Large cursor settings not surviving shutdown

Bug #1633896 reported by Dave Goldsbrough on 2016-10-16
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #1530683: unity tweak tool do not keep changes. Edit Remove
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-tweak-tool (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is about unity-tweak-tool 0.0.7ubuntu2
Running the tool and clicking on cursor under Appearance one of 5 available themes can be chosen and at the bottom under Preferences the Use Large Icons box can be ticked which results in the mouse cursor increasing in size.which is useful for those with poor eyesight.

The change is immediate, with no need to reboot, logout or whatever.

The problem though is that this Large Icons preference is not retained when rebooting. I have tried it with each of the 5 availoable cursor themes with the same outcome.

This is occurring on a fresh install of 16.04 LTS but it also occurs on an upgraded 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS system.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unity-tweak-tool 0.0.7ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-43.63-generic 4.4.21
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-43-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Oct 16 17:43:37 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-09-24 (21 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: unity-tweak-tool
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Dave Goldsbrough (daveg-k) wrote :
Dave Goldsbrough (daveg-k) wrote :

I should add that during the boot up sequence I observe the following:-
Before login, cursor is normal size.
After login, by moving mouse pointer I notice it change to the large size and then just before the unity bar appears it quickly changes to normal size again,

RSE (rse82) wrote :

I'm using the big mouse pointer because the normal one gets lost on my 40" 4K-display. Taking this into account, the group of affected users will grow by time as those displays are getting cheaper and more popular.

The big mouse pointer doesn't even survive Suspend-to-RAM.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-tweak-tool (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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