When we move into a new house, we furnish it according to our needs. Same case when switching to a new desktop environment. Visibility and ease of use are major concerns for any user working on a computer system. Cursor size is one such thing, along with a lot of other visual features. We definitely want it to match our screen size, text size, and zoom screen settings.
We are performing the procedure and commands mentioned in this tutorial on a Debian 10 Buster system.
Change cursor size via GUI
Debian allows you to change the cursor size through the Settings utility. You can access the Settings utility through the Application Launcher search or by clicking the down arrow in the top right corner of your screen and then clicking the Settings icon:
The Settings utility opens in the view you were using the last time you exited Settings. Select the Universal Access tab in the left pane, then click Cursor Size in the Seeing column. You can choose the cursor size from an available list of five sizes.
The cursor size changes instantly to your desired setting.
Change the cursor size from the command line
Open the Debian Terminal either through the Application Launcher search as follows:
The Application Launcher can be called up by pressing the Super / Windows key.
Enter the following command to get the current cursor position:
$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size
24 is the default cursor size in pixels for a Debian desktop. The following pixel values correspond to the sizes you see in the Settings graphical utility:
You can change the cursor size through these options with the following command:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size [sizeInPixels]
The changes will take effect as soon as you enter the above command.
In this article, you learned how to change the cursor size using the GUI and command line to suit your eyes.