redshift has no effect on mouse pointer

Bug #724078 reported by Victor Zamanian on 2011-02-24
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Bug Description

Redshift doesn't seem to be able to affect the mouse pointer.

I have the standard bright, chalk-white mouse pointer cursor that comes with Ubuntu and GNOME, but while other things (everything) are affected by Redshift, such as the white background of web pages, etc, the mouse cursor is not. It stays bright white.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem like I can take a screenshot of this. When I try to, the resulting image is not color corrected by Redshift (as it shouldn't be).

otternox (otternox) wrote :

Known bug as stated on
I've got it too since I'm using proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I wonder if a script could be made to correct it?

Jon Lund Steffensen (jonls) wrote :

Redshift can't affect hardware cursors. Only immediate solution is to use software cursors (slow). I guess it would be possible to change the cursor gradually with new color adjusted cursor images but I don't consider this worthwhile.

Changed in redshift:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Won't Fix
Victor Zamanian (victorz) wrote :

Ah, okay. Fair enough!

Óscar Frías (ofrias) wrote :

I am using Redshift on Ubuntu 16.04 and this white mouse cursor issue is really annoying. I tried the software pointer but it is very buggy. Sometimes the pointer disappears and you have to shake it until it appears again. So I am back to the hardware pointer. But it looks very bad on a color-adjusted screen. If solution proposed in #2 is feasible I would really appreciate it to be implemented. Thanks!

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