I'm using Arch Linux, with bspwm. Here's a summary:

System Information

  • Operating system: Linux-5.3.8-arch1-1-x86_64-with-arch 64 Bits
  • Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 435.21

Blender Version 2.80 (sub 74), branch: blender2.7, commit date: 2019-06-10 09:16, hash: rB8aa87972cac3

Here's a picture of my cursor when launching blender normally:

Without sudo

As you can see, the cursor in the bottom right corner is very difficult to see.

Here's the same thing when launching blender with sudo:

With sudo

The cursor is much more visible.

I believe the problem is with my cursor theme, captaine-cursors.

I already tried changing it to something else like Adwaita in ~/.icons/default/index.theme, but it didn't seem to do anything.

I tried using LXAppearance to change the cursor theme to the same one sudo uses (I believe it's the one in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme), but that also didn't seem to do anything in Blender.

How can I change my cursor?

(Temporary) solution I fixed the problem by copying the crosshair from the Adwaita folder (/usr/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors/crosshair) to my local captaine-cursors folder (~/.icons/capitaine-cursors/cursors/crosshair).

So my question now is: why did blender still use the captaine-cursors crosshair when I set my cursor theme to Adwaita?

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