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I went here and downloaded a theme named Ubuntaero_v1.0. Then I extracted the files to /usr/share/icons. After rebooting the system, the default cursor theme remains, except when moving the mouse over some applications' windows, such as KeepassX.

However, when I take a screenshot of that same window, the outcome shows the default cursor again.

Then I went to terminal:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

The ubuntaero theme is not listed. It seems I am missing something in installing a cursor theme. What could it be?

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See if this question helps. –  user25656 Oct 22 '12 at 3:09
    
Hello, not really, I've tried different methods but none of them make a consistent change in all applications. The closest I've been to that was to follow these instructions ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1974227&page=2, given by Dennis N, making use of "galternatives". All cursors were changed to aero except the main one, which turned into a black cursor. Also the main cursor remained the default DMZ-white in some windows, for example when an app is asking for password. Install a mouse theme is proving to be much more complicated and time wasting than it should... –  Neptunno Oct 22 '12 at 19:03
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First of all, change the permission of extracted directory (including sub-directories and files) to 755:

sudo chmod -R 755 cursors/

Then change the theme presented in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme to your Cursor theme

Then Select it in gnome-tweak-tool

I've tried every instructions and it didn't work (default Arrow cursor remained DMZ-White), until i changed the permission.

Hope it helps.

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Actually it is "index.theme" . –  seed Nov 28 '12 at 22:30
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