Description:

The original Comix Cursors.

X11 mouse theme with a comics feeling.
The package comes with 12 different mouse themes for X11.
6 colors (black, blue, green, orange, red and white)
2 different weights (slim and normal)

From version 0.8 on the cursors are 'multisize', meaning that you don't need to install one theme for each size, but only one theme, and chose the size in the cursor theme selection dialog.

The full installation also includes left-handed themes, you can choose whatever you prefer from the downloads below.


The cursors are named according to the freedesktop.org cursor naming convention, compatibility and hash cursor names are linked. In addition to the original cursor pack left-handed and opaque versions are still available here.

Please read the README and INSTALL files provided in the source package for installation and packaging instructions, as well as some hints on various issues.

"Vast" versions for visually impaired can be downloaded here: http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors.html . There are links for windows ports by firstfooter, teft and Jus on that page as well.

If you don't like the "hair" line for the text-, vertical-text- and crosshair-cursors, you can download the "NOHAIR"-sources below and replace the source files "text.svg", "vertical-text.svg" and "crosshair.svg" sources in the svg/LeftHanded and svg/RightHanded source-directories and build your cursors. These cursors might look better to you e.g. on dark backgrounds.


GNOME USERS:
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Ben has investigated how to configure the cursor size:

* Gnome supports multiple cursor sizes in one cursor theme, but only
distinct sizes: 16, 24, 32, and 48 pixels.

There is no known Gnome 3 application for setting the size of the mouse
cursor. You need to set the desired size in pixels as the value of the
DConf setting ‘org.gnome.desktop.interface.cursor-size’. You can use
‘dconf-editor’ (from the ‘dconf-tools’ package) or ‘gsettings’ to change
DConf settings.

ComixCursors come in sizes 32, 40, 48 and 64.

MAINTAINERS:
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Please checkout the latest sources from the new official repository on gitlab.com: https://gitlab.com/limitland/comixcursors. Please read http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors


Have fun.
Last changelog:

4 years ago

2016-06-10: version 0.9.0

- Move the original repository to gitlab.com
- Increase the shadows transparency.

2013-10-23: version 0.8.2

- Correct build of entire cursor set from source.
- Explain how to set cursor size in Gnome 3.
- Correct transparency level for Opaque cursors.
- Set hairline colour consistently.

2013-10-12: version 0.8.1
- Set orientation RightHanded if not specified.
- Build theme variants.
- Fix the multisize build process from sources.

2013-09-21: version 0.8
- Use multisize cursors.

2012-08-13: version 0.7.4
- Switch from deprecated "˜rsvg(1)' to "˜rsvg-convert(1)'.

2011-09-13: version 0.7.3
- Ben: Updated documentation for building custom themes.
- Ben: Expand shell wildcards in rule dependencies.

2011-02-26: version 0.7.2
- All Qt4 links (Ben).

2010-10-16: version 0.7.1
- Additional Qt4 cursor links (thx aqeeliz).

2010-06-03: version 0.7
- Licence changed to GPLv3.
- Uninstallation of current/custom/all cursors from sources.
- Render images using "˜rsvg' (faster than Inkscape).
- Generate animation frames from starting image using SVG transform attributes (not "˜patch').
- Easier to customise install location.
- Maintainability improvements of build system and programs.
- Include "Opaque" and "Left Handed" alternatives in primary source package.

dispenser

8 years ago

Everything is great except that my cursor will disappear if I move the mouse wheel and if I bright up the right click menu or open any menu really there is an artifact left behind on the screen where the pointer was.

Anyone know how I might fix this?

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dispenser

8 years ago

and yes I did add...
Option "HWCursor" "off"
to the xorg.conf file

and have been reading through most of these posts here.

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dispenser

8 years ago

fixed it with

Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "0"

Thank you!

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Camberwell

8 years ago

Hi there,

I was having an issue with the cursors not working in firefox and other gtk apps

so what I did was create a file ~/.gtkrc-2.0

and added...

gtk-cursor-theme-name="Comix Cursor original White Regular Bold"

obviously you would put your own theme in there, but thats fixed it for me

I hope that helps anyone else having this issue

Martin

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Camberwell

8 years ago

Hi there, Just wanted to say I like the cursors very much :)

and nice job, well done

I am now a fan

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FredWP

8 years ago

The only thing I dislike, is the way it is installed. For each size, there is a new theme.

Removing these mouse icons is almost a lost cause, there are so many. If you're on a slower netbook like I am, it will take you a while.

Would it be possible to just do a cursor per color, and then adjust the size with the bar?

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jlue

8 years ago

Hi FredWP,
yes that is possible and X11 mouse cursors are actually ment to be combined like that. And it is possible to do this in gnome, but not in KDE - so I could not implement it.

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FredWP

8 years ago

Marvelous, can't put it any better words. :)

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israelihawk

8 years ago

disclaimer: this is the BEST cursor theme IMHO and i've been using it for 3 years now..

after noticing a red color was added to the cursors, i tried it, and i really like it.

one small issue is when pressing (in order to drag) the title bar. when done, a BIG yellow hand replaced the normal red hand (in my case, a small red hand).

in all other colors -- no such bug.

thanks in advance.. :)

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turok101

8 years ago

Happens to me too with the blue-small set. I get a huge black hand.

Only the open hand does this. For example, in google maps the hand is always the huge black hand when hovering over the map. But when I click to drag around, it is the normal sized small blue clenched hand.

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israelihawk

8 years ago

I'm glad I'm not the only one.. :)

same bug, exactly as you described, with Google Earth.

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jlue

8 years ago

sorry for the late reply: yes confirmed. Will upload an update as soon as possible. Thanks for reporting.

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molecule-eye

8 years ago

The black opaque ones look great. Glad to see they come in different sizes, but it would be nice if there were just one set that was resizable.

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deathknight

8 years ago

I think Adding lots of ICON set is too bad idea. It has multiple colors and multiple sizes. So My Icon list takeover by this MouseCursor.

Instead, using SVG mouse icons, we could minimize this overhead. Large, Huge, small, normal icons become one... GTK allows resizing mouse pointers on the fly also. Why we require have multiple size of same icons instead of resizing from one?

I think next step is vectorization of pointer set.

Thank you.

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deathknight

8 years ago

I mean resizing option on GTK / KDE like
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=5376&forumpage=0&PHPSESSID=4d60193d864f526f0074e2de9b5c4544

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jlue

8 years ago

Hi deathknight,
yes, X11/xorg cursors (we're not talking about KDE or GTK) are ment to support multiple resolutions. That's AFAIR basically combinig different sized cursor images in one cursor file. My tests showed, that this worked in Gnome-, but not in KDE implementation. No significant difference in performance or usability IMHO. Conclusion: skip this approach.
And for the vector-cursors: yes, maybe it's time someone writes an xorg hook, that generates the cursor bitmaps from svg files on xorg startup. Might take one or two more seconds when the UI comes up...
Have fun.

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RGBkde

8 years ago

The link to ComixCursors-0.6.0.tar.bz2 leads to ComixCursor-0.2.tar.bz2
The file is only 608 kiB so it is not only a wrong name ;)
The noarch rpm is ok (I think...)

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jlue

8 years ago

Thanks for the hint, it's fixed now.

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ches

9 years ago

is there any way to disable the cursor shadow? THX

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jlue

9 years ago

Hi Chez,
yes there is: create you own custom cursor set. Download the source package and read README and INSTALL. The easiest way might be to make the shadow transparent with editing the file "CONFIG" to read "SHADOWTRANS=1.0". issue "./install.bash" to generate and install it.
Have fun.

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ches

9 years ago

Hi,
thanks for your help... I will try that :)
By the way, this is the best cursor set for gnome! Should be used as standard for all those distros ;)
Thanks fo sharing with us :)

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ches

9 years ago

Hi,
I built my own set, like you proposed - it worked great, many thanks!

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rockshandy

9 years ago

Hey I love the cursors in this theme but I have a question.

The waiting cursor that is just a circle works fine. If it's the little waiting circle with the pointer it uses the default waiting pointer.

I think I saw you have a cursor for this right?

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jlue

9 years ago

Hey there,
yes, there is a cursor for that, the "progress" one. What's your setup, gnome? Anything special like compiz or similar? When (clicking/hovering where?) does it happen?
Thanks

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rockshandy

9 years ago

Well it was doing it in firefox when clicking on some links but now there doesn't seem to be a problem so I have no idea... The only thing special I'm running is ATI Big desktop for my dual monitors so I cant' use compiz right now anyways. Thanks for the response though I'll let you know if it happens again. All I did in the meantime was switching around the other colors..

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4 years ago

2016-06-10: version 0.9.0

- Move the original repository to gitlab.com
- Increase the shadows transparency.

2013-10-23: version 0.8.2

- Correct build of entire cursor set from source.
- Explain how to set cursor size in Gnome 3.
- Correct transparency level for Opaque cursors.
- Set hairline colour consistently.

2013-10-12: version 0.8.1
- Set orientation RightHanded if not specified.
- Build theme variants.
- Fix the multisize build process from sources.

2013-09-21: version 0.8
- Use multisize cursors.

2012-08-13: version 0.7.4
- Switch from deprecated "˜rsvg(1)' to "˜rsvg-convert(1)'.

2011-09-13: version 0.7.3
- Ben: Updated documentation for building custom themes.
- Ben: Expand shell wildcards in rule dependencies.

2011-02-26: version 0.7.2
- All Qt4 links (Ben).

2010-10-16: version 0.7.1
- Additional Qt4 cursor links (thx aqeeliz).

2010-06-03: version 0.7
- Licence changed to GPLv3.
- Uninstallation of current/custom/all cursors from sources.
- Render images using "˜rsvg' (faster than Inkscape).
- Generate animation frames from starting image using SVG transform attributes (not "˜patch').
- Easier to customise install location.
- Maintainability improvements of build system and programs.
- Include "Opaque" and "Left Handed" alternatives in primary source package.

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