Bug 1039316 - cannot control cursor size anymore
Summary: cannot control cursor size anymore
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-themes
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wolfgang Ulbrich
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-12-07 23:30 UTC by jonathan baron
Modified: 2013-12-19 20:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-12-19 07:19:56 UTC

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Description jonathan baron 2013-12-07 23:30:07 UTC
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)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. set cursor size in dconf-editor
2. try to set cursor size in mate-appearance-properties

Actual results:

dconf-editor setting has no effect

setting in mate-appearance-properties is grayed out

Expected results:

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.

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 jonathan baron 2013-12-08 00:06:21 UTC
I finally got it to work. I don't know if all this is necessary, but here is what I did.

Open mate-control-center.

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).

Select Pointer.

Choose dmz-aa.

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.


Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-12-08 18:44:04 UTC
mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-12-08 18:44:17 UTC
mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 4 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-12-08 18:47:21 UTC
Note, this update fix the greyout cursor theme slider with mate cursor theme.
You should also read this report and workaround.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-12-10 06:07:41 UTC
Package mate-themes-1.6.3-0.2.git52ee204.fc19:
* 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).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-12-19 07:19:56 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-12-19 07:20:03 UTC
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.

Comment 8 jonathan baron 2013-12-19 20:36:53 UTC
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.

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