GUI app that changes cursor theme (desktop independent)?

David Woodfall dave at
Wed Aug 7 20:48:24 PDT 2013

On (07/08/13 15:16), Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at> put forth the proposition:
>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
>>>ex. xsetroot -cursor /usr/include/X11/bitmaps/left_ptr
>>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

Unfortunately that doesn't work. It looks like I'll to delve into how
KDE systemsettings does it.


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