Installing mouse cursor themes

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posted by on 2003-09-19 09:36:52 +(-23)-

If your system uses XFree86 4.3.0 or higher and you want to use a snazzy
alpha-channeled mouse cursor theme, here’s how you do it:

1. Create a directory in your home called .icons. This is the directory defined
by the standards as the place for user-defined icon themes.

2. Place the cursor theme directory into ~/.icons. The directory should have
the form ~/.icons/THEME_NAME/cursors.

3. With either gconftool or gconf-editor, set the value of
/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/cursor_theme to the name of the new theme.

4. If you use another window manager or desktop environment, you can also place
a line like this in ~/.Xdefaults:


or you can set the XCURSOR_THEME environment variable in your startup scripts.

You can find cursor themes at the following addresses:

Read more.


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