|Downloads: 418||Submitted: Feb 22 2014|
Updated: Mar 6 2014
UEorange is a modification of Ultimate Edition Mouse Theme and fully animated and it's 3Dimensional. If you want see the original, you can go to http://www.themelinux.com/ultimate-edition-themes/.0- Download cursor pack
The modification consist in build it with multisized property with different sizes than original. Furthermore it has much more Symlinks than original theme. I fixed the xterm cursor because it was so transparent. Now it looks better.
For cursors pirate and wait, I removed the half of the images of animation, because the weight in MB of the theme was too much for the 2MB offered by the website.
This one is a X11 mouse theme multisized to 30, 40, 50, and 60 pixels. I have tested it under Cinnamon 2.0 with Muffin, KDE with Kwin, Xfce, also Gnome 2.x and it works great. I added it symlinks for some cursors required for Steam, and all required for KDE, Xfce, Gnome, and Unity
On Gnome 3.x or Unity I think doesn't works as I would want, because when the cursor size is changed, there are inconsistency only on the main cursor. The changed size will appear in few applications like firefox, but the default size (30 pixels) will stay in desktop and some other apps. I believe this may be a part of a bug of Compiz.Therefore, if you want to see it work well, you should choose the size of the cursor 30 pixels.
I decided to upload it, and after will go improving it. I would like change a few things so you can expect updates. If you find any bugs, please let me know in comments section.
HOW TO INSTALL IT
1- Extract it as root to /usr/share/icons/, open a terminal as root and use next command:
tar --directory=Downloads -zxf Downloads/163703-UEorange.tar.gz && mv Downloads/UEorange /usr/share/icons/
ON KDE v4.10.5
2- Change cursor theme and choose the size cursor with desktop setting tools.
3- If you want to make it the default cursor and see this cursor theme on login screen KDM, you must edit as root the index.theme system file located in /usr/share/icons/default, changing the name present after of "=", sign to UEorange. Use next command:
4- Save, close and reboot.
ON Xfce v4.10
2- Launch the Settings Desktop Environment by clicking on Top Panel: Application Menu-->Settings Manager, then Settings window is opened; scroll down to section called "Other", you can see "Settings Editor", launch it and in the left panel of the window opened, scroll down to locate "xsettings", click it, now you can change the fields value CursorThemeName and CursorThemeSize, located in the right panel.
3- You must edit and save as root the index.theme system file located in /usr/share/icons/default, changing the name present after of "=", sign to UEorange. Use next command:
sudo mousepad /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
4- Edit or create the .Xdefaults personal configuration file, adding to the final, the next two lines, set your own size matching size defined in the step 2:
5 Save, close and reboot.
ON GNOME 3.x or UNITY
2- To update the cursor theme: Search for and install Alternatives Configurator in Ubuntu Software Center.
3- You must add the cursor theme UEorange, to the corresponding group of alternatives. Use next command:
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme x-cursor-theme /usr/share/icons/UEorange/cursor.theme 30
4- Choose the cursor theme UEorange. Use next command:
sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme
5- To update the cursor size: Search for and install Dconf Editor in Ubuntu Software Center.
6- Use next Command, changing the default cursor size 30 pixels to your custom cursor size. Could also use 40, 50 or 60 pixels. I recommend 30 pixels, to avoid the bug mentioned above.
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size 30 && gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-theme UEorange
7- Finally, create or edit the ~/.Xresources file using next command:
Add the following two lines. Change 30 to match size defined in previous step:
8- Save, close and reboot.
Enjoy it! Thanks.
2014 Feb v0.50 Initial release.