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Month: July 2016

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

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 14:14:36 +0200
Am Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2016 schrieb Steven D'Aprano:
> 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?

You can use GIMP to modify/create Xcursor files. Install adwaita-icon-theme, go to /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors and modify the images:

# cd /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors
# for i in *; do mv $i $i.xmc
# chown <user>:<user> *

$ gimp /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors/*.xmc

# cd /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors
# for i in *.xmc; do mv $i ${i%.xmc}

You'll see in gimp that each icon has 3 resolutions: 48px, 32px and 24px.

BTW, is there a way to change the default xcursor size from within TDE? I have to put 
#Xcursor.size: 48
Xcursor.size: 32
in ~/.Xresources to get anything bigger than 24x24 pixel.


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