Description:

Ardoise is a simple, dark and flat theme. All cursors have the same shape, only the symbol changes.

Available resolutions are 24, 32, 48 and 72 px.

Update: fixed the 100-no-shadow archive which was previously empty.
Last changelog:

1 year ago

20/09/15
Reworked shadows for cleaner edges

17/02/15
moved to GitHub
all previous variants are now also available with shadows
the dark border at the bottom of the cursor was removed

18/01/15
added a more translucent variant, similar to previous versions. Thanks to janet.

31/10/14
fixed a visual regression in Wait cursor (the axis of rotation was slightly off-center and the symbol was poorly positioned).

27/10/14
improved uniformity (some symbols had a different opacity)
added Ardoise_opaque theme
added a script to regenerate files from source

06/09/14
slight alignment fix on up_arrow and col_resize

01/08/14
added link to source files and reduced file size

30/07/14
additional fixes, thanks again to dabbill

27/07/14
fixed some legacy symlinks that were mixed up, thanks to dabbill.

25/07/14
added ClosedHand cursor and markitos66 added legacy symlinks. The theme should now work properly on Gnome and other DEs.

18/07/14
all cursors have been completely redrawn, keeping the original appearance but with a slight alteration to make them look better on bright backgrounds. The Wait cursor is now clockwise.

Hochopepa

1 year ago

This is the best cursor I have ever used. Very elegant, yet simple.

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obnosim

1 year ago

Thanks!

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StaceyJulAlexandria

1 year ago

Love this cursor with a passion. It goes wonderfully with my custom Linux Mint Cinnamon theme. Well done. :)

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obnosim

1 year ago

Glad you like it! :)

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janet

2 years ago

I love this theme but the x-cursor does not look very Ardoise-like, maybe you could replace it?

And can you please add a pirate cursor? Something like this maybe (that's the Breeze pirate on Ardoise cursor): http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/pirate72ews8yncfkx.png

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obnosim

2 years ago

I didn't customize those two because I honestly don't know what they are there for and I have never encountered them (I kept the default x_cursor one but the pirate one is missing, I'll fix that).
I could create Ardoise versions if it's a problem (see my answer to your previous comment).

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janet

2 years ago

The pirate is for xkill!

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obnosim

2 years ago

Okay, the two new icons are ready. I'm waiting for you to tell me what opacity you'd like and I'll publish the update.

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janet

2 years ago

I just updated to Ardoise (translucent) from former Ardoise and I am somewhat disappointed to see that the so called translucent Ardoise theme is less translucent than the former Ardoise theme and nearly black instead of the elegant anthracite. Can you please please please add a third version with the old translucency and color?

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obnosim

2 years ago

I have been using the translucent variant continuously since the beginning and I have not noticed that change.

But I can make a more translucent one, no problem. Take a look at translucent.svg in the sources and tell me what % you would like. It's applied to the groups that contain the edge and the background, and it's currently set to 87.5%.

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janet

2 years ago

It's difficult to tell which %. Maybe it wasn't a change in the group-% but inside the group? I guess you don't have and older svg? You have done something to the translucency for some of the pointers in the file, in the old version some pointers were dark (like the translucent theme now) and some, especially the left_ptr, were lighter. You adjusted something for consistency... I'd have preferred if you would have made the darker ones lighter and not the lighter ones darker... Maybe you remember what you did? It really would be great. Thanks for your efforts.

Here are the two left_ptr files, I prefer the translucency of the "org" one. If you don't trust your eyes use cmp ;) - they really differ. http://kerridis.de/temp/ardoise-old-new.tar.gz

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janet

2 years ago

Call me petty, but the text under the cursor is better recognizable with the old version:

http://kerridis.de/temp/ardoise-old-new.png

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obnosim

2 years ago

There you go! I added a new theme similar to the older one (Translucent 2).

I think you were right about the change coming from the way the elements were layered. The 87.5% multiplier was incorrectly applied twice on some cursors and at some point I fixed it.

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janet

2 years ago

Thanks a lot!! :)

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tcl

2 years ago

First, thanks for this great xcursor theme and this update.

So, you're keeping on updating this theme? Glad to see that. And why don't you put your little thing on something like gist or github or something similar? It will be easy to to update and provide reliable download links and homepage. (Nah, dropbox archive with no version string is terrible.)

I can help you set up such a thing if you so desire. I took a look on the src tarball and that bash script is terrible as well. I can write a proper makefile if ever you had some place to get contributions... You do not need to use inkscape for conversion. You can start using convert (inkscape depends on it and does probably send your cmdline to it) and it's really a powerfull cmdline utility. There maybe some light weight utility out there to convert image rather than ImageMagick but it's another story.

Let me know if you need help to set up a proper project repository.

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ragm83

3 years ago

nice your work...

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markitos66

3 years ago

Right now I downloaded your mouse theme, and I have seen that all legacy symlinks are missing. Also the cursor.theme file is needed. The index.theme apparently is not totally right. You have to fix the issue, because it not working well.
If you want help, with a pleasure I can help you. Only send me a private message, and a link to the icons source, either png or svg format.

Thanks,
MarkoF

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dabbill

3 years ago

It seems that some symbolic links are not included. I am running Fedora 20 Gnome3. There are some points that revert back to Adwaita theme.

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obnosim

3 years ago

Thanks for the feedback. It should be fixed now.

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dabbill

3 years ago

Thanks for the quick fix. Much better then my hack job. It was causing gnome shell to crash when trying to drag windows to new virtual desktops due to not having the correct cursor file available.

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dabbill

3 years ago

I did just notice one thing, not sure if its something that can be fixed, and not a problem if to much work. When I re-size the panels in Hex Chat the cursor changes to the double arrow and not the double arrow with the line in the middle.

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gazgeza

3 years ago

I dont know, how it work on gnome, but on kde, truly not.
We got the massage:
/ardoise2.tar.gz does not appear to be a valid cursor theme archive/
You need the following directory sructure:
->theme name /folder/
-->cursors /folder/
-->index.theme
optional /-->cursor.theme/

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obnosim

3 years ago

Whoops! It should be fixed now. Thanks for taking the time to let me know :)

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1 year ago

20/09/15
Reworked shadows for cleaner edges

17/02/15
moved to GitHub
all previous variants are now also available with shadows
the dark border at the bottom of the cursor was removed

18/01/15
added a more translucent variant, similar to previous versions. Thanks to janet.

31/10/14
fixed a visual regression in Wait cursor (the axis of rotation was slightly off-center and the symbol was poorly positioned).

27/10/14
improved uniformity (some symbols had a different opacity)
added Ardoise_opaque theme
added a script to regenerate files from source

06/09/14
slight alignment fix on up_arrow and col_resize

01/08/14
added link to source files and reduced file size

30/07/14
additional fixes, thanks again to dabbill

27/07/14
fixed some legacy symlinks that were mixed up, thanks to dabbill.

25/07/14
added ClosedHand cursor and markitos66 added legacy symlinks. The theme should now work properly on Gnome and other DEs.

18/07/14
all cursors have been completely redrawn, keeping the original appearance but with a slight alteration to make them look better on bright backgrounds. The Wait cursor is now clockwise.

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