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.

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