An x-cursor theme inspired by macOS and based on KDE Breeze. Designed to pair well with my icon pack, La Capitaine.
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Capitaine cursors

This is an x-cursor theme inspired by macOS and based on KDE Breeze. The source files were made in Inkscape, and the theme was designed to pair well with my icon pack, La Capitaine.

Pre-built binaries

GNU/Linux

Everything you need to build the xcursor theme is found in src/, and the prebuilt theme for GNU/Linux desktops is found in dist/.

Windows

I have also provided a Windows cursor theme available in .windows/, though it is not buildable from source due to the broken nature of Microsoft's operating system. Microsoft cursors must be made using a proprietary GUI editor from PNG sources, which is bad. For this reason, the Windows version of Capitaine cursors will not receive substantial updates.

Notes

Building the x-cursor theme from SVG source requires a regular inkscape installation. If the build script fails, you should probably install inkscape using your preferred package manager :)

License

Capitaine cursors is based on KDE Breeze cursors, as such it falls under the same license.

Capitaine cursors is LGPLv3. See COPYING for more details.

Installation

*NIXes, *BSDs, and possibly others

To install the cursor theme simply copy the compiled theme to your icons directory. For local user installation:

cp -pr dist/ ~/.icons/capitaine-cursors

For system-wide installation for all users:

sudo cp -pr dist/ /usr/share/icons/capitaine-cursors

Then set the theme with your preferred desktop tools.

Fedora and EPEL

There is a third party Copr repository with ready-to-use RPMs:

sudo dnf copr enable tcg/themes
sudo dnf install la-capitaine-cursor-theme

Arch Linux

There is an AUR PKGBUILD maintained by caiye:

yaourt -S capitaine-cursors

Ubuntu

PPA (maintained by @igor-dyatlov):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dyatlov-igor/la-capitaine
sudo apt update
sudo apt install la-capitaine-cursor-theme

Windows

The Windows build comes with an INF file to make installation easy.

  1. Open .windows/ in Explorer, and right click on install.inf.
  2. Click 'Install' from the context menu, and authorise the modifications to your system.
  3. Open Control Panel > Personalisation and Appearance > Change mouse pointers, and select Capitaine cursors.
  4. Click 'Apply'.

Building from source

You'll find everything you need to build and modify this cursor set in the src/ directory. To build the xcursor theme from the SVG source run:

./build.sh

This will generate the pixmaps and appropriate aliases. The freshly compiled cursor theme will be located in dist/

Donations

I'm a poor computer science student – and I spend many hours per week working on software and artwork for the community. If you like this cursor theme and want to support (buy me a coffee?), please consider donating.

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