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If I open gnome-tweak-tool, go to the Theme section and choose the DMZ-Black cursor theme, my default cursor stays exactly the same. However, the other cursor images (like when I move a window or hover over a link) are the correct ones from the DMZ-Black theme. The same happens if I choose the Adwaita theme, for example.

Does anyone know why this is? How can I completely change my cursor theme so that the default cursor is also changed?

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In a terminal enter this:

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

Then change DMZ-White with exact name of the theme you want use, in your case DMZ-Black. Then it will show the correct theme.

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Thank you! That solved my problem. I learnt I can also change that by using sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme. –  Dylan McCall Oct 20 '11 at 1:06

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