I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity to OpenSuse 13.2 with GNOME 3.14 desktop.
The problem is when I change the cursor theme, GTK and Java SWT apps accepts the new theme while Java Swing and QT still on the old theme.
I changed the theme using Gnome Tweak Tool.

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Try editing /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme. You need to change the line:



Inherits=<name of cursor theme you are using>

For example, I'm using a theme called Openzone Ice Slim, so that line looks like this for me:

Inherits=Openzone Ice Slim

That will change a default fallback cursor theme for all users, and I think there is the file with the same name in ~/.icons/default/ which will change the default cursor per user.

  • The folder default doesn't exist in /usr/share/icons so I created it , but nothing changed. Also the folder ~/.icons/default doesn't exist, I created it but nothing changed Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 10:32
  • I assume you also created the index.theme file in those folders. What do they look like? For me they are two lines long: first line - [icon theme] second line - Inherits=Openzone Ice Slim
    – Ivanwah
    Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 11:45
  • I did, yet it didn't change anything. P.S.: I logged out then logged in after creating these files Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 16:38

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