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    How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    The default mouse pointer is too tiny for me, but I've tried five different ways to make it larger and nothing works. Why is this so hard? It's not unimportant. Visual usability is very important - I learned that as a webmaster - and half of Americans have vision problems.

    I finally got Comic Cursors installed but they won't enlarge either, although there is a checkoff to do that. Other installs simply didn't work

    Is there Anything that will give me a large cursor for Lubuntu without obscure command line finagling that doesn't work anyway?

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    Re: How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad -> Theme. Then look for cursor size.

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    Re: How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    Is there Anything that will give me a large cursor for Lubuntu without obscure command line finagling that doesn't work anyway?
    Yes, how to do it is not easy to discover (as with many things about Lubuntu), but it can indeed be done without the terminal.
    First, choose cursor theme:
    Code:
    Preferences > Customized Look and Feel > Mouse Cursor Tab
    It must be a resizable cursor. DMZ-White, DMZ-Black are resizable. Select which one you want.
    Then, open this file in a text editor:
    Code:
    ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf
    Find the section [GTK].
    In that section, look for the line beginning with:
    Code:
    iGtk/CursorThemeSize=
    and set the size to one available for your cursor theme. I can inform you that DMZ-White and DMZ-Black have three sizes: 24, 32, 48 so you must use one of these.
    So your edited line might be:
    Code:
    iGtk/CursorThemeSize=48
    Save the file, and reboot. Size takes effect after log in.
    Last edited by Dennis N; October 20th, 2018 at 12:02 AM.

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    Re: How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    Thanks. That actually worked. Yuge cursor Now I have to get the damn numlock to be on after I boot.

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    Re: How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    Now I have to get the damn numlock to be on after I boot.
    Install numlockx
    Add it to startup applications.
    Preferences > Default Applications for lxsession > Autostart button > Add numlockx in box on right under "Manual autostarted applications", click 'Add'
    Log out and Log in. numlock will now turn on after log in.

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    Re: How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    Instead of casting around looking for all this stuff, is there a Lubuntu manual somewhere?

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    Re: How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybervigilante View Post
    Instead of casting around looking for all this stuff, is there a Lubuntu manual somewhere?
    https://manual.lubuntu.me/

    Other useful information about Lubuntu can be found at its home page: https://lubuntu.me/

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    Re: How in heck to do I get a large mouse cursor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    Yes, how to do it is not easy to discover (as with many things about Lubuntu), but it can indeed be done without the terminal.
    First, choose cursor theme:
    Code:
    Preferences > Customized Look and Feel > Mouse Cursor Tab
    It must be a resizable cursor. DMZ-White, DMZ-Black are resizable. Select which one you want.
    Then, open this file in a text editor:
    Code:
    ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf
    Find the section [GTK].
    In that section, look for the line beginning with:
    Code:
    iGtk/CursorThemeSize=
    and set the size to one available for your cursor theme. I can inform you that DMZ-White and DMZ-Black have three sizes: 24, 32, 48 so you must use one of these.
    So your edited line might be:
    Code:
    iGtk/CursorThemeSize=48
    Save the file, and reboot. Size takes effect after log in.
    Wouldn't Settings -> Universal Access -> Cursor Size be a simpler way to do it?

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