Chameleon Xcursors
Cursors
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Description:

Chameleon Xcursors theme is a cursor set created primarily in Inkscape and ImageMagick (for semitransparent and shadow).
Work on KDE and GNOME.
The cursors border color is negative of body color for high visibility.
(Small/Regular/Large version included)

Installation:
install from KDE Control Panel or
uncompress file in the ~/.icons directory and choose the theme from kde or gnome control panel.

Note:
if the animations are flickering on your nvidia card, add the following line to your xorg.conf file, into the nvidia device section, to fix it:

Option "HWCursor" "off"
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Version 0.5
- increased resize cursors body for visibility
- modified animation for text and vertical-text cursors
- added pirate cursor (for xkill)
- added DarkSkyBlue color
- changed border color of *SkyBlue cursors (now it's white)

Version 0.4
- fix animated wait cursor (rotation centre fix)
- added animated text and vertical-text cursors (inverted color pulse)
- reduced zoom-in and zoom-out cursors size
- increased cursors border size
- hand cursors color changed
- resize cursors resized :-)

Version 0.3
- various fix
- added animated cursor progress
- added animated cursor wait

strangerdanger

1 year ago

I only recently discovered these, having downloaded the theme off of the ubuntu repos (chameleon-cursor-theme) and I instantly fell in-love; is there any chance of a red cursor being added some time in the future?

It would go perfect with both full-white and full-black themes...

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ravl

8 years ago

Hello,
I really like this theme, I've used it for years on KDE 3.x.

Now I'm moving to KDE 4, and when I install the theme, only a few of the theme cursors are used, others remain in the default theme.

Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks.

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usrshare

9 years ago

from my point of view the hand should look more like a glove. Currently it looks like the white hand of an body !

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usrshare

9 years ago

nevertheless is my favoured cursor theme :-) !

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krigstask

10 years ago

Great! Just... just really great (-:E

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Sepero

10 years ago

SOME LINKS ARE KINDA SCREWY. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GET ANY OF THE CURSORS HERE:
http://www.egregorion.net/2007/03/26/chameleon/#more-32

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cyb3rj

10 years ago

Can be beg and plea for a Red theme?

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pennyroyalfrog

10 years ago

This is now my favorite theme, but I seem to have a problem (with other cursors themes too). All my cursors seem to have a greyish tint to them. Each and every theme. I don't know if it has something to do with my KDE/Qt color theme or what. Anybody know how to fix it?

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cronotk

11 years ago

Very good theme! Just one thing that is a bit... strange:
The cursor were there is the arrow AND the watch seems to be missing, so that gnome switches to the other one instead.

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cronotk

11 years ago

hmm... it works perfectly after a reboot.
Must have something to do with Gnome...

nvm.

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loserboy

11 years ago

I really like them but for some reason gcursor won't install them anymore

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Anon

11 years ago

Very beautiful cursors; extremely well done, particularly the grab-and-drag cursor, and the hyperlink-pointer cursor. One minor comment though: the animated text-input (I) cursor gets a bit distracting, particularly since the black used in the cycle for the Pearl cursors fades to nearly nothing when in front of a black terminal, making it look like the cursor disappears and reappears.

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1KB

11 years ago

If you're running unstable, "apt-get install chameleon-cursor-theme".
It will trickle down to Ubuntu and other derivatives shortly.

Go egregorion!

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pyros

11 years ago

It is without a doubt the cleanest looking cursor theme Thave found. The only problem that I have noticed is the text select cursor seems a little off center. I'm always getting an extra character to the right of what I want.

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riccardopavone

11 years ago

wanderful! i'm going to use them in all my distributions.

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shadowfx78

11 years ago

I dont have transparent cursors maybe its in a newer version of KDE but not in 3.3

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Kmyk

11 years ago

Wow! They are transparent! :O Great job, mate! I just love them!

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irony

11 years ago

These cursors look great!

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chrisatoremus

11 years ago

these are money. modern, yet not gaudy, as (unfortunately) too many cursor/desktop themes are these days...

I love the little touches like the pulsing text cursor. great work.

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suslik

11 years ago

The Uber Good:
I would call it "almost" major distro worthy. Amazing attention to the details! The very, very slight transparency is perfect. Simple, yet, very elegant. Finally, a good, simple cursor set, with a cursor icon that doesn't look like a traditional cursor.

The Slightly Bad:
I would play with the shadow offset and opacity more. In my opinion, the shadow is too much to the side, and visually moves the weighted average center too much to the lower right. I hope you get the script out soon, so I could tweak my set and not bother everybody else who likes it like it is.

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suslik

11 years ago

The is also a glitch with this set that makes the experience of using it even better!

If you click on a "form" field (text entry field on a web page) and your cursor is set to "autohide while entering text" in Control Center:
the cursor will actually blink 4-5 times, together with the actual text entry cursor and then disappears. Cool! I know it's not by design, but I like that.

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nosebleed

11 years ago

Do you use a script to build the cursors like the one for ComixCursors? They seem really similar to Comix (with the shadow and transparency) and just wondering because It'd be cool to be able to customize them that way.

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egregorion

11 years ago

Yes, I use a script. I will release soon. It's not ready yet. ;-)

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DaBlade

11 years ago

Hello again. Thanks for fixing those issues I asked about. :)
I also didn't notice the tip about the flickering cursor until I re-read your description after you posted the new version. Sorry to nag, but could you add one teeny tiny little extra feature? Just bump up the framerate on the animated cursors a little bit, they don't look so very animated the way they're now. Thanks. Great job as usual. :)

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egregorion

11 years ago

hi,
I resolved it put in my xorg.conf file the line:

Option "HWCursor" "off"

in the nvidia section.

I use mplayer for playng video files.
if you have problem may be depend by you xorg config file.
I not have problem, my friend too.

What player you use?

Bye

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11 years ago

Version 0.5
- increased resize cursors body for visibility
- modified animation for text and vertical-text cursors
- added pirate cursor (for xkill)
- added DarkSkyBlue color
- changed border color of *SkyBlue cursors (now it's white)

Version 0.4
- fix animated wait cursor (rotation centre fix)
- added animated text and vertical-text cursors (inverted color pulse)
- reduced zoom-in and zoom-out cursors size
- increased cursors border size
- hand cursors color changed
- resize cursors resized :-)

Version 0.3
- various fix
- added animated cursor progress
- added animated cursor wait

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