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Old 03-05-2004, 11:00 PM   #1
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How do you change the mouse pointer gfx?

I'm using XFree86 4.3 (uhm, I think... X --help and X --version return nothing useful)

I have my own preferred mouse pointer graphics. (I don't like tails on my arrow...)

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if you use kde, its under settings->control center -> peripherals -> mouse. but you have to have a good theme for it.
Old 03-06-2004, 12:01 AM   #3
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Ah, so the window manager handles the mouse pointer graphics?

I tend to use Window Maker at home and Gnome at work...
Old 03-06-2004, 08:51 AM   #4
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In SuSE it's /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager: X_MOUSE_CURSOR=<theme>

also: "XFree86 -version"
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>> so the window manager handles the mouse pointer graphics?

Yes.... And no.
The window manager handles the default mouse pointers, but any application can set it to whatever it wants to (most use the defaults though). The xsetroot program can handle changing the default pointer cursor for window managers that don't handle it, but it can only change the pointer cursor.


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