Ubuntu – “Shake to Find Cursor” feature for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

18.04accessibilitygnomemousemouse pointer

Is there any software that does the same as the macOS feature "Shake to Find Cursor" for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

Best Answer

  • It is possible on Ubuntu 20.04 (GNOME Shell version 3.36.x) using a GNOME Shell extension called 'Jiggle'.

    Jiggle is a Gnome Shell extension that highlights the cursor position when the mouse is moved rapidly.
    jiggle extension

    It provides some customisation options too:
    jiggle extension settings
    Besides the 'cursor scaling' effect (as in the screencast above), it currently provides two more effects: 'fireworks' and 'spotlight'.

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