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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Changing Cursor Theme in XFCE4 Reply with quote

OK, check this out, it's easy.

do an
Code:
#ls /usr/share/cursors/xfree/


and decide on a theme you like. Say for this example that you decide to use the "whiteglass" theme.

open /etc/xfce4/xinitrc and add these lines in BEFORE the line that says EOF:

Code:

Xcursor.theme: whiteglass
Xcursor.size: 32   (or whatever size if you want to change it from the default)
EOF


This will change the xfce4 cursor for all users. To change it for one user, copy the xinitrc file into the ~/.xfce4/ folder and change accordingly.

You might want to emerge -s xcursors to see some available cursors besides the defaults.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you can always change it in "/usr/share/cursors/xfree/default/index.theme" to have it apply to any windows manager for all users, or in "~/.Xdefaults" to have it apply to individual users
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK two things through.

I like the /usr/share/cursors/default/index.theme thing, as it changes my cursor for kdm too. HOWEVER, can I change the size of the cursor using this same file?

Also, the new versions of XFCE4 for some reason, unlike kde and gnome, don't read the ~/.Xdefaults file, which is why I wrote this tip.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this thread is old but...

I'm using xorg and xfce4. In order to change the cursors I did the following.

For the system wide cursor, I edited the /usr/share/cursors/xorg-x11/default/index.theme and set it to use the blueglass-xcursors

It was changed from:
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=core

To:
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=Blue

For my user account, I copied the cursors directory to /home/myuser/.icons then edited ~/.icons/default/index.theme
To:
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=whiteglass
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