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I am using Lubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I click on a icon to launch a program, be it from the start menu or from the panel, the mouse cursor does not change to a spinning circle (or anything else) to indicate that a program is launching. For beginners this is a very annoying problem.

I have tried to change cursor theme with lxappearance, using either DMZ black or white, and it does not solve the problem.

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Have you tried some other cursor theme altogether? It's just possible that the two themes which are supplied by default are lightweight and don't have the feature you expect. –  user25656 Apr 24 '13 at 11:17
    
I just tried with the oxygen cursor theme and the cursor doesn't change with that theme either. So maybe the issue is more complex than just changing to a fancier cursor theme. –  user25656 Apr 24 '13 at 11:25
    
Also, for the record, note that some experienced users suggested to check .desktop file launcher and edit a line StartupNotify=true which I did for the few apps that needed and this have no effect, problem remains. –  Laurent Apr 24 '13 at 16:29
    
Whenever possible, please provide links. –  user25656 Apr 24 '13 at 16:31
    
Ant any solution for this issue? I am using Lubuntu 13.10 and I can see no way to change the mouse cursor in order to indicate a program is launching. Apart from that I find very interesting the rest of the features of Lubuntu and I really think that it could be the solution for my old computer. I have tried to change the cursor theme to oxygen too but anything change but color and size. –  user262512 Mar 27 at 7:44

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I found this question related to our problem. It describes the same problem on unity instead of lxde. The solutions given are not good for lxde so we are still looking for help. The explanations states it is the "normal" mouse behavior and that it is a choice from Ubuntu to not display a rotating cursor when a program is launched, thus not a bug, and no correction. IMHO this is bad behavior, because the user really needs to know what is going on: maybe you're connected on a distant X session, or a slow remote link on a far server, you need to know if the distant server is launching a program or not. This needs to be corrected.

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