said Leslie Turriff: | 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. :-( ah, another member of the sinister tribe! i've always used trackballs, beginning with one in the 1980s that had a ball the size of a baseball -- but in the DOS days having the left hand available for the real work on the keyboard made sense, and since then it's been like shifting gears, something i've trained my otherwise useless right hand to do. i could swear i saw a KDE icon theme that allowed pointing from the other side. but in any case, i bet you could find the pointer you like, toss it in the gimp or some such, do the laft-right flip, and save it and it would work. -- dep Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email. Because privacy matters.