I've spent the better part of an hour trying to find a good add-on or plugin or... SOMETHING... for Gnome to enable a Windows-like mouse cursor trail. The "locate" widget and the little fire trail of compiz are both out of the question, unfortunately.
I've been googling like mad. Several other people have asked the question, and of course, the most "useful" answer was:
Why would you want that? I hated it in windows**
To circumvent this particular request for information, I will say that I am setting up the system for a couple of people who are visually impaired, and for whom neither the "locate cursor" widget, nor the compiz trailing fireballs really help very much. They really want a Linux system, but if they can't USE it, I'm going to have to give them Windows, and maybe set them up with a virtual linux box or something (which isn't as fun, you know). ; )
Any help is sincerely appreciated.
**(Brief tangent: I never got why anyone would waste their time on such a response. That's like saying "I don't like strawberry ice cream, so why do they even sell it?" Seems overly self-centric.)