either easy or impossible -- reverse mouse theme
2014-03-06 14:55:48 GMT
greetings, good people . . .
back on the glory days of OS/2 -- yes, i'm *that* old -- i had a wonderful
utility that allowed the user to create his own mouse pointers. after
fiddling with it for awhile, i came up with a scheme that was the reverse
of whatever it was over. you have no idea how useful and precise this
proved to be. by "reverse" i mean over black it would be white, and so on.
it was transparent, so over text the text, reversed, would show through.
i looked for but never found anything that worked similarly in linux. alas,
i'm reaching that point where a mouse pointer, i-beam, etc., big enough to
see is too big to use with anything like precision. (i told you i'm old!)
so i am wondering if among the genuinely sharp minds here anyone can
imagine a recipe for turning an existing mouse pointer theme into
something like the setup i had in OS/2. this would involve finding the
actual theme images -- i'm not sure either as to the format or where they
live -- and editing them by replacing the colors with . . . what? if
anybody has and sense of this and passes it along, if i can make it happen
i'd happily offer the result for inclusion in future releases (or as an
add-on now, if anyone wants it).
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