If you have only one user on your system, it will be ok to change default curser theme, whether by copying DMZ-Black contents onto DMZ-White, or changing default index.theme content, or even using command
sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme.
But on a multi-user system, you need to personalize for yourself alone without affecting other users. Well, it's not so hard. You just need to make a "default" curser theme under your home.
Let's change the cursor theme in steps:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-theme "DMZ-Black" – simply replace "DMZ-Black" with your desired theme
copy the following lines in the text file and save it:
– again replace "DMZ-Black" with your desired theme.
- Install Dconf Editor or Unity Tweal Tool to be able to change the cursor theme;
On Dconf Editor, search for "cursor-theme", double click it and change the value to "DMZ-Black" or your desired theme.
Alternatively on Unity Tweak Tool under Apearance, go to Cursors and select "DMZ-Black" or your desired theme.
Open Files (Nautilus) and go to
~/.icons (make one if there isn't any);
- Make a new folder, name it
default and open it;
- Make an empty document and name it
Open the file, paste the following lines and save it:
You can replace "DMZ-Black" with your desired theme.
This works also on Synaptic Package Manager and Nautilus with root privileges.
Source: Raschix's comment on a post from webupd8.org 4 years ago!