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Old 11-29-2004, 06:28 AM   #1
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changing mouse cursor


How can I change the mouse cursor in linux?
I run fluxbox, and sometimes KDE. But it should work on both if a change is made somewhere in the system right!?

Right now I have a black default pointer, but I would like to put some color in it... or maybe change it alot... is that possible in linux, and if it is then how?

Raf
 
Old 11-29-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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In KDE there is the Control Center which can be accessed from the menu KDE Start Menu->Settings where you can configure any aspect of your KDE desktop.

I've never used fluxbox, so I cannot answer that part of it.

In Control Center, you must choose,

Peripherals -> Mouse.

Choose the cusor theme tab and you can configure the mouse cursor there.

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Old 11-29-2004, 10:14 AM   #3
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Hi,
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=14906
you can also install themes per user in your ~/.icons folder
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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thanx for the help....
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:54 AM   #5
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OK, itīs easy for KDE, but is it possible to change the cursors outside of KDE? I mean, can I tell X to use different cursors independently from the win manager?
 
Old 12-18-2004, 11:07 PM   #6
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Login Cursor Change in KDM?

How is this possible?

Thanks!

Chris
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:02 AM   #7
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KDE Cursor (control center)

There is no "cursor theme" tab in current versions of KDE, at least none of my installs.

Any other ideas?

Landis.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 03:09 PM   #8
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How to Install New Cursor Themes

For most themes, which come with an install script, just run the script! Cursors, manually, may be installed on`/.icons/NameOfTheme, or the name which you define below:

The following, tells x to use 'NameOfTheme' as the default system cursor:
Add a file .Xdefaults to /root directory, if it doesn't exist, and add this to it:
Xcursor.theme: NameOfTheme

Alternatively, be sure to add 'index.theme', inside the root folder of each of your themes:
`/.icons/NameOfTheme/index.theme

inside index.theme, place:
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=CURSOR_THEME_NAME_HERE
Comment=BLAH_BLAH_B:AH
Name=WHATEVER_YOU_WANT

I hope this works for your distro/security level, too!

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