Simple XLib program to highlight the cursor position.
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Simple XLib program to highlight the cursor position. This is similar to the feature found in Windows XP (and possibly later?)

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Using it

Compile it by typing make. Run `find-cursor -h to see some options for controlling the appearance.

  • The author runs it with xcape:

      xcape -e 'Control_L=Escape;Shift_L=KP_Add'  
    

    When Left shift is tapped, a Keypad Add is sent – I don't have a numpad on my keyboard – which we can then use to launch the program.

  • I configured my window manager (PekWM) to pick up Numpad Add and launch this:

      KeyPress = "KP_Add" { Actions = "Exec find-cursor" }
    

    I'm not going to include instructions for every window manager out there. I'm sure you can figure out how to use it with your WM ;-) You can also use xbindkeys, which should work with $any window manager.

  • You may want to disable shadows if you use compton or some other composite manager; for example for compton start it with:

      compton --shadow-exclude "class_g = 'find-cursor'"
    

    Or, perhaps even better, disable it for all shaped windows:

      compton --shadow-exclude 'bounding_shaped'
    

    You can also put that in the compton config file. Other managers might have different options/flags.