App start up cursor.... thing

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Bubba_Smyth
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:29 am

App start up cursor.... thing

Postby Bubba_Smyth » 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.
IBM R40, 1 GB RAM, 30 GB HDD, LM Fluxbox- up to date.

User avatar
Aging Technogeek
Level 13
Level 13
Posts: 4595
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:54 am
Location: Right about here

Re: App start up cursor.... thing

Postby Aging Technogeek » 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.
Registered Linux User 483387

Bubba_Smyth
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:29 am

Re: App start up cursor.... thing

Postby Bubba_Smyth » 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.

Oh- Happy Holidays. "in keeping with the situation."
IBM R40, 1 GB RAM, 30 GB HDD, LM Fluxbox- up to date.


Return to “Others”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests