Sunday, 23 June 2013

Consistent mouse cursors with XFCE

This is one that has annoyed me for quite some time: so when I finally found a solution I was delighted.

The issue is that when you change your default mouse theme under XFCE it does not appear to change completely: run firefox for example and take your cursor up to the top of the window and you will find that the cursor changes back to its old default.  All rather annoying....

However: thanks to the good people at makandra a solution is at hand:


Go to your terminal and type this in:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme
 
 
You can now choose to assign the theme globally.

You will need to log in again for the changes to take hold: but at last, consistency is yours!

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