Description:

The original Comix Cursors.

X11 mouse theme with a comics feeling.
The package comes with 12 different mouse themes for X11.
6 colors (black, blue, green, orange, red and white)
2 different weights (slim and normal)

From version 0.8 on the cursors are 'multisize', meaning that you don't need to install one theme for each size, but only one theme, and chose the size in the cursor theme selection dialog.

The full installation also includes left-handed themes, you can choose whatever you prefer from the downloads below.


The cursors are named according to the freedesktop.org cursor naming convention, compatibility and hash cursor names are linked. In addition to the original cursor pack left-handed and opaque versions are still available here.

Please read the README and INSTALL files provided in the source package for installation and packaging instructions, as well as some hints on various issues.

"Vast" versions for visually impaired can be downloaded here: http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors.html . There are links for windows ports by firstfooter, teft and Jus on that page as well.

If you don't like the "hair" line for the text-, vertical-text- and crosshair-cursors, you can download the "NOHAIR"-sources below and replace the source files "text.svg", "vertical-text.svg" and "crosshair.svg" sources in the svg/LeftHanded and svg/RightHanded source-directories and build your cursors. These cursors might look better to you e.g. on dark backgrounds.


GNOME USERS:
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Ben has investigated how to configure the cursor size:

* Gnome supports multiple cursor sizes in one cursor theme, but only
distinct sizes: 16, 24, 32, and 48 pixels.

There is no known Gnome 3 application for setting the size of the mouse
cursor. You need to set the desired size in pixels as the value of the
DConf setting ‘org.gnome.desktop.interface.cursor-size’. You can use
‘dconf-editor’ (from the ‘dconf-tools’ package) or ‘gsettings’ to change
DConf settings.

ComixCursors come in sizes 32, 40, 48 and 64.

MAINTAINERS:
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Please checkout the latest sources from the new official repository on gitlab.com: https://gitlab.com/limitland/comixcursors. Please read http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors


Have fun.
Last changelog:

3 years ago

2016-06-10: version 0.9.0

- Move the original repository to gitlab.com
- Increase the shadows transparency.

2013-10-23: version 0.8.2

- Correct build of entire cursor set from source.
- Explain how to set cursor size in Gnome 3.
- Correct transparency level for Opaque cursors.
- Set hairline colour consistently.

2013-10-12: version 0.8.1
- Set orientation RightHanded if not specified.
- Build theme variants.
- Fix the multisize build process from sources.

2013-09-21: version 0.8
- Use multisize cursors.

2012-08-13: version 0.7.4
- Switch from deprecated "˜rsvg(1)' to "˜rsvg-convert(1)'.

2011-09-13: version 0.7.3
- Ben: Updated documentation for building custom themes.
- Ben: Expand shell wildcards in rule dependencies.

2011-02-26: version 0.7.2
- All Qt4 links (Ben).

2010-10-16: version 0.7.1
- Additional Qt4 cursor links (thx aqeeliz).

2010-06-03: version 0.7
- Licence changed to GPLv3.
- Uninstallation of current/custom/all cursors from sources.
- Render images using "˜rsvg' (faster than Inkscape).
- Generate animation frames from starting image using SVG transform attributes (not "˜patch').
- Easier to customise install location.
- Maintainability improvements of build system and programs.
- Include "Opaque" and "Left Handed" alternatives in primary source package.

PoLoMoTo

1 year ago

Well I try to install the RPM in Fedora 24 I get an error that it can't find XFree86 am I doing something wrong?

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jlue

1 year ago

Hi PoLoMoTo,
well the XFree86 dependency is kind of outdated, but it used be be obsoleted by the xorg/X11 package. The dependency-inheritance might have been thrown overboard by Fedora 24. Opensuse has done it as well, but they have a compatibility-package "xorg-x11-essentials" maybe something similar is available on fedora, too? Or try to install using --force or --nodeps?

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Romanos

1 year ago

I loved this icon theme but it seems not working when i move the cursor into the chromium...
It works fine everywhere but when i go into chromium it changes into the default and when i go back in the desktop environment it changes again to ComixCursor... Any help please?

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jlue

1 year ago

What Desktop are you using and which version? Gnome, right? Did you try to log out and in again?

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zorggy

2 years ago

Bonjour,

My mouse theme is for year this one and I love it. However I've just changed the Konsole background to a dark color (Dark Pastels) and then the text cursor becomes almost invisible. Is there a way to change this situation? Or would it be possible to get a text cursor thicker?

Anyway, this is a great job! Thank you for your work.

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jlue

2 years ago

Merci beaucoup and sorry for the late reply.

Yes, that is an issue with the cursor design. However we have decided to stick to the original design and keep variations out of the official packages. But there are two good options for you, but they both require a custom cursor build:

a) The text- and crosshair cursors make use of a hairline with a special HAIRCOLOR. You could configure this to a color that matches your color theme.

b) Replace the text- and crosshair cursors with different ones, e.g. the files in the ComixCursors-NOHAIR-sources.tar.bz2, see the downloads above. These cursors don't use a hair-line but a solid text- and crosshair cursors.

As mentioned you need to download the cursor sources above and build your own theme, see the fiels README and INSTALL within the source package.

I did option b) with the 0.8.1 version, you can download them here: http://limitland.de/comixcursors (german). Click on "Downloads" and choose one of the NOHAIR files. Let me know if you run into troubles.

Have fun.

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shantiq

2 years ago

THANX NO WORRIES JLUE thought i would ask anyway
not a Mac guy myself so no experience there
looks like customization is not their thing reading around ,,, maybe there is a way ... but hey :)

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shantiq

2 years ago

friend of mine saw these on my Ubuntu and wants them on a Mac :]

is that feasible? any idea how to do that ? thanx shan

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jlue

2 years ago

Sorry dude, as far as I know there is no way to get custom xcursors running under Mac OS X. But maybe there is by now, I am not into it.

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RGBkde

3 years ago

Hi!

The rpm cannot be installed on openSUSE 13.1, rpm -Uvh complains with a "XFree86 is needed for ComixCursors-0.8.2-1.noarch": openSUSE uses xorg since ages.

The tar.bz2 package installs without a problem from KDE's control center, but cursors are available only for one user.

Regards

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jlue

3 years ago

Hi,

the xorg package obsoletes the XFree86 package since the beginnig, so it's correct to depend on that rather than the xorg package. Please install the package xorg-X11 on opensuse 13.1.

Thanks
Jens

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RGBkde

3 years ago

Thanks!

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nuncijs

3 years ago

Great theme! I use it on my home pc and work pc too...

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MaximusTD

3 years ago

I really like the look of this cursor pack but can't get it to work. I've extracted the files and tried to select them but there are no .cur files let alone any small icons that look anything like cursors. =(

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jlue

3 years ago

Hey MaximusHD,
these are Linux cursors. If you are looking for windows cursors, you can find ports on devaintart.com by firstfooter (http://firstfooter.deviantart.com/), teft (http://teft.deviantart.com/) and probably some others.

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MaximusTD

3 years ago

omg, rofl it's been a while since the last person posted, wasn't sure if this forum was dead or not thanks for your help dude! keep up the good work! =)

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MaximusTD

3 years ago

ok, I dont know wtf im doing lol, cant get windows one working either. (I do have windows!)

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ec4me

3 years ago

Hi,

I've skimmed through the comments but I couldn't find a similar post.

On certain menu's, the desktop, titlebars and some other places, the cursor reverts to the default arrow.

Is this a known issue? Any ideas how I can solve this?

Thanks!

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jlue

3 years ago

Hi there,

no, that's not a known issue to me, so thanks for reporting.
xorg/X11 cursors get used by the desktop environments (xfce, right?) by accessing their NAMEs or some hashes, which I don't know too much about. There have been some approaches to unify these cursor names, but I thinks there might be a difference between the cursors are named in the comixcursors package, and the names that are expected by xfce. There is an environment variable XCURSOR_DISCOVER, wich you can use to debug these cursor names, or you could try to file a bug/whishlist to your desktop developers. I'm afraid I can't help you any further, I'm not into xfce. Drop us a line though, If there are more cursor links or something we can implement to get to a seemless integration in xfce.

Thanks!
Jens

PS: You tried to log out and in again, right?

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ec4me

3 years ago

Thanks for your prompt reply.

I did logout/in, I even rebooted.

I'm on Debian Wheezy 64-bit. The default theme seems to have an empty folder. I read something about COmpiz to interfere, a possible solution was to edit the theme file but that's not there. I disabled Compiz but that doesn't help.

I noticed your theme is somewhat similar to Comix which can be installed from the default repositories. Unfortunately it suffers from the same problem :(.

Ah well. Thanks anaways!

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ec4me

3 years ago

I fixed it by copying the theme files to /usr/share/icons/default. Its now the system default but that's fine.

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shantiq

3 years ago

cool found them http://linux.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=24060&t=0&i=1

also

wget -O /tmp/ComixCursors-0.7.3.tar.bz2 http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors/ComixCursors-0.7.3.tar.bz2
wget -O /tmp/ComixCursors-Opaque-0.7.3.tar.bz2 http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors/ComixCursors-Opaque-0.7.3.tar.bz2

fan of the large opaque [bad eyesight]

then on Ubuntu [if any of you] does not seem there is a way to get the big sizes with current version +0.8

Quote:sudo cp -r * /usr/share/icons
Quote:sudo cp -r * /usr/share/themes

not sure if second line is required did it just in case


got 0.7.3 and 0.8.2 now

Again jlue Vielen Dank ! Now got them on Ubuntu 13.10 with Lxde DE

Looking good


ps please remove duplicate previous link was not done right

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shantiq

3 years ago

cool found them [url] http://linux.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=24060&t=0&i=1 [/url]

also

wget -O /tmp/ComixCursors-0.7.3.tar.bz2 http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors/ComixCursors-0.7.3.tar.bz2
wget -O /tmp/ComixCursors-Opaque-0.7.3.tar.bz2 http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors/ComixCursors-Opaque-0.7.3.tar.bz2

fan of the large opaque [bad eyesight]

then on Ubuntu [if any of you] does not seem there is a way to get the big sizes with current version +0.8

sudo cp -r * /usr/share/icons
sudo cp -r * /usr/share/themes


got 0.7.3 and 0.8.2 now

Again jlue Vielen Dank ! Now got them on Ubuntu 13.10 with Lxde DE

Looking good

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shantiq

3 years ago

ha ok thanx for reply

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shantiq

3 years ago

Jlue been a fan for 2 or 3 years and not using any other ... thank you for great design

Pretty Please bring back the large ones ... they are so good ... even with good eyesight


Anyway to 13.10

1. download then move folders to
Quote:sudo cp -r * /usr/share/icons/

2. then open unity-tweak-tool [install first if not present]

3. click on cursors and icons and pick your choice
that is it.

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3 years ago

2016-06-10: version 0.9.0

- Move the original repository to gitlab.com
- Increase the shadows transparency.

2013-10-23: version 0.8.2

- Correct build of entire cursor set from source.
- Explain how to set cursor size in Gnome 3.
- Correct transparency level for Opaque cursors.
- Set hairline colour consistently.

2013-10-12: version 0.8.1
- Set orientation RightHanded if not specified.
- Build theme variants.
- Fix the multisize build process from sources.

2013-09-21: version 0.8
- Use multisize cursors.

2012-08-13: version 0.7.4
- Switch from deprecated "˜rsvg(1)' to "˜rsvg-convert(1)'.

2011-09-13: version 0.7.3
- Ben: Updated documentation for building custom themes.
- Ben: Expand shell wildcards in rule dependencies.

2011-02-26: version 0.7.2
- All Qt4 links (Ben).

2010-10-16: version 0.7.1
- Additional Qt4 cursor links (thx aqeeliz).

2010-06-03: version 0.7
- Licence changed to GPLv3.
- Uninstallation of current/custom/all cursors from sources.
- Render images using "˜rsvg' (faster than Inkscape).
- Generate animation frames from starting image using SVG transform attributes (not "˜patch').
- Easier to customise install location.
- Maintainability improvements of build system and programs.
- Include "Opaque" and "Left Handed" alternatives in primary source package.

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