Ubuntu – mouse trail option


I have intermittent blindness in my right eye. Windows had a great mouse option that made a trail of cursors behind the one that's functional. It made my mouse easier to see. The control button helps me find my mouse, but I need something to help me track it as it moves.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance!

PS: I prefer bash shell installs, copy paste easier then having to read small download link on websites.

Best Answer

You can do this by enabling Show mouse plugin from CompizConfig Settings manager. If you don't have them already installed, you can install them via the terminal using the following command:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra

After these have been installed, open CompizConfig Settings manager and enable Show mouse plugin. To initiate it use Super+K key combination.

I have the following settings in General tab and Particle Options which make the behaviour of the mouse approach of what you wish (maybe even better):

ccsm - show mouse plugin - general tab

ccsm - show mouse pugin - particle option tab