (LXDE here) is difficult.

If LXDE uses an ugly white mouse cursor, try changing it to
black (the normal color for mouse cursors on all serious GUI
systems). The classical way of solving the "where is the mouse
cursor" problem is to install xeyes. :-)

> Is there a port which will give me mouse trails when the rodent is moved?

This is usually done by the means of the desktop environment's
mouse configuration, but if I remember correctly, LXDE does not
offer this.

Additional software like Compiz could help you here: There
seems to be a plugin that adds a mouse trail.

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