GUI app that changes cursor theme (desktop independent)?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Wed Aug 7 15:16:25 PDT 2013

On 08/ 7/13 02:42 PM, David Woodfall wrote:
> 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
>> /usr/include/X11/bitmaps/
>> 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?

xsetroot just sets the current cursor image.   To set a theme, I think
you'd instead want:
	echo "Xcursor.theme: whiteglass" | xrdb -merge

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