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Old 08-29-2014, 03:22 AM   #1
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Courser Size


Hi all, could someone please tell me how to make my Courser much larger. I would like to have the commands need to us in terminal.
 
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They say dconf does it. I've seen that for 12.04, but someone answered it for 14.04 as a possibility, the OP never responded if it worked or didn't.

http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/10/how-...-size-and.html

Might be worth a try.

Can you reword:
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I would like to have the commands need to us in terminal.
Sorry but it is not understandable.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 09:39 AM   #3
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They say dconf does it. I've seen that for 12.04, but someone answered it for 14.04 as a possibility, the OP never responded if it worked or didn't.

http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/10/how-...-size-and.html

Might be worth a try.

Can you reword:Sorry but it is not understandable.
Tried both actions. Nether worked.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:17 AM   #4
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Looking at the settings I have, some installed are extras like the Compiz Config Settings Manager which allows you to control a lot of stuff, there are some properties more towards pointer emphasis and auto-centering. Like you hit a key and it flashes the pointer, or causes it to be centered in the viewable area.

I think you need to look at custom themes, concentrating on ones which are more for accessibility; to allow for bigger, clearer fonts as well as larger cursors and mouse pointers. That however is the best I got, I don't install themes like that so have no further recommendations. Best I could do is look at my system and the allowable customizations and see if what you're seeking is available. As I say, I do have a few added customize apps installed and none of them allow me to do much along the lines of changing the size, but instead just assists to locate the cursor or center it.

I recommend you search for desktop themes which can do what you want.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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Look in your control center (whatever Ubuntu is calling it these days). There should be an item for configuring your cursor that includes a number of choices.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Icons

Iconsets are generally stored in /usr/share/icons; many include multiple sizes. For example, from this Slackware box,

Code:
$ ls /usr/share/icons/Tango
16x16  22x22  24x24  32x32  index.theme  scalable
Edit:

How did I wander off into icons?

My apologies.

These links will help with cursors:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/12649...r-and-its-size

http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/10/how-...-size-and.html

Last edited by frankbell; 08-29-2014 at 11:46 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:18 PM   #6
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rtmisler, Thanks I will take a look at desltop themes.

The reason I have an interest in this courser change idea. Is I am using a 32 inch wide screen monitor. It must sit about 12 foot away from me. Which make the courser often hard to locate.
As you know Windows OS's come with an option to change size and color and action. I must say that as a new-bee to Linux. I an very surprised that someone has not written a program for this.
 
  


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