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Description of problem:
After changing the cursor type, the user isn't prompted to restart X (i.e.
logout/login) for the change to take affect. This can give the user the
impression the change didn't take or the mouse properties aren't working properly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select a new mouse cursor type.
2.Close the mouse preferences.
Actual Results: No change to mouse cursor.
Expected Results: Mouse cursor type would change immediately.
Prompt the user to logout/login.
I would say the bug is that you have to restart...
We may have it fixed in next release such that you don't have to, I'm not sure.
There's a new cursor theme system.
It does say "Note: You will have to logout and log back in for this setting to
take effect." So you are prompted.
I missed it. I was expecting a pop-up window similar to the one you get when
changing the screen settings.
I would prefer not to put a big dialog like that. Ideally we'll be able to
change cursors on the fly in the future, anyway.