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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:29 pm    Post subject: Get some decent mouse pointers! Reply with quote

Being disappointed with the standard KDE cursors, and not too impressed with the gentoo extra ones, I downloaded the xcursor package from portage, but to be honest I was not too impressed with those either. Then I remembered "cursor_themes" which is an unofficial Mandrake rpm, which is a small download from the net (though not from an official source). However it is a dead easy Google/Linux search.

Use rpm2targz and tar to unzip it, and then you just have to move each directory containing a cursors theme to /usr/share/cursors/xfree/

You will find them at usr/share/icons from wherever you unzipped them. Don't put them in /usr/share/icons/ as Gentoo uses a different directory to Mandrake.

The "3dwhite" theme and the ones with "shadow" in their name (ie green_shadow) are all worth a look...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might you be able to post a screenshot or two? ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:05 am    Post subject: Windows Cursors Reply with quote

you know that you can get some pretty cool cursors off of your operating system? You can do this by going in to your control panel and hit cursors and they have some pretty cool ones. I wouldnt d/l any, since im a webdesigner, im always busy!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OddFox wrote:
Might you be able to post a screenshot or two? ;)


I'm not sure I don't think cursors come out on Screenshots!

I like the 3dwhite and ---shadow cursors because they are functional, not flash, but just look a bit classier than the standard black or white.

If you do emerge the extra ones available at gentoo (you may like them I didn't) you get instructions about how to switch cursors.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.kde-look.org also has some nice cursors. you can sort by ranking or most d/led.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would I go about changing my cursor in fluxbox?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downloaded files, but can't find in either Gnome or KDE where to select the pointers. Gnome HELP file says to selecter under the "pointers" section of the mouse config, but I have no such selection.

Help enyone?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
fuero@bmfh fuero $ cat ~/.Xdefaults
Xcursor.theme: Premium
Xcursor.size: 32


Create a similar file according to your theme and it will work. (of course you have to put your cursors in /usr/share/cursors/xfree)

[OT] BTW: It stopped working with KDE 3.1.2beta1, I can see the new cursor after logging in, but after the splash screen disappears, I'm stuck with the standard x-cursors... Anyone got an idea for this?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never bothered with changing just my configuration file. I always found it easier to just edit /usr/share/cursors/xfree/default/index.theme. What I do is download my cursors, extract them to /usr/share/cursors/xfree, and then edit the index.theme file to say the name of the folder which containts the cursors you want. For example: if you wanted to use the gentoo-blue cursors (one of the themes that comes with gentoo) then just change the file to say:

Code:
Inherits=gentoo-blue


works fine for me. my problem, though is that the cursor theme i really want to use (http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=6277) flickers in fluxbox. I don't have kde/gnome installed so I don't know if it is just a fluxbox thing. I would assume not. My default cursors don't, but these do. Could it be because they are transparent?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I "borrow" all of my cursors from the CursorXP collection at Wincustomize.com (which is down right now) by using a perl script/program called Stardock2xp

You need a couple of programs to make this work like imagemagick and a couple of perl modules...I think ConfigIniFiles and another one.

But any way, I have great cursors...My favorite is dropplus...a cursorxp theme
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Get some decent mouse pointers! Reply with quote

davecs wrote:
Use rpm2targz and tar to unzip it...


I'm sorry, but that just ticks me off! ;) At least say you unTAR it, not unzip it with tar. ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chickpea wrote:
Well, I "borrow" all of my cursors from the CursorXP collection at Wincustomize.com (which is down right now) by using a perl script/program called Stardock2xp


I've got that program, but I can't seem to make it work. What is the syntax?
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