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Old 03-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Convert a mouse pointer theme from Windows


Hi. I'm trying to convert a custom mouse pointer theme from Windows to X11. I already turned all the .curs to .pngs and figured out how to use xcursorgen. My problem stems from where to place the generated files. (I use LXDE) I copied a working theme from /usr/share/icons/redglass/cursors to ~/.icons/mycursorpack/cursors and replaced some of the more obvious ones, like bottom_left_corner and cross. Here's my problem: how do I know which of the files go to which cursor. I saw this:
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$ls ~/.icons/mycursorpack/cursors
based_arrow_down     cross         left_ptr        right_tee          top_side
based_arrow_up       dot           left_ptr_watch  sb_h_double_arrow  top_tee
bottom_left_corner   dotbox        left_side       sb_right_arrow     watch
bottom_right_corner  double_arrow  left_tee        sb_up_arrow        X_cursor
bottom_side          draped_box    ll_angle        sb_v_double_arrow  xterm
bottom_tee           fleur         pencil          shuttle
center_ptr           gumby         right_ptr       top_left_corner
circle               hand2         right_side      top_right_corner
and now I don't know what all those do. For example, what the hell's a fleur? Google was unhelpful, and the relevant freedesktop.org standard (http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Spec...ns/cursor-spec) seems to be completely ignored. Any advice, I'm at a loss here?

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Old 03-19-2011, 04:34 AM   #2
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You should download some themes and take a look at the various pointers used, that's what I had to do. I also made plenty of symlinks.
 
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Does there happen to be a way to convert cursor files to images I can use?
 
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See:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...format-866816/
 
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That thread gives instructions on how to convert .cur to .png to xcursor, but there appears to be no way to go from xcursor back to png.
 
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Unfortunately the Xcursor format (see man page), although reasonably well documented, is not an image format, so converting from it to something else is not straightforward. I don't know of a program that can convert them back.
 
  


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