Is it possible to disable the cursor shadow in Ubuntu 13.10? The shadow is ruining my cursor theme's glow effect.

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    I know how to change cursor theme. But what I want to do is to disable shadow. In windows I saw the same theme looking better without shadows.
    – ashik992
    Dec 19, 2013 at 6:02

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You may want to try this way.

Open your terminal and run this command:

echo "Xcursor.core: 1" >> ~/.Xresources

Then log out and back in.

If you want your cursor shadow back, you need to remove the file and restart the Xserver.

  • happy to have helped you! :)
    – user229965
    Jan 8, 2014 at 15:50

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