Inconsistent mouse size settings

Greg Folkert greg at
Thu Nov 14 17:49:39 CET 2013

On Thu, 2013-11-14 at 08:11 -0800, Chris Rydalch wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM, killermoehre <killermoehre at>
> wrote:
>         Am Mi 13 Nov 2013 17:37:15 CET schrieb Chris Rydalch:
>         > Hmm.... looks like it's running, and it's in the Autostart
>         list with a
>         > checkbox next to its name. Is there some other settings
>         daemon that's
>         > supposed to be running?
>         >
>         > How do I check to see if it's toolkit-dependent? I thought
>         the mouse
>         > setting would just be inherited by setting the mouse size in
>         the
>         > settings window.
>         >
>         > Thanks!
>         Should be easy to check. Run a QT, a Xulrunner, a Gtk2 and a
>         GTK3
>         program together (there are other toolkits, too, but this are
>         the most
>         common) and see how the cursor behaves.
>         Regards
>  Alright, here's what I've discovered:
>  - Gtk2 (geany) workspace, Xulrunner (pencil), and Qt (pyqt example) 
>  all show the same inconsistent mouse size behavior. The theme is the 
>  same, just the size changes to the one I set.
>  - Gtk3 (gedit), OpenGL (houdini) , the toolbars of Gtk2 apps, and the
>  rest of Xfce, the size stays at the large default size (though,
>  again, the theme stays the same).
>  So for whatever reason, Xfce, Gtk3, and the toolbars of Gtk2 programs
>  either don't know about the user's size preference, or it's being
>  overwritten somewhere. ToZ's suggestion, in order to get the theme
>  setting to be set properly, worked great. If only the size would also
>  work across all applications...

And you do have the GTK2 and GTK3 engines installed? Here is my output
from my Debian System (thank you very much Yves-Alexis Perez and the
others working on XFCE for Debian!):

greg at bigboy:~ [0] $ dpkg -l| grep xfce | grep engine
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce  3.0.1-2  amd64  GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  gtk3-engines-xfce  3.0.1-2  amd64  GTK+-3.0 theme engine for Xfce

Just a thought to help out. That fixed a lot of stuff for me.

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