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Re: X11 cursor size

From: Alexander Asteroth
Subject: Re: X11 cursor size
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 10:18:08 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.6.11; emacs 28.1

Dear Gary,

I tried this already an the effect is, that the default pointer (in X11
outside of any window) changes from a cross to a left_ptr but the size does
not change. If I understand correctly, I need to have type1 fonts for
that which I included in my config by adding `font-xfree86-type1` to my
systems package list (but the corresponding path doesn't show up in the

Also I'm wondering how to set the cursor size because by just executing
`xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr` I set the cursor shape/type but how do
I specify the size? Recepies from the net suggest to do this via a
`fonts.alias` but that doesn't seem to have an effect either.



On Fri, Jul 15 2022, 18:13:06, Gary Johnson <> wrote:

> 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!
>   Gary

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