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#1 2009-08-30 16:12:51

anonymous
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Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

Create (if not already existing) or edit your ~/.Xdefaults file and add these lines:

Xcursor.theme: name
Xcursor.size:  32

Just change the name and/or size to your preference. Then logout and log back in to see the change.

BTW I initially thought gcursor could be used for this purpose, but after searching it seems this program is broken.

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#2 2009-08-30 23:19:20

arpinux
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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

hi anonymous,
....doesn't work for me hmm
put a custom cursor theme in /usr/share/icons, change the default-link in /defaults , but it seems i can't change the size...

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#3 2009-08-30 23:26:15

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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

arpinux wrote:

change the default-link in /defaults

Im not sure what you mean by this, but did you put both the theme name and size in the .Xdefaults file?

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#4 2009-08-30 23:35:49

arpinux
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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

no, i change the link in /usr/share/icons/defaults to point it to my custom index.theme . so , i have my custom cursor on desktop but maybe i asked a too small size  (16 px).
and i've edit my ~/.Xdefaults like you said with custom-name & size.

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#5 2009-08-31 00:18:19

anonymous
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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

Does changing the theme at least work? Can you change the size for other themes?

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#6 2009-08-31 00:40:53

arpinux
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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

in fact: Xdefault doesn't override /usr/share/icons/defaults config , and even if i put the same cursor-name, i can't change the size... ? ....
as i've got a xfce-session, i tried to log in xfce and change the cursor style with xfce-settings; it works for the theme but not for the size <16 so i think cursors cannot be smaller than 16px.
talking about Xtheme-changing in openbox-session, i think i'll see it tomorrow ...
thanks for your help, i'll try different config and send it back here
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#7 2010-03-20 09:17:18

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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

i tried making my own cursor, and using the tips here ( http://www.ehow.com/how_5026012_make-cu … buntu.html ) , on my sabayon machine, no joy.   gonna try on crunchbang here.  if it works, then thats a useful link and this isnt a waste of a post.   ^_^ wink


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#8 2010-03-20 11:51:37

danielrmt
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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

@arpinux: you can try adding the following to your autostart.sh:

xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults

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#9 2010-03-20 12:42:58

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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

danielrmt wrote:

@arpinux: you can try adding the following to your autostart.sh:

xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults

Just note, this thread is from last august. So he may not have the issue any more.


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#10 2010-03-20 12:52:31

danielrmt
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Re: Howto: Change mouse cursor theme and size

blackbinary wrote:
danielrmt wrote:

@arpinux: you can try adding the following to your autostart.sh:

xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults

Just note, this thread is from last august. So he may not have the issue any more.

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