[PD] Patching in Linux - the "sweet spot" ...

Peter P. peterparker at fastmail.com
Fri Sep 13 12:15:05 CEST 2019

* oliver <oliver at klingt.org> [2019-09-12 19:53]:
> Hi,
> 2 questions about patching in PD in a LINUX environment:
> 1.) i am having a little bit of trouble making patchcord connections under
> LINUX (Debian 10) as i find the "sweet spot" (the area where the cursor
> changes and the connection can be made) quite small. feels like a mere 3
> pixels to me, that i have to hit very precisely ...
> coming from Windows i find that the "sweet spot" is much easier to grab
> there, it really feels different and much easier. As far as i know, the
> height of an object is 16 pixels, so i figure it would be safe to have
> something like 5 or 6 pixels as a "connection area" on both ends.
> Anyway, i think it should be a little larger than it is right now. Or is it
> maybe again just my system that's acting strange ?
> 2.) just a small thing: when my cursor changes to "ready for connection", i
> am getting a ring icon on windows. on linux i get a weird icon that implies
> "action impossible". i can patch alright, but it's irritating. does anybody
> know where i could easily change this design ?

Just a quick shot but on Linux you can switch between multiple mouse
cursor themes. They have different symbols which might have different
dimensions too. 
See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Cursor_themes
for examples.

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