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Change size and color of mouse pointer?
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ChiJoan

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PostPosted: Tue 18 May 2010, 03:14    Post subject:  Change size and color of mouse pointer?
Subject description: Xandros 2.0 allowed this to be done...any chance in Puppy?
 

Hello Puppy Devs and all,

I'm sure I'm not the only one who searches for their mouse on screen sometimes, and I remember being allowed to change the size and the color of the pointer in Xandros Linux. So could there be a way to do this from the Live CD?

In Puppy 4.3.1, I had visions of being on Windows with popping up stuff and being unstable...nope, just me trying to find my mouse and it hitting either side of the display and stuff launching and my folders closing. Pretty please, help our poor old eyes out.

Thanks,
Joan in Reno
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Tue 18 May 2010, 04:20    Post subject: how to change mouse pointer  

Pcur cursor selector will do this.

Go to menu
Desktop
Pcur cursor selector

You will have to install some cursor themes. It will tell you how.
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kerl

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Mar 2017, 23:01    Post subject:  

Where can I make the mouse pointer bigger?

This is no present on Slacko 6.3.2
Menu -> Desktop -> Pcur cursor selector
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2017, 00:09    Post subject:  

Pcur is the program.

Some of the cursor themes are larger cursor.

So, try some different themes.

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kerl

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2017, 01:08    Post subject:  

Thanks. I'd say Pcur is not included on Slacko
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kerl

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2017, 06:38    Post subject:  

Sorry to insist. Is there a way to change the mouse pointer manually?
I just want to change this detail without losing the other settings of my current theme
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2017, 09:41    Post subject:  

Dwnld then extract this to ~/.icons. Now run "pcur" from a shell and choose your new "whitelarge" cursor.

If your browser is Mozilla based, does the cursor remain large when moving around in your browser window?

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kerl

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Mar 2017, 19:38    Post subject:  

Hi Semme. I cannot find Pcur on the PPM

Edit:

pcur applied your theme from the shell!
btw the large pointer disappears on some programs like Seamonkey where the default cursor is tiny
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Mar 2017, 20:54    Post subject:  

Yes, the browser thing is what I asked.

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Search your system for a "cursor.theme" file.

Tell me where it is and what's inside..

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As I'm not @ the moment on the correct box, here, I'm thinking you need to run this, then restart X.
Code:
ln -s ~/.icons/default /usr/share/icons

Make sure you copy'n paste..

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Mar 2017, 21:40    Post subject:  

Semme, I did nothing. After a couple of reboots the mouse pointer remains large on Seamonkey!!
Puppy does not bark for now. Thanks
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