How To Increase Mouse Cursor Size in Ubuntu

How to make the size of the mouse cursor bigger in Linux, Mac or Chrome in a simple way.

Increase Cursor Size in Ubuntu 16.04

In the case that we want to change the cursor in Linux environments, in this case, Ubuntu, 16.04 we have two options:

The first option consists in executing the following line in the terminal indicating at the end of it the desired size for the cursor:

dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size 60

The second alternative is to install the configuration editor by executing the following command:

sudo apt install dconf-tools

Once installed, we access it and go to the next route:


We click on the cursor-size line and in the expanded window we enter the desired value.

Now apply the changes.

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  1. I have poor eyesight and the small cursor has given me problems for a long while. I’m not tech savvy. I’ve managed to install the editor thing and change the size to 60. don’t know how to apply the changes, tried pressing enter and that seemed to work. Entering the line Org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size in the terminal didn’t do anything, came back No such file or directory. Problem is I can get the bigger cursor when I change it to 60 but it doesn’t stick, after I shut down and restart it goes back to small, is there a way to make it permanent please.

  2. sudo apt install dconf-tools
    [sudo] password for alf:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    dconf-tools is already the newest version (0.24.0-2).
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libappindicator1 libindicator7
    Use ‘sudo apt autoremove’ to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
    alf@alf-desktop:~$ Org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size
    bash: Org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size: No such file or directory
    alf@alf-desktop:~$ ^C

  3. … How do you ‘access’ the line below —???
    Once installed, we access it and go to the next route:


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