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Old 06-19-2020, 01:24 AM   #1
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How do I increase the size of my mouse pointer?


I have been looking all over for this. Because of Moksha, Bodhi does not use the tools I would normally invoke to make a larger pointer, and I can't find where to do that. Please help.
 
Old 06-19-2020, 03:07 AM   #2
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settings -> input -> mouse -> cursor -> size
sounds like what you are looking for.
 
Old 06-20-2020, 12:07 AM   #3
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Thank you, that worked.

Except is it Settings -> Settings Console -> Mouse -> Cursor -> Size
Missed a step in there. But I'm not stoopid yet.
 
Old 06-20-2020, 12:08 AM   #4
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I just noticed that my cursor returns to the same size it was when I close the Settings. Yes, I did save it. It returns to the larger size as soon as I open the Settings Console again.
 
Old 06-20-2020, 11:33 AM   #5
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Some applications also control cursor size. Firefox for example. That setting you set only controls the cursor moksha uses on the desktop.
 
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Old 06-20-2020, 01:23 PM   #6
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You can also set curser theme/size like these examples.

~/.Xdefaults
Code:
Xcursor.theme: default
Xcursor.size: 40
~/.gtkrc-2.0
Code:
gtk-cursor-theme-size=40
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
Code:
gtk-cursor-theme-size = 40
 
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:19 PM   #7
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~/.gtkrc-2.0
Code:
gtk-cursor-theme-size=40
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
Code:
gtk-cursor-theme-size = 40
thank you. these two worked to make mine look better in firefox, geany, leafpad and libreoffice. possibly others. those were just the ones i had noticed were a much different size previously.

it did require a reboot for the new size to take effect.

Last edited by cordx; 06-21-2020 at 09:30 PM.
 
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I would also like to know how I can change the coursor..
 
Old 06-27-2020, 02:21 AM   #9
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do you mean something like changing the mouse cursor theme so it is a different color or shape?
 
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I would also like to know how I can change the coursor..
Doesn't this thread provide solutions (or at least more-than-halfway solutions) already?
Did you try them?

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Old 06-27-2020, 03:56 AM   #11
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do you mean something like changing the mouse cursor theme so it is a different color or shape?
color would be nice, but I was thinking of making it larger. The scale option just scales the bit map used for the cursor, so it is bigger but all blurry.
 
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color would be nice, but I was thinking of making it larger. The scale option just scales the bit map used for the cursor, so it is bigger but all blurry.
The cursor theme itself has to provide larger bitmaps, otherwise there's no way to make it larger without making it blurry.
 
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The cursor theme itself has to provide larger bitmaps, otherwise there's no way to make it larger without making it blurry.
yeah.. I'm asking how you do that.
 
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Do what you wish. Set your machine up the way that you wish. Either from your distros repository or
https://www.gnome-look.org/browse/cat/107/ord/latest/
https://www.deviantart.com/topic/customization
https://www.pling.com/browse/cat/107/
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXDE#Cursors
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Cursor_Themes

Example:
Code:
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
gtk-cursor-theme-name=My_cursor_theme_name
 
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:41 PM   #15
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You can also set curser theme/size like these examples.

~/.Xdefaults
Code:
Xcursor.theme: default
Xcursor.size: 40
~/.gtkrc-2.0
Code:
gtk-cursor-theme-size=40
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
Code:
gtk-cursor-theme-size = 40
I do not seem to have any of those directories?

There was ~/.config/gtk-3.0 and ~/.config/gtk-2.0 but they didn't have any ini files in them.

I couldn't see a "Xcursor?
 
  


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