how to change the busy animation

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how to change the busy animation

Postby ChickenPie4Tea on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:31 am

I dont want to change my mouse pointer icon or anything else just the animation when the computer is busy - at the moment it's a rather nonedescript circle. I could easily do this in Windows but havent a clue how to do this in Linux - the only guide I could find was about changing the whole theme for another one you down load.
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Re: how to change the busy animation

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:16 am

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Re: how to change the busy animation

Postby Necrodust on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:07 pm

You can completely remove this animation.

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su
cd /usr/share/icons/[i]theme_name[/i]/cursors/

mv left_ptr_watch left_ptr_watch.bak
mv watch watch.bak

ln -s left_ptr left_ptr_watch
ln -s left_ptr watch

exit


Then re-select cursor theme in Appearence preferences.
Another solution might be to switch these cursors, becouse Gnome uses Watch by default in most cases.

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mv left_ptr_watch left_ptr_watch.bak
mv watch watch.bak

cp   left_ptr_watch.bak watch
cp watch.bak left_ptr_watch


The problem is that different themes may use different names for the cursors. You can use this special theme for testing.
You can't edit cursor files with Gimp, to compile your own animation, use xcursorgen.
And I recommend trying this cursor theme. This is the best of all.
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Re: how to change the busy animation

Postby Necrodust on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:21 pm

You can also get rid of this disgusting dragging cursor which appears when moving the window.

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rm fleur
ln -s left_ptr fleur
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