How to change mouse cursor to standard hand cursor

Thomas Lübking thomas.luebking at
Fri Jul 17 08:16:56 PDT 2015

On Freitag, 17. Juli 2015 17:04:16 CEST, Cosmin Apreutesei wrote:
> Um, the Qt/X11 deployment page specifically recommends statically
> linking of Qt and even libstdc++[1].

This is if you intend to ship binaries of your stuff, what's pretty uncommon in the linux ecosystem.
Distribution is usually done by, well, distributions.

> Where did you get the names (especially the weird hashes)?

Once looked them up in various cursor themes distributed on eg. to write a script¹ that "sanitizes" themes (ie. have all variants through symlinks)

Unfortunately, toolkits - let alone applications written on XLib/xcb - tend to differ in their opinion on what funky names to use...
There was an attempt for a freedesktop standard back in 2001 or so, but it miserably failed (to be adopted)

The hashes are hashes of original (unthemed) X11 cursor images which some applications look/ed up.



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