[SATLUG] Changing the default pointer in Gnome (SOLVED)

mark mark at kandm-solutions.com
Mon Jan 3 16:36:58 CST 2011


one of the compiz plugins (show mouse) will put a ring of spinning
starts around the mouse pointer. impossible to miss. although it doesn't
really help you see exactly where the tip of the pointer is. The
magnifier or zoom desktop plugins could also be helpful.

On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 15:56 -0600, hc at lookcee.com wrote:
> Thanks James, yeah I tried those hi contrast but I wasn't pleased and while I am impaired I can still see fairly well but that default pointer was designed when we had 600x800 res they just get lost and having only B&W makes it way worse I can find that bright red fast.
> 
> Right I am considering installing 10.10 on my C-box that is planned to be my experimental box and keep my production projects on the server and B-box. That is a big reason why I try to stick with the LTS releases and I stayed with 8.04 till this upgrade.
> Thanks again
> hh
> 
> 
> Glad to hear you found a work-around, friend! I was never really happy with
> 10.04 of Ubuntu, personally. After doing more harm to my system with
> tweaking then good, I decided to backup my important data on ubuntu one, and
> install a fresh 10.10 install on new partitions via usb (super fast speed
> with usb 2.0! Makes me want to try USB 3.0) and honestly I've never been
> happier with a default install of Ubuntu.
> 
> Doing a fresh install will undo all customizations and trashing partitions
> will cost you all data on them (except through partition/file system
> recovery which is "ify" at best), so it's not something to take lightly.
> There is even an option in apt-get that will perform a live install on
> existing partitions. I had some DNS resolution errors when the sources
> updated, and I never got the system to fully recovery (easier to just
> reinstall).
> 
> You might want to look into themes for compiz. I have seen accessibility
> options in there and know it has a handy zoom tool, I bet there are
> high-contrast themes out there
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