Mouse cursor theme and Customize Look and Feel

Hitesh Shah chimak111 at
Mon Nov 12 03:25:05 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 7:47 AM, PCMan < at> wrote:

> It's not a bug. It's the limitation of X11.
> This is one of the many things that Windows can do well and X cannot.
> Changing cursors on the fly requires XFIXES extension to X11.
> Besides, not all applications/GUI toolkits have proper support for this.
> In addition, KDE, Qt, gtk, and gtk with xsettings running all acquire
> settings for cursors from totally different places.
> There is no common spec for this. So it's totally in a mess.
> LXDE already did its best to overcome this issue with some hacks in
> lxappearance.
> Thanks for the explanation :)

Perhaps the mouse cursor tab in lxappearance could include links to further
information (such as those provided by Karl)? So that people should be
aware that merely changing themes and logging out and logging in may not be
enough for a "uniform" cursor experience?
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