WhiteLarge

Cursors

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Description:

I was intensively searching the web for a simple-large-white mouse theme without success, so I finally "ported" the win "extra large" set to linux.

Installation (Gnome and others):
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1. Unzip the file and move the folder "whitelarge" to ~/.icons/
2. add the following two lines to your ~/.Xdefaults
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Xcursor.theme: whitelarge
Xcursor.size: 36
##
3. log off

Installation (KDE):
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1. Unzip the file and move the folder "whitelarge" to ~/.icons/
2. select the theme "whitelarge" in the KDE mouse-configuration-dialog
3. log off
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Installation (Ubuntu):
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1. Unzip the file and move the folder "whitelarge" to ~/.icons/
2. open the gconf editor
3. change the key
/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/cursor_theme
to "whitelarge"
4. log off
Last changelog:

13 years ago

[version 2.0]
- reworked the drop shadows, they look perfect now
- changed cursor size from 32 to 36
[version 1.03]
- minor change of white border in "crossed_circle"-cursor
[version 1.02]
- added better looking, grinning skull as xkill icon
[version 1.01]
- added xkill cursor "draped_box"
[version 1.0]
- replaced the "copy"-cursor with the black "plus" by a new one: it has a black "+" in a white square now
[version 0.9]
-added shadows to the resize-cursors
-smoothend the edges of the resize-cursors
[version 0.61]
-added about 10 cursors, none should by missing now
-replaced the move-cursor with the scissors by the normal left mouse pointer
- added a shadow to the + in the copy-cursor

seanf

10 years ago

I have my terminals configured to use the Linux console colour scheme, and the pointer becomes invisible (black cursor on a black background).

I'm working around the problem by using xterm_extra_large from the ContrastLarge theme at http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/ContrastLarge?content=20568.

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95skinonlinux

12 years ago

Thank you for this mouse theme, it was just what I needed. I'm amazed that no version of Linux I've seen offers any size mouse cursor other than the smaller-than-windows default size. Even Win98 comes with 3 mouse sizes. Are we all 20 year old Linux programmers with perfect 20/20 vision? I don't think so.

I'd rather have that shadow under the mouse gone, but that's the only change I'd make.

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kamikaasje

13 years ago

I said it a few years ago and I say it again today, I LOVE THIS MOUSE THEME! Thank you so much!

I just had a small problem installing it this time. I'm running CentOS 4.3 now and the Control Panel won't accept the zip file. It says it's an invalid archive.

I extracted the contents of the archive without problems (aparently there is nothing wrong with it) and moved the whitelarge folder to /usr/share/icons/
After that I started the Control Panel and the theme was there. I selected it and restarted KDE. It works perfectly!

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sfranklin

14 years ago

Thank you for these cursors. With my eyesight not what it used to be, these cursors are very easy to see.

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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

That's what I made them for, you're welcome!

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kamathln

14 years ago

It is from Windows you say. Doesnt that violate any copyrights?

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lazychris2000

14 years ago

looks too much like windows for my liking. i think it would look nicer in black.

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Peter13

14 years ago

KDE is sorely missing a "double cursor size" option. This goes part of the way to addressing that problem. They had a large cursor configuration option - but it is gone now. 8-(

Any change of a HugeWhite theme?

Hmm. Just noticed; I can't select the "notify:" check box or any of the "icon:" radio buttons on this "add comment" page. (Eventually shift-tabbed around the page and hit space.) That isn't a cursor problem is it? I'm using Mandrake 10 with KDE 3.2

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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

Hm, maye try to reload the page.

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Peter13

14 years ago

It is another manifestation of the Mandrake 10 / WhiteLarge wrong cursor bug. I'm getting an offset "I" pointer where there should be an arrow pointer and I was missing the small check box. :-( I'll go back to ContrastLarge. Thank you.

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richb

14 years ago

I really like this icon theme. Only one icon is missing that prevents me from using it. A CTRL-ALT-ESC sequence on my system changes the arrow cursor to a skull and crossbones and to kill a process by clicking on its window. The kill function is still there, but lack of a visual is confusing.

Great job, however.

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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

I´m going to fix this on sunday, thanks for this comment!

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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

I added the xkill cursor, should work now.

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richb

14 years ago

Thank you. I am large now.

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kamikaasje

14 years ago

Ohw, how I love you for this!
Thank you, thank you, thank you very much!
It's perfect!!!

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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

Your welcome, it feels great to give something back to the linux community!

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Deciare

14 years ago

Why are the move/resize cursors missing drop shadows? I can see that the crosshairs and I-beam cursors should be accurate, but why the move/resize cursors?

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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

You were right, I changed this.

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Deciare

14 years ago

Thank you, I do like them better this way.

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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

Hm, I think it looks good this way, would you prefer them with shadows? I found out that doing perfect drop shadows for these pointers is quite tricky, they have to have a bigger value for x than for the y-axis. (x=3, y=1, radius=3, looks best -> gimp2 drop shadow).

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kreten1

14 years ago

maybe you should anti-alias the edges a little bit. otherwise cool.
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Stefanmdk

14 years ago

done

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nishtya

14 years ago

thank you

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13 years ago

[version 2.0]
- reworked the drop shadows, they look perfect now
- changed cursor size from 32 to 36
[version 1.03]
- minor change of white border in "crossed_circle"-cursor
[version 1.02]
- added better looking, grinning skull as xkill icon
[version 1.01]
- added xkill cursor "draped_box"
[version 1.0]
- replaced the "copy"-cursor with the black "plus" by a new one: it has a black "+" in a white square now
[version 0.9]
-added shadows to the resize-cursors
-smoothend the edges of the resize-cursors
[version 0.61]
-added about 10 cursors, none should by missing now
-replaced the move-cursor with the scissors by the normal left mouse pointer
- added a shadow to the + in the copy-cursor

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