I am running Mint-11 with Gnome. My tired old eyes make it very convenient to have a large cursor. So I go the Preferences->Appearance->Customize route and set the cursor as large as possible. The problem is that it does not change the cursor size in most windows including the cursor customization window; in particular, it does not change the cursor size when in the desktop. However, I get the large cursor when the pointer is in a Firefox or emacs window. It worked fine in Ubuntu 10.10 but not in 11.04 nor in Mint-11. My machine is a Dell desktop with an Nvidia 7300 card.
I would appreciate any suggestion,