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  1. #1
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    icewm wait cursor?

    Is there a way to get a wait cursor into icewm?

    I have it running on ltsp terminals, and users keep clicking until something happens, which means they get 3 blank documents of open office and a couple of mozilla profile managers. Plus the whole system gets slowed down by this unnecessary launching of apps. If the cursor could just change after they click, everything would be ok.
    nigel
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    You can make the busy cursor appear with:
    Code:
    xsetroot -cursor_name watch
    And restore the standard pointer with:
    Code:
    xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr
    But I believe for a program to be able to display the wait cursor automatically on startup it has to be programmed to do it, usually with libstartupnotification.

    You could, of course, try something like this:

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    xsetroot -cursor_name watch&
    your_binary
    sleep 5
    xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr
    exit
    Which is ugly, but at least they will know something is happening...


    ~psi42

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    thanks, but still a slight problem

    Just in time! Today I had a kid with 40 copies of open office, and another with 18 mozillas. The whole room ground to a halt!

    I called your script from a toolbar icon, but the app launches without any change of cursor if it remains on the button. If it moves to the desktop, then the busy cursor appears beautifully.

    Is it asking too much for the cursor to change even if it remains over the toolbar?

    Thanks for the help anyway!
    nigel
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    probably not going to get any better than that unless yo u are running full kde or gnome.

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