I would like to share a little something I worked on the other day, just for fun.
I wanted to “doctor” the default “hand” Cursor in Ubuntu so I Googled it and found a great plugin for GIMP (a FREE Linux equivalent of Photoshop). So I downloaded this X11 Mouse Cursor (XMC) plug-in and installed it. This made it easy because I could just open up any X11 Cursor file right in GIMP and edit it like any other multi-layer image file.
So I chose to start by opening the “hand2″ cursor file from the whiteglass theme (on my system this file was found in `/usr/share/icons/whiteglass/cursors/`).
Then I quickly made a few small changes to each of the 5 layers and saved it in my Downloads folder as “handeli.xmc“.
Next I had to replace the the default X11 Cursor file with my newly modified version. To do this I ran the following commands (if you run Linux on your computer you can download my modified Cursor file and run these commands to install it):
Just in case you are too lazy to change your operating system and install this Cursor, here is a small GIF of what it looks like.
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