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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkeye View Post
    Create a cursor.theme file.
    Save as cursor.theme to your home folder.
    Code:
    [Icon Theme]
    Inherits=ComixCursors-Opaque-Black-Large
    This is meant to be copied and pasted into gedit and saved as cursor.theme to your home folder
    Last edited by stinkeye; March 21st, 2013 at 02:36 PM.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    OKJ I have that file in my home folder - see screenshot but still get following error

    Code:
    cmcanulty@darcytech:~$ sudo mv ~/cursor.theme /usr/share/icons/ComixCursors-Opaque-Black-Large/
    [sudo] password for cmcanulty: 
    mv: cannot stat `/home/cmcanulty/cursor.theme': No such file or directory
    cmcanulty@darcytech:~$
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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    OKJ I have that file in my home folder - see screenshot but still get following error

    Code:
    cmcanulty@darcytech:~$ sudo mv ~/cursor.theme /usr/share/icons/ComixCursors-Opaque-Black-Large/
    [sudo] password for cmcanulty: 
    mv: cannot stat `/home/cmcanulty/cursor.theme': No such file or directory
    cmcanulty@darcytech:~$
    If its there it will open with gedit
    Code:
    gedit /home/cmcanulty/cursor.theme
    If it doesn't you saved wrong place or name.

    EDIT: I've changed it so you create the cursor.theme file
    directly in the theme folder instead of home and then moving.
    Last edited by stinkeye; March 22nd, 2013 at 09:33 AM.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    It opens with gedit. OK I got it installed but unfortunately it is too small. Accessibiity should be a basic function of Ubuntu. Thanks for all your help. Not solved.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    It opens with gedit. OK I got it installed but unfortunately it is too small. Accessibiity should be a basic function of Ubuntu. Thanks for all your help. Not solved.
    Yep ok.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    It opens with gedit. OK I got it installed but unfortunately it is too small. Accessibiity should be a basic function of Ubuntu. Thanks for all your help. Not solved.
    Try this.
    I took the installed DMZ-Black theme and removed the 24 and 32 pixel layers so it uses 48 and
    created a DMZ-Black-Large theme.

    Download the attachment to your ~/Downloads folder.
    Right click on ~/Downloads/DMZ-Black-Large.tar.gz > Extract here.
    Move theme to /usr/share/icons...
    Code:
    sudo mv Downloads/DMZ-Black-Large /usr/share/icons
    Add to alternatives, change to theme in dconf and alternatives and change size to 48 pixels (4 separate commands)....
    Code:
    CURSOR=DMZ-Black-Large
    
    sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme x-cursor-theme /usr/share/icons/$CURSOR/cursor.theme 20
    
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-theme "$CURSOR" && sudo update-alternatives --set x-cursor-theme /usr/share/icons/$CURSOR/cursor.theme
    
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size 48
    Log out/in

    To set back to default cursor and size...
    Code:
    CURSOR=DMZ-White
    
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-theme "$CURSOR" && sudo update-alternatives --set x-cursor-theme /usr/share/icons/$CURSOR/cursor.theme
    
    gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size
    Log out/in
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    Last edited by stinkeye; July 4th, 2013 at 06:40 AM.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Wow this is difficult I have a bunch of cursors I copied tio usr/share/icons but still get this error. I don't know where to get the file "DMZ-Black-Large". I don't see it in synaptic or with a google search. I also have the large mouse cursor folder and contents, see last 2 screenshots. I am totally frustrated with this. Should be easy
    Code:
    cmcanulty@darcytech:~$ CURSOR=DMZ-Black-Large
    cmcanulty@darcytech:~$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme x-cursor-theme /usr/share/icons/$CURSOR/cursor.theme 20
    [sudo] password for cmcanulty: 
    update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/share/icons/DMZ-Black-Large/cursor.theme doesn't exist.
    cmcanulty@darcytech:~$
    I guess none of the cursors I downloaded work Below is a screenshot of the directory and the cursors
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    Last edited by cmcanulty; March 25th, 2013 at 02:16 PM.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Bit confused here.
    The DMZ-Black-Large cursor theme is one I made from the DMZ-Black theme.

    I attached it to my last post and you need to download it to your Downloads folder and extract it
    before any of the commands will work.
    The very first command in my previous post, moves the extracted DMZ-Black-Large theme to /usr/share/icons
    Last edited by stinkeye; March 25th, 2013 at 07:02 PM.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Oh, sorry IO missed that and now it seems fixed. This has been bugging me for 2 years! Thanks very much.

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    Re: Howto recover the big pointer in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    Oh, sorry IO missed that and now it seems fixed. This has been bugging me for 2 years! Thanks very much.
    No problem, I needed this for my failing eyesight as well, and I also prefer the default back cursor.

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