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David Goldsbrough-2
My memory is not what it was!
I have a vague recollection that I may have posted sometime in the past about mouse pointer cursors sizes with a solution that worked for me to get a larger size.
It looks as if I am going to have to do a Ubuntu re-install and whilst I can ensure my $HOME is backed up - I am fairly certain my mouse pointer large size was changed somewhere outside of $HOME but for the life of me I can't remember where and my attempts to find it have failed.  I simply want to be able to have my same cursor size when I re-install ( I have very low vision )
The archives do not lend themselves to searching the whole lists by subject or author - I can't even recall which year it was!  Anyone help or give me a few hints. 

(BTW only my solution ever worked - all the others mentioned around the net never worked - my solution was an updated one from a previous ubuntu version - mine is 16.04 LTS)

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On 17/04/18 10:28, David Goldsbrough wrote:

> My memory is not what it was!
> I have a vague recollection that I may have posted sometime in the past
> about mouse pointer cursors sizes with a solution that worked for me to get
> a larger size.
> It looks as if I am going to have to do a Ubuntu re-install and whilst I
> can ensure my $HOME is backed up - I am fairly certain my mouse pointer
> large size was changed somewhere outside of $HOME but for the life of me I
> can't remember where and my attempts to find it have failed.  I simply want
> to be able to have my same cursor size when I re-install ( I have very low
> vision )
> The archives do not lend themselves to searching the whole lists by subject
> or author - I can't even recall which year it was!  Anyone help or give me
> a few hints.
>
> (BTW only my solution ever worked - all the others mentioned around the net
> never worked - my solution was an updated one from a previous ubuntu
> version - mine is 16.04 LTS)

At a guess, do you think this might be relevant?

<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-tweak-tool/+bug/1633896>

That suggests you used unity-tweak-tool to increase the mouse pointer
size, but does not indicate that a solution was found to the bug you
reported. However, there are documented ways to change mouse font in
Ubuntu, and there is a package called big-cursor in the repository,
which from its description includes larger pointers.

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On 17/04/18 10:28, David Goldsbrough wrote:
> My memory is not what it was!
> I have a vague recollection that I may have posted sometime in the past
> about mouse pointer cursors sizes with a solution that worked for me to get
> a larger size.
> It looks as if I am going to have to do a Ubuntu re-install and whilst I
> can ensure my $HOME is backed up - I am fairly certain my mouse pointer
> large size was changed somewhere outside of $HOME but for the life of me I
> can't remember where and my attempts to find it have failed.  I simply want
> to be able to have my same cursor size when I re-install ( I have very low
> vision )
> The archives do not lend themselves to searching the whole lists by subject
> or author - I can't even recall which year it was!  Anyone help or give me
> a few hints.
>
> (BTW only my solution ever worked - all the others mentioned around the net
> never worked - my solution was an updated one from a previous ubuntu
> version - mine is 16.04 LTS)

At a guess, do you think this might be relevant?

<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-tweak-tool/+bug/1633896>

That suggests you used unity-tweak-tool to increase the mouse pointer
size, but does not indicate that a solution was found to the bug you
reported. However, there are documented ways to change mouse font in
Ubuntu, and there is a package called big-cursor in the repository,
which from its description includes larger pointers.

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Many thanks Jim.  I had forgotten I had raised that bug.  I must have done other things also but just cannot find them!
However, I just need to test this out which matches my recollection of doing things from the command line:-
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size 72

72 is the max I can get I think - and 24 is the default

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