Mouse/cursor size?

You can easily change the mouse theme by invoking lxappearance or through Mabox Control Center (which points to lxappeareance too). Yet, the option to change the pointer size is missing in the dialog. Not sure how difficult could be to include this feature in future versions of Mabox.

Currently a workaround is edit the ~/.Xresources file and (at the bottom) adding the line:

Xcursor.size: 32

Values 48 and 64 are valid too according to your needs.

Similarly, Firefox is ignoring whatever mouse theme you choose and the pointer changes into another one when hovering the mouse inside it. The only solution so far is editing ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini file and commenting the gtk-cursor-theme-name line, ie, like this:

#gtk-cursor-theme-name=oreo_spark_orange_cursors

I was wondering if this can be fixed “under the hood” after the installation of Mabox.

Regards.

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Thanks for this tip @M0nst3r,
and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I wonder if there is a way to immediately apply this change to all applications …
xrdb ~ / .Xresources
works, but only for newly launched windows.

Anyway, I think I’ll be using the big cursor to record Mabox videos.

Not sure really, I rebooted the computer after those two changes and worked immediately for both the size and Firefox issue.

I’m trying to test and understand how it works…
…and maybe find the best way to handle it

LXappearance writes to:
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
and
~/.icons/default/index.theme
Update and also:
~/.gtkrc-2.0

ArchWiki: Cursor themes - ArchWiki

From my short tests, it seems that only Firefox is affected by changes made by LXAppearance - checked after logout :thinking: