The msd-locate-pointer utility is a program that creates ripples (like throwing a stone into water) around the mouse pointer. This helps to locate the position of the mousepointer.
With mate-settings-daemon i is possible to assign a hotkey for evoking the msd-locate-pointer command.
This manual page has been written by Mike Gabriel <email@example.com>. It has been originally written for the Debian project (but may be used by others)