Large high-contrast mouse cursors
jasongrieves at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 15 15:28:22 GMT 2006
Big cursors tested and worked in Dapper, I guess I didn't get this on a
wiki. They have been replaced as the old cursors in X were not dynamic and
required a restart of X to appear. Big-cursor package creates the new
cursor but must be specified in the font files, etc.
I have the link you have bookmarked from past research. I found those to be
good for low vision use. I also feel the xcursor-themes to be pretty good.
As a low vision user I can pop into the largest red and at least have better
luck than the small black/white ones by default. Maybe I just can't see the
On a clean install of ubuntu, I have a number of accessibility packages I
install. The mouse cursors you described below (xcursors and the ones in
the link) as well as luke's gnome-mag package.
Definitely add whatever we can! If you build it, they will come.
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Subject: Large high-contrast mouse cursors
With the high-visibility boot option on the Live CD we should include a
large cursor theme (as well as the high contrast theme).
So I've tried the 'big-cursor' package, which doesn't seem to do
anything (no new cursors appear in Mouse Preferences -> Pointers (it
installs a cursor font -- is this an outdated method that doesn't change
the cursors in gnome?)
'xcursor-themes' results in very many choices (too many really) of red
and white cursors. Trouble is that these are quite transparent, which
while it is a cool effect, is probably not ideal for those who need high
Looks like these might be more suitable:
Can we package these for dapper?
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