GUI app that changes cursor theme (desktop independent)?

Tim Hawes tim at
Wed Aug 7 14:29:13 PDT 2013

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

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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