LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2010, 02:20 AM   #1
biplabbijay
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
changing cursor color in gedit


Hi, I am working with scientific linux 4 with specification Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-67.EL.cernsmp #1 SMP Wed Nov 21 16:22:33 CET 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux. How can I change my cursor color from black to green in gedit. thanks in advance.

Biplab Bijay
 
Old 12-31-2010, 07:44 AM   #2
arizonagroovejet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: England
Distribution: openSUSE, Fedora, CentOS
Posts: 1,093

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
As far as I know there is no way to change the cursor colour. If there is then typing 'gedit change cursor colour' in to Google will find the answer.

The information of what version of Linux you are using is not really helpful in this case. It would be more useful to provide the version of gedit that you are using. This can be found by selecting 'About' from the 'Help' menu.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 02:01 AM   #3
tommyttt
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Location: Federal Way, WA
Distribution: openSUSE 11.4 x86_64, openSuSE 12.1, Fedora 15
Posts: 207

Rep: Reputation: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by biplabbijay View Post
Hi, I am working with scientific linux 4 with specification Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-67.EL.cernsmp #1 SMP Wed Nov 21 16:22:33 CET 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux. How can I change my cursor color from black to green in gedit. thanks in advance.

Biplab Bijay
Hi Biplab;
Since you're using gedit I'll assume your desktop is Gnome. It should have a method of changing cursor themes which would include colors. You might have to create your own theme depending on what's available. Look in the settings for mouse & keyboard (I don't use Gnome so am not sure where).

Tom
 
Old 01-03-2011, 01:26 AM   #4
biplabbijay
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 82

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Where to find this cursor theme in scientific linux 4. Can you just specify a bit more clearly ?

With regards Bipla Bijay.


Happy new year to all of you and thanks alot
 
Old 01-04-2011, 01:22 AM   #5
tommyttt
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Location: Federal Way, WA
Distribution: openSUSE 11.4 x86_64, openSuSE 12.1, Fedora 15
Posts: 207

Rep: Reputation: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by biplabbijay View Post
Where to find this cursor theme in scientific linux 4. Can you just specify a bit more clearly ?

With regards Bipla Bijay.


Happy new year to all of you and thanks alot
Sorry, I don't use that distro so can't give explicit directions. I don't use Gnome either but if that's what you're using it should be in the menus. Look under system or administration or similar heading for mouse and cursor settings.

In Kde, the desktop I use, the settings can be found under "configure desktop". Gnome should have something similar. The cursor is basically an digital image with metadata.

Tom
 
Old 01-04-2011, 05:11 AM   #6
biplabbijay
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 82

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I did that . But I didnot find anything in mouse as well as keyboard section. I did not find anything like cursor theme. I dont know what to do. Any way thanks for your help.

With regards Biplab.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 09:15 PM   #7
olliemath
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2015
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Sorry to necro this thread, but after extensive searching I couldn't find this, and this is the first thread that comes up.

Here's how to do it in Scientific Linux, and probably other flavors. First, Gedit stores its color themes as xml files, and clicking on Edit>Preferences>Font&Colors reveals the one you're using, let's call it MYTHEME. Running
Code:
find / -name MYTHEME.xml
as root in a terminal will reveal its location.

Copy the xml file to your home directory, rename it NEWNAME.xml, then open it and edit the hex colors in the line
Code:
<style background="#F8F8F0" foreground="#000000" name="cursor"/>
Now in Gedit under Edit > Preferences > Font&Colors you can add NEWNAME.xml and use it to get a different cursor color.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Gedit cursor saves position Mr. Alex Linux - Software 1 08-30-2010 10:29 AM
gedit default color code username88 Linux - General 1 06-22-2008 04:32 PM
Measuring RGB color under cursor dougnc Linux - Software 4 09-26-2007 03:00 AM
Vim Cursor Color Mr_Munkey Linux - Software 0 01-06-2006 05:42 PM
How to Change the Cursor Color in Ncurses mac57 Programming 0 04-02-2005 03:01 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration