vxNeon (alpha)

Cursors

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Description:

Never thought that cursor 'making' is such a time killing monster. These cursors work best with dark/gray themes.

I designed them on a 100dpi display. I will add another version for retina-like displays soon.

I encourage everyone to modify them. Source file is included(with most cursor states in individual layers & previous variants). Hack at will!

// I used Krita 2.7 to create them. Some familiarity with this app is advised.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.11 alpha / fixed offset problem in the beam cursor.
0.14 alpha / added new cursors, fixed others
0.16 alpha / + new cursors
0.18 alpha / just 2 cursors missing, almost done.
0.181 alpha/ testing new resize cursors. bringing it inline with the initial 'dynamic point'-idea
0.2 alpha / new move cursors + fixes zoom cursors
0.21 alpha / circles!

0.22 alpha / new minimal zoom cursors. (quick solution, I will rework them later. Source file still contains all previous variations, so that everyone can revert my changes)
0.24 alpha / off-center elements fix

ibanga

2 years ago

The cursor (vxNeon) isn't visible on white background (web browser, libreoffice , etc). I use gnome 3.22 (arc-dark theme).

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larivas

6 years ago

Como puedo hacer para tener estos cursores en otro tono que para interfaces claras se aprecie mejor. Como un como un color gris plomo o parecido?

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JenyaYQ

6 years ago

Does anyone know if it's possible to register changes in the xcursor to change the shape if a certain action is triggered?

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JenyaYQ

6 years ago

Well Jenya, this question of yours doesn't make much sense. Surely you meant something like this "Does anyone know if it's possible to animate the xcursor between cursor states when a certain action is triggered?"

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JenyaYQ

6 years ago

Yep, that's what I meant. Thanks for pointing this out.

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steveke

6 years ago

I know you said this was a 'time killing monster', so I'm a bit reluctant to suggest it, but have you considered adding an alternative with a black outline to this and your neon cursors? Something like oxygen white? The reason I ask is although these look good against darker backgrounds, they get completely lost against a white background. This website for example ;)

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JenyaYQ

6 years ago

I just though of this... could it be that your brightness settings of the display are at a high level? It might be a good idea to adjust the brightness setting of your monitor, at lower levels it shouldn't flatten the values as much and the cursor should be easily readable.

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meyerm

6 years ago

I have the same "problem" with the visibility on white backgrounds. I played around a lot with brightness as well as contrast and I am afraid it doesn't work for me. Perhaps another possibility would be to offer a second set with a much darker and more visible shadow if you don't like the outline variant? Otherweise, your cursors really look great. Thank you for making them!

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JenyaYQ

6 years ago

Otherwise, as I said before, for darker version there is a 'shortcut' and even though it's simple it is really time consuming - just inverse every png in sources and 'make -ik'.

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JenyaYQ

6 years ago

Thank you, I wish I had more time to do this. But I'll keep it in mind.

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JenyaYQ

6 years ago

I intended to do 2 versions of the same cursor, a black and white...but the white Neon cursors do have a weak shadow so for me it seems to be enough even on a completely white background.

However I see your point.

It's best if you try to do it yourself, the sources directory contains all the necessary files. A Krita 2.7 file (source.kra) has all the layers for constructing your own version. In this particular case you could simply inverse every png and then remake them (make -ik, -ik because a lot of cursors are still missing)
Anyway, thanks for your comment.

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6 years ago

0.11 alpha / fixed offset problem in the beam cursor.
0.14 alpha / added new cursors, fixed others
0.16 alpha / + new cursors
0.18 alpha / just 2 cursors missing, almost done.
0.181 alpha/ testing new resize cursors. bringing it inline with the initial 'dynamic point'-idea
0.2 alpha / new move cursors + fixes zoom cursors
0.21 alpha / circles!

0.22 alpha / new minimal zoom cursors. (quick solution, I will rework them later. Source file still contains all previous variations, so that everyone can revert my changes)
0.24 alpha / off-center elements fix

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