where did my little "target" thing go

i lost my “target” i dont really know what to call it. it is the thing that shows how to rotate and where to put new objects and i lost it. it is offscreen somewhere and i cant get it back. i tried clicking on a spot that i can see but it doesnt come to me. any help plz

Make sure you’re in Object Mode, not Texture Paint or Vertex Paint modes.

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the cursor?

try clicking in the 3d view. but that probably isn’t it.

i am in object mode and yet when i click it still isnt there. and it is only on tihs one file none others

also is there a way to select faces instead of the default vertexes

Press shift+c to get the cursor back to the centre.

it’s possible that the file somehow got corrupted. the solution would be to make a new file, and append everything from the old file into the new file.