elementary-tweak: Changing cursor theme doesn't change main cursor

Bug #1202869 reported by Harald Glatt on 2013-07-18
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Elementary Community

Bug Description

The reason is that additionally to doing the dconf entry you also have to edit /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme and set up the theme there too.

[Icon Theme]

Otherwise all cursors except the main cursor are changed.

Also it would be nice to give a notice that the changes don't take effect before you log out. (X server restart is required)

Harald Glatt (hachre) on 2013-07-18
description: updated
Versable (versable) on 2013-07-28
Changed in elementary-community:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Versable (versable)
Versable (versable) wrote :

I'd rather use .Xdefaults, so we won't need superuser privilege

Xcursor.theme: whiteglass

Harald Glatt (hachre) wrote :

This has the disadvantage that the cursor wouldn't work in lightdm yet. If you can live with that... :)

Versable (versable) wrote :

True, but it has the advantage of supporting different cursor themes for different users.

quequotion (quequotion) wrote :

This bug also affects GNOME and Unity as well as their available customizers, and perhaps always has (as long as I can remember at least). I don't know why no one's ever addressed the issue.

Marcus Zingmark (zingmark) wrote :

Bump on this. Affects me on my native machine, but if installing eOS on virtual machine I can change cursor team without issue.

So, I need to manually edit /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme to be able to change the main cursor.

Kristjan Vool (tictac7x) wrote :

There is also a shortcut found in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme, which is shortcut to /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme, that could be changed as well, doesn't matter.

Daniel Tripp (daniel-m-tripp) wrote :

Wow - here we are 5 years later - using Loki 0.4.1 and this is still an issue... it kinda makes the cursor change option in elementary-tweaks useless...

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