Permanently Change Cinnamon Mouse Cursor Themes

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Permanently Change Cinnamon Mouse Cursor Themes

Postby wswack on Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:28 am

Is there a way to permanently change the mouse cursor theme? I have researched this for hours and haven't found an answer. I removed DMZ-white and DMZ-black folders from usr/share/themes and that got the new theme working until the next time I log in. Each time I log in I have to open Cinnamon Settings, change the theme and change it back, then open an Internet browser. Even after resetting the theme in Cinnamon settings the theme doesn't change until I open the browser. Hmmmm!

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Re: Permanently Change Cinnamon Mouse Cursor Themes

Postby Beardedragon on Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:56 am

wswack wrote:Is there a way to permanently change the mouse cursor theme? I have researched this for hours and haven't found an answer. I removed DMZ-white and DMZ-black folders from usr/share/themes and that got the new theme working until the next time I log in. Each time I log in I have to open Cinnamon Settings, change the theme and change it back, then open an Internet browser. Even after resetting the theme in Cinnamon settings the theme doesn't change until I open the browser. Hmmmm!

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gedit /usr/share/icons/default

Then edit index.theme. Change "Inherits=DMZ-White" to name of folder you want used. Use complete address like: [Inherits=/usr/share/themes/name of file] if you leave the icon theme in that folder. then Save. Log out and in to get results.
Last edited by Beardedragon on Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Permanently Change Cinnamon Mouse Cursor Themes

Postby GeneC on Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:34 am

An alternate solution is:
(run this command from terminal. Select theme you want.)
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sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme


Since you removed the default white and black. They, of course will no longer be available. :(
If you want to re-install them, the package is dmz-cursor-theme
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Re: Permanently Change Cinnamon Mouse Cursor Themes

Postby wswack on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:45 pm

Thank you Beardedragon and GeneC for your efforts to help.

I tried both of your tips. The only result of our efforts was to change the little white cursor to a black one. I can't get the white one back now. That's okay because the black one is easier to see. I can still get cursor of choice by changing, changing back, then starting a browser. Interestingly, if I don't toggle the cursor setting the cursor of choice shows up, but only momentarily, while I pass over a link in the browser or drag a file.

I wonder if I can find a way to put a direct link to Themes/Other Setting next to the browser link to save a few mouse clicks.
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Re: Permanently Change Cinnamon Mouse Cursor Themes

Postby Verix on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:54 pm

Beardedragon wrote:
Code: Select all
gedit /usr/share/icons/default

Then edit index.theme. Change "Inherits=DMZ-White" to name of folder you want used. Use complete address like: [Inherits=/usr/share/themes/name of file] if you leave the icon theme in that folder. then Save. Log out and in to get results.


This worked for me. I didn't have a folder named default, so I created it and the index.theme file. I also didn't have to specify the full path of cursor theme.
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