I've found that changing my cursor theme only really works in applications like Firefox; the cursor is not themed across the OS, but remains as the default cursor.
I have done some searching and I know that there is a bug that forces the user to create an executable file in order to change their cursor theme. Is there really no other way around this? To be honest, I would think this issue should have been fixed a long time ago.
But I digress. I'm looking for a way other than adding/editing a file in order to do something so basic as change my cursor theme. Are there any other options available?