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I use Xournal to give lectures and do various other tasks. So far it's taken a little adjustment to write using my wacom tablet but it works fantastically.

My only complaint is the cursor. Xournal appears to override the system defined cursor with a dot cursor. The dot cursor is too small for me to reliably see. Is there a way to adjust the size of the cursor or even give it a different icon?

I've checked the user manual

My system:
ubuntu studio 12.04
xfce desktop
xournal: 0.4.6~pre20110721-1build1

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I found the following work around from 2010:

change the following lines in ~/.xournal/config


This changes the default tool to highlighter, makes the color black, opaque and gives it the same thicknesses as the pen tool.

Here's where this was suggested:

Maybe I should submit a feature request.

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