Change mouse cursors in Ubuntu. Left Handed cursor theme

I’m left-handed and I use to have the mouse at the left-side of my desktop. Unfortunally mouse pointers are for right-handed people and always point to the left. This is a little bit confusing (Yes you can think I’m a strange person🙂 ) and I googled a little to find a cursor theme for left-handed people.

First you have to install a cursor theme that supports left-handed people. Ubuntu and Debian standard repos have the very nice comix cursors theme. Ubuntu does not install a very usefull (for me) utility gcursor. It give you a nice GUI to select the cursor theme for your user. With Ubuntu simply install the cursor theme and gcursor and thas follows:

sudo apt-get install comixcursors gcursor

Now simply go in System->Preferences->Cursor Selection and choose the cursor theme you prefer.

7 risposte a “Change mouse cursors in Ubuntu. Left Handed cursor theme

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  2. Thanks for helping all the lefties!

  3. I added it, and apt-get said “After this operation, 124MB of additional disk space will be used”.

    124MB for a left handed mouse cursor?? Seems rather a lot!

  4. I didn’t find any left themes …. just the usual left pointed pointer …

  5. Pingback: Change mouse cursors in Ubuntu. Left Handed cursor theme « Hary Mulyadi

  6. I installed them on Ubuntu 11.04, but the Xcursor does not do anything. Nor are there any right-pointing cursor themes. Where did you find the left-handed theme?

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