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October 20, 2018 at 7:05 am #12697Member
My eyesight is not good, so I need a large mouse cursor. I have a cursor set called Large Mouse Cursors (!), and I installed it and selected it with the Control Center. The change shows up in some applications (Chromium, Geany), but not others (SapceFM). It also does not show up on the desktop.
Please tell me how can I get my cursor selection to show up everywhere.October 20, 2018 at 8:02 am #12700Moderator
Looks like you want
Menu > Applications > Preferences > Mouse Configuration
Linux (& BSD) since 1999October 20, 2018 at 8:09 am #12702Member
Where did you put the mouse cursor set, mouse cursors are in usr/share/icons.October 20, 2018 at 8:25 am #12704Member
Thanks for the replies. Yes, I used the menu path that led to the Mouse Cursor setting, and it is showing Large Mouse Cursors selected. Yes, I put my cursor set in /usr/share/icons.
Well, good grief! I just reselected Large Mouse Cursors and this time the change is applied everywhere! Go Figure.October 20, 2018 at 11:25 am #12709Moderator
Glad you got it working. 🙂
Linux (& BSD) since 1999October 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm #12717Member
It turns out there’s more to the story. The new cursor assignment does not stick through a reboot. It goes back to what I reported originally: big cursors some places, but not everywhere. I have to bring up the theme changer again to get the big ones everywhere.
What makes it even more strange is the fact that I moved the two DMZ* folders to /opt, and the behavior was not changed. I checked, and there are no other instances of those folders. So where is the system finding those little cursors?October 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm #12737Member
“I moved the two DMZ* folders to /opt”
That’s a new one on me. I’ve never heard of anything cursor related ever being sourced from /opt
ls -d /usr/share/icons/*/cursors
That should show you, from commandline, where the assets of the “known cursor sets” reside.
If you moved folders (ouch), sounds like you’ve already found them. Browse using rox-filer or spacefm file manager /usr/share/icons and move or copy them back into place.
I don’t know why the setting for selected cursorset would not stick across reboots. This wiki page mentions editing ~/.Xresources ~/.xinitrc but I’ve never found it necessary to do so
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Cursor_themes#Environment_variableOctober 22, 2018 at 6:19 am #12744Member
I moved the DMZs to /opt so the system wouldn’t see them. I left only my desired Large Mouse Cursors in /usr/share/icons. But the little black DMZ cursor still shows up on the desktop after every boot.
I did a search for the cursor files, and there are none unaccounted for. So I don’t know where the system is finding those little icons.
I have a workaround that I can tolerate. I put antixcc.sh (the Control Center script) in .fluxbox/startup, so it comes up after every boot. It takes only three clicks to get universal large cursors:
1. Change GTK2 and icon themes.
2. Close in the Customize look and feel window that comes up.
3. X to close the Control Center.
It’s interesting to me that the cursors actually change after click #1.
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