arewe (mouse pointers for X)

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This is a set of cursors I'm working on. It is a very preliminary version, and I only put it here because the main cursors (the usual pointer and the text pointer) are done, and these are what people are most interested in.

I'm using the excellent decurs program to do these pointers.

To install,

gunzip arewe.bdf.gz
bdftopcf arewe.bdf -o cursor.pcf
gzip cursor.pcf
cp cursor.pcf.gz ${some font dir (ex: /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc}

restart X.

Btw, KDE seems to override some of the pointers. I would appreciate if someone told me how to undo this overriding.

Enjoy.
Last changelog:

18 years ago

0.1.0 - Initial Release.

Ty

18 years ago

...to draw a grey drop-shadow on some of the cursors? I know some NVIDIA cards alpha-blend cursors, but for the rest of us would it be possible to just fake the shadow with a smudgy grey outline on the botton and right sides of the cursor?

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Richardve

18 years ago

Nope, that's only possible when the translucent window extension for XFree will be available because you'll need to be able to alphablend the dropshadow with the contents of the framebuffer.

And currently it isn't possible (AFAIK) to have (per pixel) alpha values for any window in X. :(

(please correct me if I'm wrong)

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Ty

18 years ago

Reread my original post. I know we can't do that yet. That's not what I'm talking about.

What I'm talking about is FAKING IT by drawing something that simulates a shadow onto the cursor itself, ie, it's part of the cursor image.

Take, for example, the standard white arrow cursor. It has a black border all the way around it. Now make the right and botton borders a little bit thicker and color them grey. A simulated shadow if you wull.

No blending or anything else like that, nothing whatsoever to do with XRender. If you can draw cursors in all shapes and sizes as we do already, you can do this. It won't look like the blending found with the hardware accelerated stuff. It will look like a regular cursor with a drawn-in dropshadow (ie, like handind drawing "3D" letters on a piece of paper - a part of the image itself).

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Richardve

18 years ago

..but I wasn't talking about XRender either ;)

AFAIK you can only use black and white, no colors, no grays.

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Ty

18 years ago

Well, poo poo. :o(

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18 years ago

0.1.0 - Initial Release.

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