GUI app that changes cursor theme (desktop independent)?

David Woodfall dave at
Wed Aug 7 21:44:10 PDT 2013

On (08/08/13 04:48), Dave Woodfall <dave at> put forth the proposition:
>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.

I finally found an application that does it: lxappearance from LXDE.

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