[Vm-dev] [Cuis-dev] Larger mouse pointers on QHD screen?
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Sep 2 15:22:46 UTC 2019
Reported on Cuis, copying to vm-dev for follow-up. Replies should go to vm-dev.
Large cursor support is reported to be not working on 64-bit Linux VMs.
On Squeak, test this by enabling the "Use bigger mouse cursors" preference.
This is probably a build configuration issue. On a 64-bit interpreter VM
on Linux, larger cursors work as expected if and only if the xrender
development library is present in the build, e.g.
$ sudo apt-get install libxrender-dev
My memory jogger was this:
Time: 12 February 2013, 7:34:34.873 pm
Enable large cursor support in the 64-bit image. Previous concern about
bitmap conversion is apparently no longer relevant, as #primitiveBeCursor
works properly on the 64-bit image (but tested only on little-endian).
On Mon, Sep 02, 2019 at 07:50:50AM -0300, Juan Vuletich via Cuis-dev wrote:
> You can (and should) report the issue in vm-dev.
> Still, look at #needsToBeDrawn and friends. In a few hours of hacking,
> you can fix it in the image (even if you don't know much of the current
> On 9/1/2019 10:48 AM, Steve Davies wrote:
> >Hi Juan,
> >Thanks for coming back to me. Forgot to say that its a Linux
> >environment so I guess I guess I'm not going to get help from the vm.
> >On Sun, 1 Sep 2019 at 15:44, Juan Vuletich <juan at jvuletich.org
> ><mailto:juan at jvuletich.org>> wrote:
> > On 9/1/2019 9:41 AM, Steve Davies via Cuis-dev wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I use a very lovely Dell 9360 which has a QHD screen.
> > >
> > > Its easy to set fonts to get a legible screen, but is there
> > anything I
> > > can do to get a mouse pointer that isn't tiny?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Steve
> > >
> > Hi Steve,
> > That depends on whether the VM has support for larger mouse pointers.
> > For example, selecting 'Huge Fonts' sets up larger mouse pointers
> > on Mac
> > OS and Windows, but not on Linux (Ubuntu), using the official 64 bit
> > VMs. I believe the Linux VM doesn't have support for that.
> > You could ask about this in the vm-dev mail list:
> > http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/vm-dev . As an
> > alternative, the hand could be drawn by Morphic and not by the OS.
> > See
> > #needsToBeDrawn.
> > Cheers,
> > --
> > Juan Vuletich
> > www.cuis-smalltalk.org <http://www.cuis-smalltalk.org>
> > https://github.com/Cuis-Smalltalk/Cuis-Smalltalk-Dev
> > https://github.com/jvuletich
> > https://www.linkedin.com/in/juan-vuletich-75611b3
> > @JuanVuletich
> >Steve Davies: Technical Director, Connection Telecom (Pty) Ltd
> >Email is preferred, but: Phone: 0878200200
> Juan Vuletich
> Cuis-dev mailing list
> Cuis-dev at cuis-smalltalk.org
More information about the Vm-dev