Change mouse cursor theme in Xfce?

Benedikt Meurer benny at
Thu Jul 7 11:17:57 CEST 2005

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Redirecting to xfce4-dev...
> Pasi Orovuo wrote:
>>>Instead of repeating the question in the subject, I'm trying to provide
>>>an answer. The solution is a bit hackish, but seems to work. So, point
>>>your browser to:
> Ok, I added this to a new tab the current mouse settings panel, and
> changed a bunch of stuff.  I like how you used GtkIconView, but that's
> GTK 2.6 only, so, I got rid of that and did something less fun.  When
> GTK 2.8 comes out, it should support changing cursor themes on the fly
> without restarting the session.
> This also requires an extra line in your xinitrc, so to make this work
> properly, you also need to merge in xfce-utils/scripts/xinitrc from SVN
> trunk.
> Let me know how this works for everyone...

Hm, hardcoding the paths to the icons directories doesn't look like a 
good idea to me. XfceResource has support for discovery of icons 

If there's some required directory, this should be added to the default 
list in libxfce4util, instead of hardcoding the stuff into the 
application, which makes it hard for a package maintainer to discover 
the places that need fixing.

> 	-brian

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