3dcolor XCursors

Cursors

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Description:

Here are some variations of the 3dwhite cursorset i posted earlier.

Now included are variations in red, green, blue, yellow, white & black.
For each color there are two cursorsets, one with and one without shadow.

Also included are the source pictures and a simple shell script to
generate the cursors.
So you can create a cursorset in any color you like, add a different shadow,
make them transparent or whatever....

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Installation:

As root:
Extract the file, copy the cursorset you want to /usr/share/icons/

Edit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme in this way:

[icon Theme]
Inherits=blue_shadow #name of the set you want to use



As user:
Extract the file, copy the cursorset you want to ~.icons/

Edit ~.icons/default/index.theme in this way:

[icon Theme]
Inherits=blue_shadow #name of the set you want to use

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Any suggestions / comments are welcome.
Last changelog:

16 years ago

none, just moved it to the new
X11 Mouse Themes section !

Necrodust

7 years ago

This is the best cursor theme of all.
Thank you :)

But the installation guide is not full. If one tries to install the theme as the default theme this way (in order to use it in qt applications, login screen, etc), this may cause errors in some distributions. Here is the
CORRECT AND SAFE CURSORS INSTALLATION GUIDE:

su
mkdir /usr/share/icons/3dcolor
cp -r ~/path/cursors /usr/share/icons/3dcolor
echo "[Icon Theme]" > /usr/share/icons/3dcolor/index.theme
echo "Name=3dcolor" >> /usr/share/icons/3dcolor/index.theme
mkdir /etc/X11/cursors
cp /usr/share/icons/3dcolor/index.theme /etc/X11/cursors/3dcolor.theme
echo "Inherits=3dcolor" >> /etc/X11/cursors/3dcolor.theme
rm /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme
ln -s /etc/X11/cursors/3dcolor.theme /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme
rm /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
ln -s /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
exit

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Necrodust

7 years ago

This code is for Debian-based distributions

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megaworld

14 years ago

hah, wrong icon ;)

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megaworld

14 years ago

Placed all dirs to ~./icons/ and placed a index.theme in each dir containing this info:

[Icon Theme]
Name=blue_shadow
Comment=3dcolor
Example=arrow

Works great :)

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connermo

16 years ago

I've got some collections of cursors in windows. How can I change them to work in X?

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ronie

16 years ago

If the cursors are in .cur format, you'll need some cursor editing software to open the cursor file. Then copy & paste the image to some image editing program and save the image in .png format (with transparent background).

Write a config file for your cursor that looks like this:
32 0 0 cursor.png
#cursor size=32
#xhot=0
#yhot=0
#image file=cursor.png

Save the file as cursor.conf and run
xcursorgen cursor.conf left_ptr
and there you have your pointer cursor.

There's an excelent cursor-howto by uga included in this package:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=4805

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Seawolf

16 years ago

My system is running Mandrake 9.1 (cooker) and the Kcontrol Xserver information display says XFree86 is at release 4.3.

I just followed the user level install instruction to make them work. I don't know about rpm for RedHat 8.0. My only RedHat experience is with the Server v7.0 and there we don't use XFree86.

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ra1n

16 years ago

These cursors are great!!!
What is needed to use this cursors?
only XFree 4.3? anybody knows if XFree 4.3 is avaiable as RPM for RedHat 8.0?

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ronie

16 years ago

... is what you'll need to use custom cursors.

No RPM's for RH8.0 available yet AFAIK.

Just build it from the source tarballs.
I did on my RH8.0 system, without any problems :)

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ra1n

16 years ago

Ok probably I'll wait for a package(the machine with RH is my desktop machine, I don't want to mess it up,probably I'll try first on the slackware-box) the I will install them, this cursor theme is fantastic

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Seawolf

16 years ago

Just wanted to say THANKS! Not only did you provide some cool color cursors, with animation yet, but you showed me how to install different sets for each user. Nice.

BTW - no problem with the unpacking. Though, I know some of the browsers do unzip the file without changing the file name, mine does not.

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ianmunck

16 years ago

...for me. I can't even extract the set. I've downloaded three times now, so I'm doubting the problem is on my end...could the archive be corrupt?

exact error I get is the ever discriptive and helpful "not in gzip format."

Yay for errors :). Any help?

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ronie

16 years ago

I can't reproduce your problem.
I downloaded the file and it extracted just fine.

did you try:
gzip -d 5271-3dcolor.tar.gz
tar xvf 5271-3dcolor.tar

or:
tar xvfz 5271-3dcolor.tar.gz

or try using Ark

Hope any of these methods will
help you.

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ianmunck

16 years ago

I tried all of those, downloaded again, still no luck. I don't know what's wrong. I'll try later on, maybe that will somehow yield different results...thanks anyway.

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16 years ago

none, just moved it to the new
X11 Mouse Themes section !

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