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[Bug 1359211] Re: Mouse cursor tiny when hovering unity elements in high DPI mode


Sasa, in 15.10 you can use the provided ppa to install unity (to be
purged afterwards) or wait for the SRU.

Otherwise, you can just export that in

Doing exactly the same that COMPIZ_CONFIG_PROFILE is doing.

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  Mouse cursor tiny when hovering unity elements in high DPI mode

Status in Compiz:
  Fix Committed
Status in Unity:
  Fix Committed
Status in Unity 7.3 series:
  In Progress
Status in compiz package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in unity package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in unity-settings-daemon package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:

  On a high DPI screen (220 DPI) the mouse cursor is really tiny when
  hovering unity elements. There are various keys in dconf to change the
  cursor's scale factor or size. I've managed to change it in a way that
  it looks normal when inside application windows, but its still tiny
  when on unity elements.

  I think this should be set automatically by the scale factor setting
  in system settings.

  (Using unity 7.3.1+14.10.20140811-0ubuntu1)

  [Test Case]

   * Log in
   * Launch Firefox
   * Move the mouse over the panel or the launcher,
     then back over the Firefox window.
   * Cursor should always be of the same size

  [Regression Potential]

   * Mouse cursors might appear wrong for some actions

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