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Month: July 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Bigger mouse pointer is too "translucent"

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:55:13 +0100
On Thursday 07 July 2016 04:13:22 Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 06, 2016 at 11:13:03PM +0100, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > > > Use an opaque mouse cursor theme???
> [...]
> > > And where can I find one of those critters, my dear lady?
> [...]
> > When you find a nice one, let me know what it is.
> Obviously somebody has created these mouse cursors, and they probably
> didn't do it by typing a series of zeroes and ones into a file. Is there
> a standard "cursor editor" software application? Or at least a standard
> way to create a cursor theme?
> Back in Ancient Days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I used an
> Apple Macintosh, there was an Apple product called "Resedit". It was a
> marvel, created for the Apple developers themselves, and then passed
> around to non-Apple developers. It let you open up all sorts of
> applications and other binary files and edit their internal resources,
> such as menu names, error message strings, icons and cursors. Apart from
> the four standard Apple cursors which were baked into ROM (the arrow,
> wristwatch, crosshairs and fat cross), you could edit any cursor using a
> simple point-and-click interface.
> Given that the state of computing is now about 30 years more advanced
> than when Resedit came out, I wonder whether there is a cursor editor
> around somewhere? I found this link:
> but like many tech threads, it follows the "how to make muffins" school
> of thought:
>   To make muffins, you will need flour. Flour is the ground up grain
>   of the plants Triticum aestivum, Triticum durum or Oryza sativa.
>   You can purchase flour from a supermarket or grocery store in
>   exchange for money, which is typically made from paper or gold.
>   Prepare to cook your muffins by turning your oven on and letting
>   it pre-heat to 380°F or 210°C. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar,
>   baking soda, salt, blueberries, eggs, oil, milk or water. Put the
>   mixture in the oven.
>   Now you have muffins!

Steve, that is wonderful!  I shall share it - I hope you don't mind. :-?