Aero Mouse Cursors with Drop Shadow
Cursors
Description:

My first contribution ever to kde-look.org.

Note that these cursor themes use symlinks for some cursors in order to reduce the size of the theme, and because hey, why duplicate data? If you have a problem where only 1 or 2 cursors show up in the theme, then somehow, the extraction didn't work properly. I would suggest doing something like:

cd /home/yourname/.icons/
tar zxvf /path/to/theme.tar.gz

That will preserve the symlinks properly.

Also, I am aware of and understand the desire to shun anything Microsoft. I look at it like this:

* Just because Microsoft sucks doesn't mean they can't make good mouse cursors.
* It's fun to know that you can make your FOSS system look like something that people pay $150 for.
* Anything that makes new Linux people feel more comfortable with it is good.


Script to Convert CursorXP themes to X11 is available:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=72405
Last changelog:

9 years ago

1-12-08 - Fixed some problems with the left-handed corner drag cursors, and made the wait cursor go clockwise instead of counter.

1-11-08 - Cursor sizes dramatically reduced by using symlinks for duplicates. Added left handed versions of all cursors!

12-24-07 - All themes have been updated to include a proper index.theme file. Hopefully this will resolve the problems some were having with Gnome. Let me know if you still have issues.

10-18-07 - The text selection and precision cursors are now correct in the Aero themes, with one exception: I added a 50% translucent 1px white border around those two, as I found I couldn't see the cursors against a black background.
* There were tons of extra files in the old tar.gz that I removed to make a leaner download.
* Also, of course, large cursors have been added!


farcus

5 months ago

all download links are dead.
Can we get some new links please?

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Moony

2 years ago

I had some app (and kwin) crashing with aero-large-drop on my new F22/KDE5 setup. I've since added some missing cursors to my local version of it, and haven't had crashes from that since. Any other people running KDE5 with experiences like that?

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Meteorrock

4 years ago

Best cursors here! Windows does it right with cursors. :)

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alazyrabbit

6 years ago

when I used your cursors on my Gentoo system, my click operation preform a double-click operation.

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aleth

6 years ago

These don't install properly on ubuntu Lucid. After an install via the Appearance preferences, the cursors can be used, but they do not appear properly in the Pointer list. The example pointer is not displayed and the entry for the cursors is not permanent - as soon as one selects another pointer theme, the entry disappears.

Any pointers on how to fix this?

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cyclotron

7 years ago

Thanks for making both right and left handed cursors, I had to convert a theme I liked since no-one was doing that at the time. I'm going to investigate your click points... :)

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ivancete

8 years ago

At the desktop, the theme are ok...
but in firefox 3, the clock icon is the default of the system. i read another comment and i think im not the only one who have this inssue. i hope you correct this, if possible, thanks

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OrangeCrate

8 years ago

Regarding the "clock"...

On the desktop, it revolves clockwise, in FF 3, it revolves counterclockwise. If possible, could you correct the clock for use within Firefox?

I understand about left handed clocks, but my head tells me that all clocks go, well, clockwise.

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04, with the Xfce WM. Firefox on both Gnome and Xfce are the same.

Thanks for all your work, it's highly appreciated.

OC

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bluekittenboots

8 years ago

Gotta say I'm lovin the left-handed cursors. Finally feels natural to use a computer, it's only been 20 yrs.

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dasGewitter

9 years ago

How did you flip the theme from right to left? I'd really like to flip another theme featured here (the a0x theme) to left handed. If I knew how, I would do it myself.

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Moony

9 years ago

One of the features of my CursorXP to X11 theme converter is to create left handed themes. You could try that on the original CursorXP theme:

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/CursorXP+to+X11+Mouse+Theme+Converter?content=72405

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dasGewitter

9 years ago

Do you mind creating a version for left handed (basically the majority of the theme mirrored)? I really enjoy this theme but use a mouse left handed. Thank you! Great theme!

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Moony

9 years ago

You got it. ;)

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rondonjin

9 years ago

Thanks for the left handed version. But, you also must have mirrored the corner pointers because now they're pointing in the wrong direction :-)

Wayne

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rondonjin

9 years ago

Sorry, should have mentioned that I overcame this by simply renaming bottom_left_corner to bottom_right_corner (and right to left) and the same for top_left and top_right :)

Wayne

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rondonjin

9 years ago

I wish I had my head together today! I put it down to lack of beer :) Better do a beer-run before I explode!

Anyway, another thing I wanted to mention is the spinning 'wait' (clock?) icon(s) spin anti-clockwise. That really doesn't need changing because a real left-handed clock (many people have never seen one) does in fact turn anti-clockwise, much easier to read for us lefties :)

Wayne

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Moony

9 years ago

Your wish has been granted!

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iamFIREcracker

9 years ago

it's a very good theme.
maybe my question is going to be an ot, but could you tell me how to create a mouse theme? the files inside the mouse theme seems not recognisable by any image viewer.. si i don't know how to start
thanks in advance
and marry Xmas
M@

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Moony

9 years ago

Creating a mouse theme... Well, you can try this:

man xcursorgen

...although that will give you very limited information (that's the way Linux man pages work it seems ;). You manually create png images (there is no free lunch) and give xcursorgen a config file that describes what to do with that/those png images. If you give it one line, it makes a static cursor, if you give it many lines, it makes an animated cursor. You then do this for each cursor you want (pointer, crosshair, ibeam, etc.). It's basically *begging* for a script to do all that dirty work because doing it manually is a PITA.

There are programs/scripts like gursormaker which help in this, and other programs like sd2xc.pl which convert CursorXP themes into X11 themes. I am currently modifying sd2xc.pl to do much better conversion of CursorXP themes than it previously did, with extra options as well. I'm also working on a script to convert Windows mouse cursors into CursorXP themes (which you can then convert to X11 themes).

I dunno about Gnome, but in KDE, you can use Konqueror file manager to view the individual mouse cursor files as thumbnails. I'm not sure, but they may or may not be in png format in actuality, after they've been processed by xcursorgen. Also, I've found very few clear instructions about X11 mouse cursors in general- using them, creating them, etc. Maybe I'll have to write something up from all my trials.

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LinMax

9 years ago

Drink some poison!!!!!! Fuck your self because its look like vista!

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Moony

9 years ago

Just because I don't like Microsoft doesn't mean that I don't like the look of their mouse cursors. Have a Merry Christmas!

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corrosivemisery

9 years ago

To get these working in gnome I created theme file (index.theme) in the aero\ or aero-drop\ dir with the following content:

[Cursor Theme]
Name=aero (or aero-drop)

All my other mouse icon themes have an index.theme with content similar, perhaps we could get another X11 mouse theme author to comment.

Worked with Fedora 8, Fedora 7 is still a no go.

Nice work btw. :)

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Moony

9 years ago

The lack of a proper theme file is due to the script (not mine) that I use to convert Cursor XP themes to X themes. It's under a BSD license, so I am modifying it to work properly(er) and will release my modified version under a GNU license, which I believe is possible.

Sorry about the quirkiness with Gnome... I only use KDE, and posted the files to kde-look.org, which I've since gathered is part of some conglomerate of other sites. I would like to make sure these work in Gnome, so I'll keep up on that, but not for at least a few days here.

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ThrowRocksAtMe1

9 years ago

I've tried it a twice now. They don't seem to show up in GNOME... and the index.theme contains no information, though I edited it and they still won't show up.

Only for KDE?

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Moony

9 years ago

Hrmmm... honestly, I only tested them in KDE. I'll have to look into it.

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9 years ago

1-12-08 - Fixed some problems with the left-handed corner drag cursors, and made the wait cursor go clockwise instead of counter.

1-11-08 - Cursor sizes dramatically reduced by using symlinks for duplicates. Added left handed versions of all cursors!

12-24-07 - All themes have been updated to include a proper index.theme file. Hopefully this will resolve the problems some were having with Gnome. Let me know if you still have issues.

10-18-07 - The text selection and precision cursors are now correct in the Aero themes, with one exception: I added a 50% translucent 1px white border around those two, as I found I couldn't see the cursors against a black background.
* There were tons of extra files in the old tar.gz that I removed to make a leaner download.
* Also, of course, large cursors have been added!


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