Mouse pointer in FC3

James Wilkinson fedora at
Sat Dec 17 15:28:29 UTC 2005

> My mouse pointer frequently changes to being solid black which then makes
> it almost invisible on a dark background.  Two application that I know of
> that make this happen are gvim and mutt.  These both make the cursor 
> disappear

akonstam at replied:
> I am not sure what the problem is but I can't understand what the
> mouse pointer has to do with mutt? Can you enlighten me?

Ross then wrote:
> Mutt is one of the applications that I use that will make the mouse
> pointer turn solid black.

It's highly unlikely to be anything to do with mutt. Mutt doesn't have
anything to do with the mouse: it doesn't understand it in the

What's probably causing the effect is the terminal emulator you're
using, interacting with your X server.

Since gvim does it as well, I'd be inclined to blame your X server.
Which X server are you using? Which version of are you using (are
you up to date)?

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