Q: When is a hand not a hand?

Bob Warren warren at howsoft.com
Wed Sep 7 15:23:49 EDT 2005

Dear All,

Ken's workaround for changing the standalone cursor to "hand" works a treat,
except that in Linux it is cursor #10 and not 8.


>On 9/7/05 8:25 AM, "Bob Warren" <warren at howsoft.com> wrote:

>> For the uninitiated, "Hoary Hedgehog" is the codename given to the
>> release of Ubuntu Linux.
>> Using Ubuntu Linux, if I set the default cursor to "hand", it works fine,
>> but if I make a standalone, I don't get a hand, I get an icon which I
>> identify. If someone using another flavour of Linux would be kind enough
>> confirm this, I'll Bugzilla it. Thanks.

>This is the same problem when using MetaCard (under all platforms I
>believe). The RunRev crew changed the default value for what "hand" means
>from 8 to 28 (which is the vertical splitter icon in previous versions).
>Why? Because the RevIDE uses 8 for its "browse" cursor (which is an arrow)
>and has shifted the hand to 28. This has caused some amount of grief for a
>number of us.

>The workaround is to use:

>if the environment is "development" then
>  set the cursor to hand
>  set the cursor to 8
>end if

>It's already in Bugzilla (in many forms), see bugs #2103, #2032, #1846,
>#1807. All of these are marked "Resolved" (either as a duplicate or a fix),
>but IMHO, it's still a "bug". :-)

>Ken Ray
>Sons of Thunder Software
>Web site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>Email: kray at sonsothunder.com

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