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Month: May 2018

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

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 17:57:28 -0700

On Monday 21 May 2018 17:18:33 dep wrote:
> 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.

Yes, the current KDE has some left-handed themes. And they will work with TDE 
(even if you uninstall everything else KDE), because once installed they 
reside somewhere in your home folder, I believe. (I did find the folder once 
before, but I'll be darned if I can find it now!) I don't think you have to 
install a lot of KDE crap to get them.