How to use mouse trails like Windows without Compiz?

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I found this question, but it is about Compiz, which is not actively developed anymore.

How to use mouse trails in recent versions Ubuntu (let's say, 22.04 LTS)?

I am looking for answers for both GNOME and KDE, and something which preferably work in both X.Org and Wayland.

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For GNOME (Ubuntu):

Install and use the xinput command-line tool by running the following command:

sudo apt install xinput

Use the xinput command to enable mouse trails. Open a terminal and run the following command to list the available input devices:

xinput list

Identify the ID of your mouse device in the list.

Run the following command, replacing with the ID of your mouse device:

xinput set-prop <device-id> 'libinput Pointer Accel Profile Enabled' 0, 1

This command disables the default pointer acceleration and enables a custom profile that creates the mouse trail effect. You may need to experiment with different values to achieve the desired effect.

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