#94 Disappearing mouse pointer.

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Rootless (76)
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2001-10-10
2001-09-28
Anonymous
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It appears that, in rootless mode, when an XWindows app
attempts to change the mouse pointer, it disappears. I
found this to be true with various icewm themes that I
eventually had to just delete the cursors from. The same
thing happens in Gimp. I am using X 4.1 with XDarwin 1.0a2.

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  • Greg Parker
    Greg Parker
    2001-09-28

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    This is a known problem that has been improved but not fixed. Can you list some of the icewm themes with broken cursors?

    There is a workaround for Gimp posted by John McNamara - disable custom cursors and use the arrow all the time.
    Edit your gimprc file (in the .gimp.1-2 directory) and add this line:
    (cursor-updating false)

     
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    This is a duplicate of bug #443962, "pointer disappears in GIMP". Closing this bug as a duplicate.