Trying some X11 cursors from gnome-look.org (Vienna, Protozoa, Leafm, Ecliz... ) in 14.04 Unity. Done update-alternatives and chmod 755.

Everything is ok, cursor themes are visible in unity-tweak, and I can swap between them.

But new cursors work only for some applications, like Firefox and LibreOffice. It seems Unity applications don't accept the new cursor, and dmz-white remains. Curiously, other applications like Software Center mix both cursor themes (new cursor theme for links). Anyway, window bar always force old cursor theme (dmz-white).

Is it possible to only have the new cursor themes?

  • I have the same issue
    – Jonathan
    Apr 5, 2015 at 19:21
  • @JonathanLeaders I had similar issues. Here's how I solved it
    – Elder Geek
    Oct 21, 2017 at 0:34


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