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The mouse theme shows up in the web browser and software center, as well as the update manger. However, it goes to defaults on the desktop. Can it be fixed?

I am using the azenis mouse theme, with Natty Beta 1. got swich to natty beta 2 and still the problem

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I using azenis mouse theme, os natty beta 1 – user14158 Apr 13 '11 at 5:42
what is the output of ls ~/.icons? – RolandiXor Apr 14 '11 at 1:44
Possible duplicate of… – AliNa Oct 18 '14 at 21:59

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This is because Unity is compiz based, to fix this: sudo gedit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme or gksu gedit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme and change the cursor name. (source: forums)

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For a more detailed guide, see – Mandy May 12 '11 at 4:18
Only the gksu version of the command should be used, to avoid creating problems with gedit's configuration when it is run later. See the community documentation for details. – Eliah Kagan Apr 2 '13 at 16:16

Try "galternatives" from the software centre, this allows the x-server cursor to be set, thus the cursor is set before you log in and should hold

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Ubuntu 10.04, as well as 11.10, supporting Unity, A BUG mixes cursor themes ?! Nevertheless doing :

sudo gedit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme

as suggested - does not help, because in ../icons/default/ directory only shortcut to your theme exists and Unity mix it with the default DMZ-White (black). I am using oxygen theme, after installing it with package manager - type 'oxygen cursor' I did the following :

I have tried to copy under 'gksudo nautilus' all content of ../icons/oxy-white/* to the ../icons/default/ directory - and GREAT !!! ... after the restart it works PERFECTLY !!!

P.S. I am using LinuxMint 11 Katya / Ubuntu 11.10

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that's why I have made it by DEFAULT, because it is making me nervous to be changed all time long ?! – bisoft Oct 21 '11 at 7:52

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