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H.Callahan
April 30th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Stoopid newbie question...

How does one change the pointers used with the mouse. The standard arrow is ok and the busy is ok, but I hate the combo arrow/busy and also the hand icon.

bluefrog
April 30th, 2008, 08:06 PM
investigate system/preferences/appearance

1scorpio
April 30th, 2008, 08:12 PM
left click the desktop choose the change the desktop appearenc choose the tab that says themes then choose the button that says customize the pointer options are there on the last tab.

H.Callahan
April 30th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Ok, I found where to change the default pointer (which I am ok with, BTW) but not any of the others.

H.Callahan
April 30th, 2008, 08:19 PM
left click the desktop choose the change the desktop appearenc choose the tab that says themes then choose the button that says customize the pointer options are there on the last tab.

That didn't work at all. Left clicking the desktop does nothing. Right clicking does not give a "change desktop appearance" option.

enigmaniac23
April 30th, 2008, 08:26 PM
If you don't like the defaults, you could check out gnome-look and see what mouse pointer themes are out there. Maybe you'll find a theme you like.

http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=high&page=0&xcontentmode=36

H.Callahan
April 30th, 2008, 08:49 PM
If you don't like the defaults, you could check out gnome-look and see what mouse pointer themes are out there. Maybe you'll find a theme you like.

http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=high&page=0&xcontentmode=36

Ok, that kinda helped. I see that pointers are installed in full themes and you can't just change one or two specific ones....