[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#671121: lightdm and gnome-shell: cursor's theme is set back to default

Jason Conti jason.conti at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 16:21:56 UTC 2012

I have added some additional information related to this bug at the
launchpad version:

As far as I can tell, the problem is that if anyone sets the cursor on
the root window, all of the applications
will inherit the root window's cursor for the default left pointer
unless the application explicitly sets one (as
I believe Firefox does, which is why hovering over that window after
changing the cursor theme/size will
show the new theme correctly).

lightdm-gtk-greeter (and unity-greeter as well) both set the cursor on
the root window, which is why I think
lightdm is triggering the bug. If lightdm-gtk-greeter is patched to
set the cursor on individual widget windows
instead of the root window, cursor theme changes work as expected.
(Not suggesting this as a fix, this may
be an xorg or gtk bug)

Jason Conti

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