[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: X11 cursor size

From: Gary Johnson
Subject: Re: X11 cursor size
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 18:13:06 -0400 writes:
> My problem is the following: I use guix with X11 and EXWM as (only)
> window manager. I have a 13" laptop with 4k screen and therefore the
> X11-pointer/cursor is so small, that most of the time I don't even see
> it. All solutions to increase the cursor size without using gnome or
> similar tools involve the installation of a scalable font and then
> incresing the size of the cursor. However I don't manage to make this
> work on guix.
> Does anyone maybe have a working solution for this which they can share?
> Cheers, Alex

Hi Alex,

I also run EXWM as my window manager under Guix System. I manage my
keyboard and cursor settings in my ~/.xsession file. For the cursor
settings, I use xsetroot like so:

# Change cursor to left arrow
xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr

Take a look at its man page for quite a few options related to setting
the cursor file and size.

Happy hacking!

GPG Key ID: 7BC158ED
Use `gpg --search-keys lambdatronic' to find me
Protect yourself from surveillance:
()  ascii ribbon campaign - against html e-mail
/\   - against proprietary attachments

Why is HTML email a security nightmare? See

Please avoid sending me MS-Office attachments.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]