help needed with X11 cursor and observed behavior

John Hughes john at
Fri Jun 9 01:53:52 PDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 12:23 -0400, nick lidakis wrote:
> John Hughes wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 10:47 -0400, nick lidakis wrote:
> >   
> >> I will try to explain the problem (feature?) I have been observing with 
> >> my X11 cursor. Any suggestions with this would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Using Debian Unstable, I have been using the whiteglass cursor theme for 
> >> quite some time. The only thing that has been annoying me of late is 
> >> this: Whenever the whiteglass cursor is inside the Firefox window and 
> >> the applications is performing some action, like loading or reloading a 
> >> page, the whiteglass cursor will revert to the original black X cursor 
> >> until that action is complete. Same thing will happen when using 
> >> Thunderbird; e.g. while deleting messages.
> >>
> >> Do I have something mis configured?

making a symlink from left_ptr_watch to 08e8e1c95fe2fc01f976f1e063a24ccd
(sic) fixes the problem for me.

I cannot find anywhere this insanity is described.

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