Debian Changing Default Cursor Theme

A short note about changing your default cursor theme on Debian Sid. Apt-get any one or more of the cursor theme packages below.

Run the update-alternative to set/change the current cursor-theme, when prompted give the number of the theme and press enter.


$ update-alternatives  --config x-cursor-theme

There are 24 alternatives which provide `x-cursor-theme'.

  Selection    Alternative
-----------------------------------------------
          1    /etc/X11/cursors/core.theme
          2    /etc/X11/cursors/redglass.theme
          3    /etc/X11/cursors/whiteglass.theme
          4    /etc/X11/cursors/handhelds.theme
 +        5    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalblue_classic.theme
          6    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalblue_nonanim.theme
          7    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalblueleft.theme
          8    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalblueleft_classic.theme
          9    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalblueleft_nonanim.theme
         10    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgray.theme
         11    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgray_nonanim.theme
         12    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgrayleft.theme
         13    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgrayleft_nonanim.theme
         14    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgreen.theme
         15    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgreen_classic.theme
         16    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgreen_nonanim.theme
         17    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgreenleft.theme
         18    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgreenleft_classic.theme
         19    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalgreenleft_nonanim.theme
         20    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalwhite.theme
         21    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalwhite_nonanim.theme
*        22    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalwhiteleft.theme
         23    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalwhiteleft_nonanim.theme
         24    /etc/X11/cursors/crystalblue.theme

Press enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number: 23
Using '/etc/X11/cursors/crystalwhiteleft_nonanim.theme' to provide 'x-cursor-theme'.

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