When we move to a new home, we customize it to suit our needs. The same case when moving to a new desktop environment. Visibility and ease of use is a serious problem for any user when working in a computer system. Cursor size, among many other visual functions, is one such thing. We definitely want it to fit our screen size, text size and Zoom screen settings.
We execute the procedures and commands mentioned in this manual on the Debian 10 Buster system.
Change cursor size via graphical interface
Debian allows you to resize the cursor using the Settings utility. You can access the Settings utility through a search in the Application Launcher or by clicking the down arrow located in the upper right corner of the screen, and then clicking the settings icon:
The settings utility opens in the form in which you were when the last time you left the settings. Select the “Universal Access” tab in the left pane, and then click “Cursor Size” in the “Seeing” column. You can select a cursor size from the list of available five sizes.
The cursor size immediately changes to the desired setting.
Resize cursor via command line
Open a Debian Terminal either by searching in the Application Launcher as follows:
You can access the application launcher by pressing the Super / Windows key.
Enter the following command to get the current cursor position:
$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size
24 is the default cursor size in pixels for the Debian desktop. The following pixel values correspond to the dimensions that you see in the graphics utility Settings: Advertisements
96: the largest
You can resize the cursor from these options with the following command:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size [sizeInPixels]
Changes will take effect as soon as you enter the above command.
In this article, you learned how to change the size of the cursor to the one that seems suitable for you, through the graphical interface and the command line.
How to resize cursor on Debian 10 desktop