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Re: [trinity-users] Cursor customization (was Re: [Users] a miracle has happened!)

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 14:47:32 -0700

On Monday 21 May 2018 14:28:19 Leslie Turriff wrote:
> On 2018-05-21 12:38:06 dep wrote:
> > now if i could cook up the mouse cursor i've wanted ever since i switched
> > from OS/2 to linux. there was an OS/2 utility that allowed one to write
> > one's own mouse (and other) cursors, and i got it and used it and loved
> > it because it was possible to make a pointer arrow that was the reverse
> > of whatever it was over -- black on white, white on black, blue on red,
> > etc., to the point of even being half one color and half the other when
> > it rested on an edge. this made it manifestly visible, always. linux has
> > nothing to match it and i intend to undertake a course of study that will
> > result in its being replicated for linux.
> 	My old Amiga system had that capability too, but for some reason the Linux
> desktops seem to have overlooked that particular customization.  Being
> strongly left-handed, I changed my cursor to point to the right instead of
> the left, but on Linux I'm unable to do that. :-(
> Leslie
I remember having that feature on an old Windoze system (2000 Pro or XP?), and 
also on the rotten Apple before that, and on Amiga even before that. Nice, 
because it's always visible over any background. 

If you can find a package for it anywhere (deb or tar.gz or what-not), and 
submit a request, you may find that the Trinity devs are willing to create 
such a package for you. 

When I installed my Debian OS, I started with the current KDE desktop, so I 
got all cursors that appealed to me, and they work in Trinity even after I 
have got rid of KDE. They also have left-handed mouses (mice? meece?). I use 
a KDE animated cursor theme called TSC, which is made up of concentric 
circles, sort of like a target, so that it is neutral in regard to whether 
one uses the right or left hand; it's also visible against most backgrounds.