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FS#26362 - [gnome-themes-standard] GNOME should set the default icon theme

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Marti (intgr) - Sunday, 09 October 2011, 20:31 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 19:21 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 6
Private No


As discussed on the forum, a typical GNOME 3 install on Arch Linux doesn't use proper GNOME 3 cursors, but instead the default cursors that come with

According to the posters, Fedora ships a /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme file containing:
[Icon Theme]

It would be nice to have GNOME 3 cursors working properly by default on Arch Linux.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 19:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Mutter has been ported to gsettings, works ok now.
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 10 October 2011, 07:08 GMT

please refer to that report. i don't want to use hacks and instead i want to see a proper fix since the cursor has the right theme in firefox and thunderbird.
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 24 October 2011, 12:53 GMT
this is a bug in metacity/mutter which still reads the cursor theme from gconf and is not set.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Friday, 24 August 2012, 05:40 GMT
Isnt this fixed? The cursor i have here is pretty modern, not the spartan X default.