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Capitaine cursors

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By krourke   |   
Published: July 27, 2016
© 2016 - 2020 krourke

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.

Everything you need to build the xcursor theme is found in src/, and the prebuilt theme is found in bin/xcursor/

There is also a Windows cursor theme available in bin/windows/, though it is not buildable from source. It also will not receive substantial updates.


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.


The PNGs files in src/ were exported directly from the SVG sources in the Inkscape GUI when I initially made this cursor theme -- I plan to modify the build script such that only the SVG source will be required to build in the next release.


*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 bin/xcursor ~/.icons/capitaine-cursors 

For system-wide installation for all users:

sudo cp -pr bin/xcursor /usr/share/icons/capitaine-cursors 

Then set the theme with your preferred desktop tools.


The Windows build comes with an INF file to make installation easy. Open bin/windows in Explorer, and right click on install.inf. Click 'Install' from the context menu, and authorise the modifications to your system. Then open Control Panel > Personalisation and Appearance > Change mouse pointers, and select Capitaine cursors. 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 set from the PNG source run:


to generate the pixmaps and appropriate aliases. The freshly compiled cursor theme will be located in src/build/


I'm a poor computer science student – and I provide my work to the community free of charge. If you like this cursor theme and want to support me or buy me a coffee, please feel free to donate

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joelbastidasNew Deviant

this one is nice, thank you ma boi

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Excellent piece of work - thanks for sharing. :clap:
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svzaxNew Deviant

thanks, looks awesome :)

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UwseerNew Deviant

Thanks, it looks great

DouglasRC13's avatar
Very Nice Cursor Set! I think this is my favorite cursor set Nice Job!
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AnthonyStuart13New Deviant

very nice!, i like it

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asaafsasfdasNew Deviant

My PDF still shows white hand tool rather than black hand tool, can anyone please help with this ? I tried searching over internet but did not find anything related to this pdf hand tool. I use Foxit phantom pdf.

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Can anyone upload the white cursor install file for windows 10?

nguyet8522's avatar

Thank you a lot, :D very nice

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MrAlexidNew Deviant

Thanks a lot !

ChikooSAN's avatar

Thank you so much

it is awesome

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SapiixStudent Digital Artist

Can someone tell me how to install this? (Windows 10) :)

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bladarchNew Deviant

Extract .zip file, go to /bin/windows/ then right click on install.inf, click on install and that's it

GlamityJean's avatar

this cursor set looks really good, thanks for the work :)

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AnmarilProfessional Digital Artist
This might not get a response anymore, but could you be so kind and re-upload the file? I don't know why this is happening but a lot of old dA uploads don't work anymore.
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Thank you thank you thank you!!
I searched for hours trying to find a theme or cursor set that functioned similar to Linux Mint cursors. Finally found what I was looking for...yours!
The circle in the middle works wonders for those of us with bad eyes trying to grab screen edges.
Lifesaver you are!!!
Thank you, if I had not said so already :)
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