I recently did a full reinstall of ubuntu and then did a reinstall of gnome (useing this guide http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/12/upgrade-gnome-3-10-ubuntu-13-10)

but some of my cursors are missing. for example I used to get a corsshairs cursor when useing the area capture in gnome-screenshot, now it's just the normal mouse. does anyone know how to get these back?


Because you reinstalled gnome, you might have to reinstall anything that isn't packed with gnome. Follow these steps,

  1. Download a cursor theme.

  2. Open Gnome Tweak Tool and change the cursor theme. Open a Terminal.

  3. Run this command:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

  1. Select the number corresponding to your choice

  2. Log out.

  3. Log back in.

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