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Old 03-02-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
Seiken
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a couple KDE graphical annoyances


Hello,

So I'm having 2 little graphical annoyances in KDE 3.5 (the one that comes with Slackware 12.0.)

1. I right-clicked on the pager at one point, and then "Launch pager." This caused a new pager window to popup onto my desktop. I closed it, but it comes back every time I start KDE.

2. I installed a couple mouse cursor themes from kde-look.org. My regular cursor changed as well as the cursor for when you hover a link, and also the vertical bar to signify you are in a text field updated. It seems the otehr cursors (hourglass and window resize arrows) stay as the cursors from the default theme though no matter which theme I use.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Seiken
 
Old 03-02-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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2. Is a bug. It is possible to fix it by copying the cursor folder to ~/.icons and then putting the cursor theme in the ~/.icons/default/index.theme:

Code:
dive@LightStar(~) cat .icons/default/index.theme
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=White
where 'White' is the name of the cursor theme/folder.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 11:16 PM   #3
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2. Is a bug. It is possible to fix it by copying the cursor folder to ~/.icons and then putting the cursor theme in the ~/.icons/default/index.theme:

Code:
dive@LightStar(~) cat .icons/default/index.theme
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=White
where 'White' is the name of the cursor theme/folder.
Thanks for your response, dive.

Since the cursor theme was imported through KDE's Control Center, I don't know where this "cursor folder" is since it was all automatic. Would you mind explaining how I find it?

Thanks,
Seiken
 
Old 03-05-2008, 04:48 PM   #4
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2. Is a bug. It is possible to fix it by copying the cursor folder to ~/.icons and then putting the cursor theme in the ~/.icons/default/index.theme:

Code:
dive@LightStar(~) cat .icons/default/index.theme
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=White
where 'White' is the name of the cursor theme/folder.
Okay, so I found the cursors in my ~/.icons directory under their own subdirectory. There was no ~/.icons/default directory, so I made one and copied the index.theme file from the cursor theme there, then edited it to add the "Inherits" line. I also copied all the files from the theme's "cursors" directory into ~/.icons

Restarted KDE, and I still get the KDE default cursors for resizing windows, which doesn't match up with the screenshot from kde-look.org where I got the theme(s). It only seems to be the window-resize cursors. The window-move, text-input (vertical line,) hourglass, and pointers all seem to be okay.
 
  


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