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June 5th, 2013, 12:31 PM
I am using kubuntu 13.04.

Suddenly, very strange red arrow appears on the screen. See attachment.
It can look like I draw it over screenshot with gimp (or whatever) but it REALLY shown on my screen as I'm writing this post.
It stays over all windows and even when I lock screen it still remains. Of course, it disappear when I switch to console, but when I switch back to X it's still there.

You can think it's a joke, but it isn't.

It is something VERY weird for me.

And I drink not much beer today. Anyway, screenshot is a proof and I'm certain that it is not altered.

June 5th, 2013, 02:09 PM
After careful research, I found out that it was "mouse mark" desktop effect.
Also arrows feature seems to be undocumented. It is activated by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Meta twice (first for end and then for beginning of the arrow). It seems that I accidentally pressed this shortcut.
But this effect itself seems to be handy for doing screenshots in which you need to highlight something. No gimp editing anymore.

June 5th, 2013, 07:13 PM
Glad you got it figured out. ;)