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    Hi. I'm pretty good with some parts of Linux, but when my cat sat on the keyboard and I got the pictured results, I wasn't quite sure what it was or how to get rid of it.

    It's like little red pointer lines squiggled all over the screen that came nowhere when my cat disrupted my computer's solitude.

    It's probably something simple, but I don't know how to get rid of it, and it sits atop all other programs/applications. It just gets in the way.

    A restart took care of it!


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    Very sophicticated cat-art indeed
    Henk van Velden

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    At least it wasn't cat - astrophic

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    Maybe your cat is an alien in disguise trying to give you the secret to save the world.

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    deano ferrari wrote:
    > At least it wasn't cat - astrophic


    LOL!! you beat everything i could think of:

    1. teach your cat not to play with mechanical mice..

    2. anyone up at 6 AM deserves trouble!

    3. lock the keyboard or get the cat a job as a Computer/Graphics-Art
    Creator

    hmmmm...i _guess_ this is a lap top and Kitty found it a nice and warm
    place to nap:

    4. close the lid or expect the worst

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    It's a feature !!!! By walking on the keyboard it activated the plugin. At least that's my 2 cents.

    Maybe using 'dog' instead of 'cat' will change the behaviour:
    Code:
    zypper in dog
    whereis cat
    whereis dog
    man dog
    Yes, linux is very animal friendly, all this works. If not, pipe 'nicotine', 'kaffeine', 'codeine' into 'cat' or 'dog' and post results

    My output:

    Code:
    LapTop:/home/glosscomputer # zypper in dog
    Gegevens van installatiebron laden...
    Lezen van genstalleerde pakketten...
    Afhankelijkheden tussen pakketten oplossen...
    
    Het volgende NIEUWE pakket zal worden genstalleerd:
      dog 
    
    1 nieuw te installeren pakket.
    Totale downloadgrootte: 24,0 KiB Na de operatie zal aanvullend 48,0 KiB worden gebruikt.
    Doorgaan? [j/n/?] (j): j
    pakket dog-1.7-186.1.x86_64 wordt opgehaald (1/1), 24,0 KiB (48,0 KiB uitgepakt)
    Ophalen: dog-1.7-186.1.x86_64.rpm [klaar]
    Installeert dog-1.7-186.1 [klaar]
    
    LapTop:/home/glosscomputer # whereis cat
    cat: /bin/cat /usr/share/man/man1/cat.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1p/cat.1p.gz
    
    LapTop:/home/glosscomputer # whereis dog
    dog: /usr/bin/dog /usr/bin/X11/dog /usr/share/man/man1/dog.1.gz
    
    LapTop:/home/glosscomputer # man dog
    DOG(1)                                                                          User Manuals                                                                          DOG(1)
    
    
    
    NAME
           dog - better than cat
    - Athlon X6 3.6 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, 30 GB SSD, 3 TB of disks, GT540, openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 + KDE 4.10 + GNOME 3
    - ASUS A73SD, Intel + GT610M Optimus, 6 GB, 120 GB SSD, openSUSE Tumbleweed

    Anything that can go wrong.... will teach us

    http://en.opensuse.org/User:Knurpht
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    Looks like the "Annotate with mouse" KDE4 composite effect.

    If so, to clear the annotations press META+SHIFT+F11, where META is the win key.

    You can also disable it if Desktop effects>All Effects>Annotate with mouse (or something similar, my system is not in english).

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    The cat was interested in the Firefox.

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    Usually cats prefer mice to keyboards

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    That was in the days of KDE3. KDE4 introduced a new under-the-hood security app called Katscan.

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