GUI app that changes cursor theme (desktop independent)?

David Woodfall dave at
Wed Aug 7 14:42:04 PDT 2013

On (07/08/13 17:29), Tim Hawes <tim at> put forth the proposition:
>xsetroot -cursor <cursor_file> <maskfile>
>standard X11 cursor files and mask files are usually found under
>ex. xsetroot -cursor /usr/include/X11/bitmaps/left_ptr /usr/include/X11/bitmaps/left_ptrmsk

I guess I'd have to set all the variations of left_ptr then,
individually? Left_ptr, right_ptr and so on?

>David Woodfall writes:
>> Subject says it all really. I'm looking for something that will change
>> the cursor on the fly, without needing to restart X.
>> I use fluxbox, but I have KDE available and can change it with the
>> system settings app, but that loads a shedload of kde stuff.
>> D.

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