Aero Mouse Cursors with Drop Shadow

Cursors aero vista windows

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Infinality/mouse-cursors

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Note that these cursor themes use symlinks for some cursors in order to reduce the size of the theme, and because hey, why duplicate data? If you have a problem where only 1 or 2 cursors show up in the theme, then somehow, the extraction didn't work properly. I would suggest doing something like:

cd /home/yourname/.icons/
tar zxvf /path/to/theme.tar.gz

That will preserve the symlinks properly.
Last changelog:

Fix github links 10 days ago

- Fixed github links to link to the "raw" file instead of the github page for the file.
- Uploaded a RPM file for installation on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS systems.

rondonjin

11 years ago

Sorry, should have mentioned that I overcame this by simply renaming bottom_left_corner to bottom_right_corner (and right to left) and the same for top_left and top_right :)

Wayne

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rondonjin

11 years ago

I wish I had my head together today! I put it down to lack of beer :) Better do a beer-run before I explode!

Anyway, another thing I wanted to mention is the spinning 'wait' (clock?) icon(s) spin anti-clockwise. That really doesn't need changing because a real left-handed clock (many people have never seen one) does in fact turn anti-clockwise, much easier to read for us lefties :)

Wayne

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Moony

11 years ago

Your wish has been granted!

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iamFIREcracker

11 years ago

it's a very good theme.
maybe my question is going to be an ot, but could you tell me how to create a mouse theme? the files inside the mouse theme seems not recognisable by any image viewer.. si i don't know how to start
thanks in advance
and marry Xmas
M@

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Moony

11 years ago

Creating a mouse theme... Well, you can try this:

man xcursorgen

...although that will give you very limited information (that's the way Linux man pages work it seems ;). You manually create png images (there is no free lunch) and give xcursorgen a config file that describes what to do with that/those png images. If you give it one line, it makes a static cursor, if you give it many lines, it makes an animated cursor. You then do this for each cursor you want (pointer, crosshair, ibeam, etc.). It's basically *begging* for a script to do all that dirty work because doing it manually is a PITA.

There are programs/scripts like gursormaker which help in this, and other programs like sd2xc.pl which convert CursorXP themes into X11 themes. I am currently modifying sd2xc.pl to do much better conversion of CursorXP themes than it previously did, with extra options as well. I'm also working on a script to convert Windows mouse cursors into CursorXP themes (which you can then convert to X11 themes).

I dunno about Gnome, but in KDE, you can use Konqueror file manager to view the individual mouse cursor files as thumbnails. I'm not sure, but they may or may not be in png format in actuality, after they've been processed by xcursorgen. Also, I've found very few clear instructions about X11 mouse cursors in general- using them, creating them, etc. Maybe I'll have to write something up from all my trials.

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LinMax

11 years ago

Drink some poison!!!!!! Fuck your self because its look like vista!

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Moony

11 years ago

Just because I don't like Microsoft doesn't mean that I don't like the look of their mouse cursors. Have a Merry Christmas!

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corrosivemisery

11 years ago

To get these working in gnome I created theme file (index.theme) in the aero\ or aero-drop\ dir with the following content:

[Cursor Theme]
Name=aero (or aero-drop)

All my other mouse icon themes have an index.theme with content similar, perhaps we could get another X11 mouse theme author to comment.

Worked with Fedora 8, Fedora 7 is still a no go.

Nice work btw. :)

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Moony

11 years ago

The lack of a proper theme file is due to the script (not mine) that I use to convert Cursor XP themes to X themes. It's under a BSD license, so I am modifying it to work properly(er) and will release my modified version under a GNU license, which I believe is possible.

Sorry about the quirkiness with Gnome... I only use KDE, and posted the files to kde-look.org, which I've since gathered is part of some conglomerate of other sites. I would like to make sure these work in Gnome, so I'll keep up on that, but not for at least a few days here.

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ThrowRocksAtMe1

11 years ago

I've tried it a twice now. They don't seem to show up in GNOME... and the index.theme contains no information, though I edited it and they still won't show up.

Only for KDE?

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Moony

11 years ago

With my limited experience in Gnome, and after poking around, I can't say for sure what would cause that problem. I was able to successfully change to use any of these cursors in gnome by using gcursor. I believe the theme needs to be unpacked into a subdirectory of ~/.icons/ first and then run gcursor. Perhaps someone else in the know can fill us in?

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Frobozz

11 years ago

Under Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10, I used sudo to put the icons under /usr/share/icons and then simply started using them.

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Kaphius

11 years ago

Could you please write the sudo command you used? I'm still pretty new to gnome. Thanks!

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Moony

11 years ago

Hrmmm... honestly, I only tested them in KDE. I'll have to look into it.

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ThrowRocksAtMe1

11 years ago

How'd you get Segoe UI to render so nicely??

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Moony

11 years ago

Hours and hours of screwing around. Really. More specifically:

1) David Turner patched libraries similar to these: http://www.bevenhall.se/jim/fedora-cleartype/ (but mine were manually patched from these sources: http://jaganath.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/cleartype-lcd-patch-on-mandriva-linux-2007/ )

2) Subpixel hinting / antialiasing on.

3) Modification to ~/.fonts.conf to render Segoe UI using "slight" hinting, and to reduce the width to 95% of normal (needed for 9pt, IMHO):

<match target="font" >
<test qual="any" name="family" compare="eq" >
<string>Segoe UI</string>
</test>
<edit name="hintstyle" mode="assign" >
<const>hintslight</const>
</edit>
<edit name="aspect" mode="assign" >
<double>0.95</double>
</edit>
</match>

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rocketpcguy

11 years ago

thanks for the font info!!!

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Moony

11 years ago

Hours and hours of screwing around. Really. More specifically:

1) David Turner patched libraries similar to these: http://www.bevenhall.se/jim/fedora-cleartype/ (but mine were manually patched from these sources: http://jaganath.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/cleartype-lcd-patch-on-mandriva-linux-2007/ )

2) Subpixel hinting / antialiasing on.

3) Modification to ~/.fonts.conf to render Segoe UI using "slight" hinting, and to reduce the width to 95% of normal (needed for 9pt, IMHO):

<match target="font" >
<test qual="any" name="family" compare="eq" >
<string>Segoe UI</string>
</test>
<edit name="hintstyle" mode="assign" >
<const>hintslight</const>
</edit>
<edit name="aspect" mode="assign" >
<double>0.95</double>
</edit>
</match>

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Erich-H5

11 years ago

Truely wonderful. I have the mouse cursor theme installed right now. Very nice!

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Fix github links 10 days ago

- Fixed github links to link to the "raw" file instead of the github page for the file.
- Uploaded a RPM file for installation on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS systems.

Reuploaded to github 10 days ago

Re-uploaded all files to github.

11 years ago

1-12-08 - Fixed some problems with the left-handed corner drag cursors, and made the wait cursor go clockwise instead of counter.

1-11-08 - Cursor sizes dramatically reduced by using symlinks for duplicates. Added left handed versions of all cursors!

12-24-07 - All themes have been updated to include a proper index.theme file. Hopefully this will resolve the problems some were having with Gnome. Let me know if you still have issues.

10-18-07 - The text selection and precision cursors are now correct in the Aero themes, with one exception: I added a 50% translucent 1px white border around those two, as I found I couldn't see the cursors against a black background.
* There were tons of extra files in the old tar.gz that I removed to make a leaner download.
* Also, of course, large cursors have been added!


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