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Date:      Wed, 9 Dec 2009 06:16:47 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Override overrides of X resources by various programs
Message-ID:  <>

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Dear list,

more and more annoying things are happening. Programs modify
X defaults in an unacceptable manner. For example, the Acrobat
Reader (e. g. acroread8 port) displays an ugly white mouse
pointer where the normal black pointer should be. The same
does Opera (e. g. opera-9.63 port) when doing some work;
the mouse pointer gets a white shape again and is accompanied
by an old fashioned hourglass. And Gimp is an example, too,
allthough I can understand this behaviour when the mouse
pointer should get the shape of a certain tool (e. g. fill
tool), but it shouldn't change the setting just for simple
things like the rectangular selection tool - white mouse
cursor with a symbolized selection rectangle (which could
be an addition to the standard cursor).

My question: Is there any way to prohibit such modifications
of resources, or do I have to live with this inconsistency?

It worked in the past, why can't it work today? :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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