Linux cursors

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Edit and create Linux cursors

The Linux XCursor codec allows RealWorld Cursor Editor 2013.1 and later to open and save Linux cursors.

Unlike other file types supported by the software, Linux cursors files have no default extension. This may cause some problems. For example, it is impossible to associate Linux cursors with any application and they cannot be open by double-clicking them in Windows. They must be opened manually.

Installing Linux XCursor codec

Go to the Online page withing the application, find a Line with plugin/res/RWCodecCursorLinux.png image Linux XCursor codec and click the Install link on that line.

How to convert between Windows and Linux cursors

Converting between Linux and Windows cursors is usually very easy. Basically, after opening the a cursor, go to the File menu and select Save as... command. In the appearing window, select the appropriate item in the File of type box.

Because Windows and Linux expect differently sized images, it may be necessary to adjust size(s) of image(s) before saving the cursors. The Change size command in the Cursor menu should be used for that.

When converting from Linux cursor to a Windows cursor, make sure, there is a 32x32 image in your cursors. When creating multi-resolution cursors for Windows 7 or 8, a 48x48 image should be present too. Also, when saving as Windows cursor, you must manually decide whether to save as a .cur or .ani file. Animated cursors must be saved as .ani files, static cursors should be saved as .cur files.

Recent comments

user icon Anonymous on September 3rd 2015

yaaay~~ This is what I have been searching for, for a long time :3

user icon Nibbler registered user on March 11th 2016

I downloaded a Breeze Cursor theme as a Linux theme, but the cursors are damaged on the bottom-right corner.

user icon AJaxx registered user on April 16th 2016

@Vlasta: Is it possible to have/use this plug-in in RWPaint? That would be greatly appreciated.

user icon AJaxx registered user on June 1st 2016

What I need to be able to do is change the size of the canvas to fit the converted image. Can't do that in RWCursor Editor. It would be great if this plugin was available in RWPaint. Just throwing it out there. A little poke.

user icon Vlasta site administrator on June 1st 2016

In order to work, the plug-in needs the application to be able to work with cursors, so it is not easy to add it to RWPaint. Why can't you resize the canvas in the cursor editor? Is something missing?

user icon Nibbler registered user on November 16th 2016

@Vlasta
How do I size down the cursors and make it a nice cursor? When I sized it down on a breeze cursor set from Linux, the images are cropped to the upper-left corner and the bottom-right of the image is gone. Can you help me?

user icon Anonymous
Vista & Win 7 icons
What about ICL files?