How to Uninstall and Install big-cursor on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 2, 2022

This package provides some large mouse cursors for use under X. It’s useful for laptop users, for those running X at very high resolutions, and for anyone who finds it hard to see the default mouse cursors. I will show you how to install big-cursor on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.


  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for big-cursor to work
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install big-cursor on Ubuntu 22.04

Install big-cursor Ubuntu 22.04

big-cursor is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install big-cursor using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux beginner. Following these steps to get big-cursor on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install big-cursor Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install big-cursor

Install big-cursor using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install big-cursor by following these steps:

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can now install big-cursor Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude -y install big-cursor

Uninstall big-cursor on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

If you installed big-cursor using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall big-cursor on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove big-cursor

If you want to uninstall big-cursor and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge big-cursor


In this guide, I showed you ways to install big-cursor on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall big-cursor too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.