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Old 06-01-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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more and different pointer or mouse cursor glyphs for Ubuntu Jaunty


I have tried several ways to install and configure more or different cursor glyphs for use as mouse or pointer cursors. No joy.

Can anyone guide my journey out of darkness and into the light, or colored or larger or high-contrast or animated?

Not Cursored,
~~~ 0;-\ Dan
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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maybe you can tell in a short way what you've already tried (and thus didn't work).....
Then we can give you suggestions / things that really can help - not a dialog of: "already tried ... already tried ..........."

Or, if you already solved it yourself, explain here for other users with potential the same problem how to do it...
 
Old 06-13-2010, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the nudge ... no solution, yet.

First, I went to System==>Preferences==>Mouse and was sad to find that there is no way to set or otherwise alter pointer (mouse or stylus) cursors or glyphs. I had a similarly unproductive experience trying System==>Preferences==>Appearance. Lastly, my attempts to Google (v.t.) "mouse cursor" with other words like "change" "replace" "install" returned several results that discussed various problem areas, but nothing about replacement cursor or glyph themes or even individual cursors or glyphs. Eventually, I found this http://linuxinside.blogspot.com/2007...se-cursor.html but could not make these instructions work from the beginning. Specifically, the Preferences dialog does not have a Pointers tab at all. I have a folder .icons (leading dot) but it is empty. What the ...?

~~~ 0;-/ Dan

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Old 06-14-2010, 01:07 PM   #4
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one more question...

are you in KDE or Gnome??? (or ...?)

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:56 PM   #5
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... back among the living

After some time in hospital and other distractions, I get to return to my "real life" as a geek...

I want to solve this problem with GNOME on Ubuntu Jaunty and Lucid.

1. I need link(s) to pointer-icon artwork collections
2. Download and install instructions -- put them onto my system so that they can be used by any user
3. Activation and integration instructions -- arrange for specific user to experience the new and different pointer artwork.

I suspect that my trouble begins with lack of knowledge about what to search for -- what are mouse-cursor or pointer-cursor artwork items called? Are they "pointer icons" or something else? Are they part of various "icon sets" that I find or are these cursor items separate?

Thanks,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
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I think you can find here what you want:
gnome-look

An example:
ComixCursors
=> this one states that there's a file called "install" in the archive, in which you can find the instructions to install the mouse theme....
I would think it's the same for most packages

Success
(and if you don't understand it after reading this, ask it!)

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Old 09-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #7
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I'm still trying to discover whether mouse-pointer graphics are part of the various "icon" download sets or not. Also, what are they called in real life "mouse pointer graphics" "cursors" other?

Merci d'avance
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 09-10-2010, 02:55 PM   #8
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what is going wrong?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rubentje1991 View Post
I think you can find here what you want:
gnome-look
...
(and if you don't understand it after reading this, ask it!)
I installed gcursor from the Jaunty repository. It launched just fine using System --> Preferences --> Cursor Selections. I selected a cursor that I liked and pressed
Install Theme

Nothing Happened!!

There was a small indication that the install button got pressed, but there was zero other "happening."

I restarted X11 and still I did not get a different cursor set.

Stumpled*
~~~ 0;-Dan

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* "stumpled" -- a mashup (sic) of "stumped" and "trampled"; used to indicate that I've bashed my head long enough to fall down and get walked on.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 07:45 AM   #9
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Try some different mouse cursors to install - if that doesn't work, let it know here!
 
Old 09-11-2010, 12:01 PM   #10
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Try some different mouse cursors to install - if that doesn't work, let it know here!
1. When searching the net for "mouse pointers" or "mouse cursors" I don't find tar-balls or similar collections to download. I DO find
"themes" and "icons".

2. Using System --> Preferences --> Mouse I do not find any way to alter the mouse pointers.

3. When I install gcursors to Jaunty or Lucid, nothing happens when I select an alternate cursor and select "install".

4. I find the following already installed:
Code:
/path/# ls /etc/X11/cursors/
core.theme  handhelds.theme  redglass.theme  whiteglass.theme
but I don't find any way to select among them.

Thoroughly stumped,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 09-12-2010, 02:11 AM   #11
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I'm not a Gnome user (have been it for +/- 2 months), so I think I can't try to help you any further...

Maybe someone who knows Gnome better than me....
 
  


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