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:

3 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.

thebengel

8 years ago

Do you have an update or a fix for the Firefox problem? On my Ubuntu 8.1 system, the cursors show up like they should, except for the 'wait for page to load' cursor in FireFox. It's rather annoying to see the default arrow-with-spinning-ball again.

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thebengel

8 years ago

Oops, never mind. A restart took care of it.

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icwiener

9 years ago

Hi,

great cursor collection!

Just one thing:
If I use the comix cursor in KDE 4.1 (not tested elsewhere) there is always the middle-sized bold yellow cursor when hovering the desktop, window decorations and such. Only over the window's content the right cursor (e.g. the little blue one) is shown.
Directly after switching the cursor, the right one is shown everywhere but after restarting KDE, the situation is as described above again.

Any hint what's going on here?

cheers

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Enochuout

9 years ago

I had a similar problem. I figured out that it had to do with me using Compiz Fusion. If you are using Compiz, try going to System>Preferences>Advanced Desktop Effects Settings. Then click on the "General Options" button. From there, find the "Cursor theme" field. It should say something like "ComixCursors-Yellow-Regular" etc. Simply change the "Yellow" to whatever color you want.

Hope this works for you.

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icwiener

9 years ago

Hi,

thanks for your advide.
But I am not using Compiz.
I use KDE 4.1 and the KWin they're shipping.

I just put
Xcursor.theme: ComixCursors-Orange-Small-Slim
to my ~/.Xdefaults file but it didn't help either.

I also grepped my home dir for "Regular". No result.

cheers

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teft

9 years ago

Holy s... I've been waiting for this hahaha btw... I have finished some of 'em but not the whole pack as I've been kinda busy these days but I'll be sure to send you a link back! Keep great work!

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G0DeSs76

9 years ago

Ok, so I was looking for the Comix Cursor, because I LOVE it, but I need it for Windows XP & Vista and I guess this is for Linux...
Any where I can find this full version of the Comix cursors in Windows Version?
I appreciate the help.

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G0DeSs76

9 years ago

Sorry, I accidentally posted twice.

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jlue

9 years ago

Hey there,
yes, ComixCursors is a mouse theme for linux.
You can get some of the Cursors for windows - actually for CursorXP - from firstfooter @ deviantart: http://firstfooter.deviantart.com/
As written above teft is currently workin on converting them to native windows cursors, read the description.
Have fun

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G0DeSs76

9 years ago

Ok, so I was looking for the Comix Cursor, because I LOVE it, but I need it for Windows XP & Vista and I guess this is for Linux...
Any where I can find this full version of the Comix cursors in Windows Version?
I appreciate the help.

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dasGewitter

9 years ago

Just wanted to say thank you once more for the left handed support! It is always so much appreciated!

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Precapice

9 years ago

Just wanted to say well done love this theme , works well with Buuf deuce icons.
5 x *****

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IllBashuU

9 years ago

I love your theme :)

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vandread

9 years ago

hey,
i love ur skin!
its bester ever!

but i have a problem...
im using the small-white one...
and i have a nvidia card and i had to fix
the color with ur little tipp
" Option "HWCursor" "off" "
thx its working nice i love the white color =)
but the problem i have now if i use now compiz
i have allways graffic bugs on the mouse!
i mean around the mouse if i move a window or if im moving with the mouse in the menus...

i made some screenshots:
pic1: http://s6.directupload.net/images/080109/qjsnm96a.png
pic2: http://s5.directupload.net/images/080109/cedxdhp9.png
pic3: http://s4.directupload.net/images/080109/u85mk55h.png

if i remove the line " " Option "HWCursor" "off" " "
its working all perfect with compiz
but the color is very dark grey and not white =(

plz u can help me?
or somebody else...???
thx...

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jlue

9 years ago

Hey there,

here is a list of nvidia driver options:

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-8774/README/appendix-d.html

The "CursorShadow" is off by default, so this will not help you.

Maybe this Option helps with "HWCursor" enabled:
Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "0"

If so, please reply here so others can make use of it.

Have fun.

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vandread

9 years ago

hi now i changed the settings like this:

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300]"
Driver "nvidia"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "0"
EndSection

the cursor is now again dark grey not white...
compiz works fine with the skin...
its the same like not adding the line with hwcursor...

=(

maybe u have other ideas???

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jlue

9 years ago

Hey there,

I don't have a solution for your case but some more hints:
- You are using a quadro card, you might try messing with the UBB Option.
- More recent nvidia README: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/169.07/README/README.txt, chapter 23 is called "Using the X Composite Extension". Relevant Options seem to be "DamageEvents", "DisableGLXRootClipping", ...
- Appendix B is about options.

... sorry, no more help from here ...

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lpkizz

9 years ago

i have all of theme i just install it from synaptic package manager it's all there

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schraubhuber

9 years ago

I really liked this theme, but I was forced to replace it. The text input bar / curser is hardly useable in e.g. Openoffice. You can hardly recognize it, especiallly during movement. Maybe you can improve it and I'll switch back. Nevertheless: great work!

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jlue

9 years ago

Hey schraubhuber,

I can't accept you switching to another mouse theme :-) . There is an option for the "hair" lines (wich is e.g. the vertical line in the text-input cursor) to have a different color.
The black cursors make use of this, their hair lines are red.
So if this is an option for you please:

- have inkscape and ImageMagick installed
- download the sources
- unpack them and cd into the base folder
- configure the file CONFIG to read: HAIR="#ff0000"
- configure other options in the files CONFIG and index.theme
- issue: "sh install.bash"

and select your custom mouse theme with a red hair color.

Have fun

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schraubhuber

9 years ago

Hi Jlue,

thanks for the reply. I followed your advices without exactly knowing what I'am doing. So I did't succeed. But: I tried the opaque-black theme, and it satisfies my needs.
Actually I was addicted to your theme. After deinstalling it, I felt very uncomfortable. Now again, I can rest easy ;-)

Keep up the good work!

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gilbertemano

9 years ago

Hey guys!

I just found out that if you are using the cursors with compiz, you should, to change the cursors, change them in the

"Advanced Desktop Effects Settings"

and change mouse pointers to the ones you have installed!

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sensatul

9 years ago

Thanks for replying..........Yes i am using gnome 2.20.......actually i am new to linux so there may be something which i dont know.....if u dont mind could u plzzzz tell me how to install the theme in a brief way.......ur help will be appreciated.........
Sorry for my bad English if i went wrong anywhere

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jlue

9 years ago

Hey sensatul,
here's my howto:

You need to install the cursors first:
- Download the right- (or left-) handed rpm "ComixCursors-0.5.0-1.noarch.rpm", save it to your Desktop.
- Right-click it and install it by choosing "open with 'install software'" or similar.
- OR install it from a terminal by typing "rpm -Uv ~/Desktop/ComixCursors-0.5.0-1.noarch.rpm" .
- Open a terminal (choose it fro the start-menu or press ALTT-F2 and type 'xterm') and open the mouse properties dialog by typing "gnome-mouse-properties".
- Choose your preferred theme there. You will have to log out and in again to make full use of it.

If you want to download cursor themes as .tar.bz2 or .tar.gz files, you will have to unpack them, not install them:
- Download "ComixCursors-0.5.0.tar.bz2" to your Desktop.
- Open a terminal and type:
cd ~
mkdir -p .icons
cd .icons
tar -xjvf ~/Desktop/ComixCursors-0.5.0.tar.bz2
- That's for the per-user installation. Choose your preferred theme as above.

For system wide installation you would need to get root first and unpack the files in /usr/share/icons .

Have fun.

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sensatul

9 years ago

Thanks for this good collection of cursors........finally got it work........actually the pointer option is in system->preferencesappearance->customize rather than gnome mouse properties..........anyways got it work.......thanks again for this set of lovely cursors..........just love it

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3 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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