In this tutorial we will see how to change your mouse pointer size under a system running Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) and Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). We will also see how to change the mouse cursor theme. This tutorial will be useful for users having a larger cursor than usual.
Open the terminal and install "dconf-editor" with this command:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Start it now with this command:
Head to org >> gnome >> desktop >> interface, then in the left pane of the window, locate "cursor-size" which has a default value of 24.
Set your own cursor size. Changes will be instantaneous, no need to reboot. You can also change cursor size from terminal with this command:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size 50
To restore default cursor size, run this command:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size 24
To change cursor theme, you need to run firstly this command:
sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme
A list of themes will be proposed, select a number and press Enter:
Then reboot your system so that changes can take effect.