Ugly little hand (and annoying progress animation...)

Steven P. Ulrick lists-fedora at
Wed Jun 2 13:52:10 UTC 2010

> On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 19:55:19 -0700
> > From: Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at>
> > To: Fedora List <fedora-list at>
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> > Subject: Ugly little hand
> >
> > The cursor that displays over desktop icons and links in Firefox, among
> > other places -- a little black hand pointing up -- is really ugly.  (At
> > least I think so.)  How can it be changed?
> >         Appearance Preferences->Theme->Customize Theme
> > allows changing the default cursor but not others.
> >
> > Same question for the whirling circle that displays when the system is
> > busy.
> Well, you can switch back to Bluecurve (as I did).
> Just edit:
> 	/usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
> and replace
> 	Inherits=dmz-aa
> with
> 	Inherits=Bluecurve
> Be sure you have bluecurve-cursor-theme installed (yum install
> bluecurve-cursor-theme).
> Restart X. That's all.

I would love to get rid of it completely.  I changed my mouse pointer theme to 
Oxygen Black in KDE's System Settings.  That worked fine except in Firefox and 
Google Chrome.  There I still have the ugly hand.  I even changed 
"/usr/share/icons/default/index.theme" to read as follows:
[Icon Theme]

After logging out and logging back in, I still have that ugly hand.

What I would also love to get rid of is the little animation that takes place by 
the cursor when it is waiting for something to complete.  I looked through the 
mouse pointer themes in System Settings for one that did not have that 
animation, or just some way to shut it off, all to no avail...  Yes, I have 
Launch Feedback set to "No Busy Cursor."

Anyway, any wisdom you can give me is greatly appreciated. 

Steven P. Ulrick

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