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knuckle dragging monkey
June 4th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Hi I am trying to download some cursor programs from gnomes looks web site and when i do they wont run. I just get a message say no known application for this file. What is the easiest way to download them so they work. Thank you.

June 4th, 2009, 01:21 PM
If you are downloading mouse cursors they are not programs..

Just open System/Preferences/Appearance and drag&drop the cursor theme package to that window. If the cursor theme isn't applied immediately then go to Theme-tab, click Customize and select your cursor theme on the Pointer-tab. Quite often you need to restart your applications or log out & back again before the new cursor theme is working correctly for all your applications.

Alternatively, you can just extract the theme package into ~/.icons

knuckle dragging monkey
June 4th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Thank you very much.