Invisible mouse cursor

How can I make this mouse cursor more visible in edit mode? Right now it's pretty much unusable.

blender --version  
Blender 2.93.1
    build date: 2021-07-23
    build time: 09:45:23
    build commit date: 2021-06-22
    build commit time: 05:57
    build hash: 1b8d33b18c2f
    build platform: Linux
    build type: Release
    build c flags:  -Wall -Wcast-align -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -Werror=return-type -Werror=vla -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wno-char-subscripts -Wno-unknown-pragmas -Wpointer-arith -Wunused-parameter -Wwrite-strings -Wlogical-op -Wundef -Winit-self -Wmissing-include-dirs -Wno-div-by-zero -Wtype-limits -Wformat-signedness -Wrestrict -Wnonnull -Wabsolute-value -Wuninitialized -Wredundant-decls -Wshadow -Wno-error=unused-but-set-variable -Wimplicit-fallthrough=5 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fno-plt -fuse-ld=gold -fopenmp -std=gnu11 -msse -pipe -fPIC -funsigned-char -fno-strict-aliasing -ffp-contract=off -msse2  
    build c++ flags:  -Wuninitialized -Wredundant-decls -Wall -Wno-invalid-offsetof -Wno-sign-compare -Wlogical-op -Winit-self -Wmissing-include-dirs -Wno-div-by-zero -Wtype-limits -Werror=return-type -Wno-char-subscripts -Wno-unknown-pragmas -Wpointer-arith -Wunused-parameter -Wwrite-strings -Wundef -Wformat-signedness -Wrestrict -Wno-suggest-override -Wuninitialized -Wundef -Wmissing-declarations -Wimplicit-fallthrough=5 -I /usr/include/python3.9 -fuse-ld=gold -fopenmp -std=c++17 -msse -pipe -fPIC -funsigned-char -fno-strict-aliasing -ffp-contract=off -msse2  
    build link flags:  -Wl,--version-script='/build/blender/src/blender/source/creator/blender.map'
    build system: CMake

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  • $\begingroup$ Have you checked user preferences on the subject? $\endgroup$
    – TheLabCat
    Aug 11, 2021 at 21:09
  • $\begingroup$ @TheLabCat all of them. Couldn't find anything. $\endgroup$
    – Dan
    Aug 11, 2021 at 21:12
  • $\begingroup$ not even changing the theme/color settings $\endgroup$
    – TheLabCat
    Aug 11, 2021 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ Is it always invisible or just in one specific blend file or situation? $\endgroup$
    – Blunder
    Aug 11, 2021 at 22:00
  • $\begingroup$ @blunder I see my OSs default cursor in object, and a custom cross cursor is perfectly visible with all other modes. Only edit mode makes the cursor invisible. This also happens with all my files and on different blender instances and after a restart. $\endgroup$
    – Dan
    Aug 12, 2021 at 2:20

1 Answer 1


I think you've switched off the overlay option overlay


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