App start up cursor.... thing

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App start up cursor.... thing

Postby Bubba_Smyth on Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:53 am

I was wondering if there is a setting or something to have the mouse cursor do the "wait a second it's starting up" spinning thing. I know it's just a stupid detail, but I wear a wrist brace and sometimes can't click accurately. Larger apps, like Gimp or Open Office can take a few seconds to open and by then I've opened a second instance assuming I missed the menu selection. TIA

BTW- I do look at the HDD light to see if it's flashing but sometimes it just doesn't.
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Re: App start up cursor.... thing

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:58 am

I don't think it can be done with the default mouse cursor, but there are several hundred mouse cursor systems available here

http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=36&PHPSESSID=ce6aea73b8b273728f67f76cdfeb9a99

and at similar sites for KDE and Xfce and others. Many of them have the function you want, Check them out, find one you like, and install it.
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Re: App start up cursor.... thing

Postby Bubba_Smyth on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:55 pm

Thanks Technogeek. I didn't think of it as an "add on". I just figured I'd missed something obvious. I'll check out the link.

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