new cursor set in hoary

baza baza at
Sat Mar 12 02:27:40 UTC 2005

Paul Pianta wrote:

>Hi people
>I hope that I am on the right list for this ...
>I have installed the hoary preview release and am very impressed by the
>many changes. It's funny how the small things often turn out to have the
>biggest effect - eg. nautilus remembering window size in browser mode,
>gedit line/bracket highlighting, the new updates applet, etc.
>One thing that irks me is the icon set used in this release. I remember
>warty had a different cursor set that was pretty nice. The real reason I
>feel the need to complain about it is really because ... due to the
>change of cursor set - my wife will not use linux anymore!
>Sound weird - well it is. But many of you know how fickle users can be
>about their desktop environment, and so due to one particular cursor -
>wifey is over linux. It happens to be the tiny pointing hand cursor that
>you see when mousing over a link in firefox - or when opening a
>file/folder in nautilus.
>I also happen to think that the cursor in question, and the rest of the
>cursor set, are extremely ugly, outdated, and rather vomitous to look
>at ... but there is no way it's gonna stop me from using ubuntu.
>With the excellent work done recently on the 'look' of gnome (ie. the
>ubuntu desktop) I really need to ask why has ubuntu reverted back to the
>days of black+white 2D cursors? Is this cursor set here to stay?
Install gcursor and then look at system, preferences, cursor themes, 
choose human, reboot, enjoy:)


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