[SATLUG] SOLVED change default pointer

hc at lookcee.com hc at lookcee.com
Fri Oct 7 14:11:34 CDT 2011


Thanks Lance, I had read that page but since I didn't have compiz set I ignored it but that adding the entry to the file and commenting out the original entry fixed the prob I now have 'redglass' pointer working on desktop. What a relief, thanks again
hh
 
 
On Friday, October 7, 2011 10:35, "Lance Schneider" <schneider.lh at gmail.com> said:



> Otherwise, from the same line of reasoning maybe this workaround for compiz
> addresses the real place to make changes in the theme that resolve the issue
> across the board?
> http://www.webupd8.org/2010/08/how-to-change-mouse-cursor-theme-in.html
> 
> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Lance Schneider
> <schneider.lh at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > Hi Herb,
> >
> > It is my understanding that there is a bug if Compiz is turned on that
> > prevents the changes in mouse cursor from functioning other than in open
> > applications such as Firefox as you describe. The only thing I have come
> > across is references to turning off compiz and all works as you desire. I
> > hope that helps.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 10:16 AM, <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> hi folks, I have reduced vision and this pointer size prob is driving me
> >> nuts. I like the large red pointer and have used it in the mouse cursor
> >> settings but it does not work on the desktop. It works fine in Firefox
> and a
> >> few other windows but on the desktop only the tiny default black one and
> I
> >> just cannot see it very well.
> >>
> >> What I would like is to replace the default with a large pointer that
> >> shows on booting up. I haven't been able to find a solution that will do
> >> this in googling. if anyone can work out the procedure to change this in
> >> Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome I would certainly appreciate it.
> >> thanks herb hh
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