Is there any possibility to change default mouse pointers to mirrored ones, suitable for lefties? Tried Google and local search - no results.


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You can install custom cursor themes in your profile using the following guide. You can find other themes that will work but for this example I am using the Obsidian Left theme.

  1. Download the theme archive from here.
  2. If it does not already exist create a directory named .icons in your home folder, from the terminal you can run:

mkdir ~/.icons

  1. Unzip the archive into the newly created .icons folder. The result should look like:


  1. Run the following command in the terminal in order to set the theme

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-theme "Obsidian_L"

If all goes well you should have left-handed cursors.

If you want to go back to the default run the following in the terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-theme "elementary"

  • Thanx a lot. I've found one more way for it. As I like KDE I installed it right after installation of elementary. And set up left cursors in it. Then I installed elementary-tweaks and found that I could use KDE cursors in elementaryOS settings. Dec 23, 2019 at 21:42

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