Mercador wrote:Aloha everyone;
I have a slight problem with my mouse pointer resizing itself in different applications. It resizes to a smaller size when I move it from any Java program such as Thinkorswim, Oanda, or VLC media player back to the Gnome/GTK portions. When the mouse is in these programs it is small, but when I move it to the title bar or Maximize/Minimize/Close buttons it enlarges itself.
I use the awesome Wonderland mouse pointer but I move the slider all the way to the right to increase the size of it. My laptop computer is:
Dell Inspiron E1505, (3 years old)
display is at 1680x1050 (native resolution) using an Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 with 256 MB memory with the latest 256.53 driver.
I don't use 3D effects or Compiz. I save all my video memory to run my Forex charts.
I noticed that since my native resolution is so high on a 15.4" screen that the Wonderland mouse in its "default" size is really small. That is why I enlarge it. But I would like it to stay enlarged across different applications. It only resizes itself in non Gnome applications. Funny thing is that it stays big in Firefox and Google Chromium. It only resizes smaller in Java apps and VLC or other non native Gnome apps.
Once again thanks for an awesome distro and I sure would appreciate any help on this matter.
knome wrote:If you have some KDE apps installed go to Applications > More Applications > Configuration > Configure Your Desktop. This is the KDE desktop system settings dialog. If it's not there then install kdebase4-workspace-core via Synaptic.
In the KDE system settings dialog you can configure a cursor theme (Hardware > Mouse > Cursor Theme) which should then work in the apps you mention, though I'm not too sure about the java apps.
The only trouble is you may not be able to use the Wonderland Large cursor theme so you'll probably have to choose something like a Large Oxygen cursor theme and then set up a similar theme for your Gnome desktop and apps.
knome wrote:After some investigation I've found you can change the system wide default mouse cursor theme by editing /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
Change the line Inherits=wonderland to any suitable theme in the /usr/share/icons folder.
There isn't a system wide wonderland large theme so unless you can create one yourself you'll have to look to installing one of the ready-made large cursor themes such as Oxygen.
knome wrote:The full task-kde is not necessary.
If you just want a set of Oxygen cursor themes then go for kdebase4-workspace-cursor-themes. Once installed, these should appear in the Gnome theme setting dialog.
These will work in your Gnome desktop and apps, but to get them to work in your kde/java/qt apps you'll have to follow one of the solutions/workarounds I outlined above.
Mercador wrote:... I owe you a beer.
Oh, How do I mark this case solved? I am new to the forum.
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