ContrastLarge

Cursors

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Description:

A larger pointer set for high resolution displays (or if you just like it).
By request I've added an optional, alternate extra-large x-term cursor for people with reduced/marginal eye sight.

Installation (Gnome and others):
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1. Unzip the file and move the folder "contrastlarge" to ~/.icons/
2. add the following two lines to your ~/.Xdefaults
##
Xcursor.theme: contrastlarge
Xcursor.size: 36
##
3. log off

Installation (KDE):
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1. Unzip the file and move the folder "contrastlarge" to ~/.icons/
2. select the theme "contrastlarge" in the KDE mouse-configuration-dialog
3. log off
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Installation (Ubuntu):
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1. Unzip the file and move the folder "contrastlarge" to ~/.icons/
2. open the gconf editor
3. change the key
/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/cursor_theme
to "contrastlarge"
4. log off
Last changelog:

15 years ago

[version 1.0]
-added optional, extra large x-term cursor

tf1

13 years ago

just change the text to dark and the background to light in Konsole and there's no problems with cursor.

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stanz

14 years ago

I'm just getting started here- and might be looking in the wrong place &/or for a wrong file.
would you please give a hand with directions~ for ubuntu!?
I have a: ~/.desktop, which is empty.
and a: ~/.gnome, with only .gnome-vfs.
Guess i need a very detailed roadmap! :)
THX

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stanz

14 years ago

Is there a back buttom to delete post?
I found my way after posting!~`~ Thx again

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janet

15 years ago

the xkill symbol is great :)

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kwtm

15 years ago

I wanted to thank you for the good work you've done in posting the
ContrastLarge cursor theme to KDE-look.org. It's a very straightforward,
useful cursor theme that I had been looking for, and it fits my needs almost
perfectly.

The only problem is with the text cursor. When I open Konsole, I use a black
or very dark background, and when the mouse hovers over the Konsole window,
the cursor is a thin I-shape that is almost completely invisible.

Would you be able to add some white to surround the thin black line? That
would make this cursor shape also "contrast". The other ones, especially the
big white arrows, are exactly what I need.

Or, could you tell me how to modify my own cursor? Is there a PNG file I can
edit using GIMP2 or something? I would not trouble you to make this change if
I knew how to do it myself.

Also: for some reason, the skull-and-crossbones does not appear when it should
(eg. when I activate the Xkill command). Do you know why? Is there anything
I should do to fix the problem? (I have mapped the xkill command to
Ctrl-Alt-Esc. The cursor does not change shape, remaining the standard white
arrow, but whatever I click on still disappears, so the xkill itself works,
except that the cursor is not skull-and-crossbones.)

(I also sent you an email saying this)

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Stefanmdk

15 years ago

You probably have an old version of this cursor-set, try the new one.

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darknight

15 years ago

Hi! Great cursors, they fit my setup incredibly well! However I have the same problem of the guy above: the caret cursor is entirely black. I downloaded the files today so I think I have the latest version.
Thanks for the great work!

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mj1

11 years ago

I was just curious if anyone was ever able to find the "updated" version of this mouse theme that fixed the text cursor on dark backgrounds issue?

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seanf

11 years ago

I found that the default cursor does become invisible on top of my black console windows, but the xterm_extra_large icon works:

Try something like this:

cd ~/.icons/contractlarge/cursors && mv xterm xterm_bak && mv xterm_extra_large xterm

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mj1

11 years ago

Thanks for the tip, that did the trick!

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seanf

11 years ago

And Stefan, thank you for a very useful theme!

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mj1

11 years ago

I was just curious if anyone was ever able to find the "updated" version of this mouse theme that fixed the text cursor on dark backgrounds issue?

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15 years ago

[version 1.0]
-added optional, extra large x-term cursor

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