Description of problem:
Cannot control cursor size.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.6.2-0.12 (but I'm not sure the problem is here)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set cursor size in dconf-editor
2. try to set cursor size in mate-appearance-properties
dconf-editor setting has no effect
setting in mate-appearance-properties is grayed out
I had managed somehow to get a cursor that I could see without a microscope (on a reasonably high-resolution monitor, but not the highest). This setting disappeared and I could not get it back. I'll keep trying.
Why do all these desktops have to depart from the old unix style of text-based configurations? Now it seems that there are several ways of controlling anything, and, at any given time, 0 to 25% of them work.
I finally got it to work. I don't know if all this is necessary, but here is what I did.
Click on Appearance. (This is the same as mate-appearance-properties, but I tried that and it didn't work.)
Click on Customize (without doing anything else).
Open dconf-editor. Go to org/mate/desktop/peripherals/mouse
Enter the desired size (48 on one machine for me, 42 on another)
Close dconf-editor and close all the other stuff.
Probably in the course of doing this, I said something, which turned out to be the magic words to get it to work, but I forgot what they were.
WHY IS THIS SO HARD?
mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Note, this update fix the greyout cursor theme slider with mate cursor theme.
You should also read this report and workaround.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This is now fixed. The cursor can be controlled through Customize, as describe above. This never worked reliably in Gnome either. So it is good.