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#16 PyX


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 13:32

Did they make the cursors vector based in anticipation of the next gen hires displays?

I don’t think so. They would have been happy quadrupling the resolution if it were the case, not working with vectors, as they have failed several times at that.

#17 +Quillz


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 00:46

Rumored hi-res displays was probably taken into account when making hi-res cursors, but I don't think it was the only reason. I believe Mac OS X, in general, has been moving gradually towards resolution independence since Tiger.

#18 redeyes717


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:02

maybe you already try this.
what if you create an 'Arrow' folder there and add the previous (modded) 10.7.2 cursor.pdf files?

in Mac OS X Lion 10.7 to 10.7.3 here is where the 'legendary' Mac OS X Cursor files themselves are located -> System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HiServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/cursors

Depending on which version of Lion you are running, there will be from 36 to 37 folders within the 'cursor' folder. Within each of these folders is a .png as well as a .PDF file which are images of the various cursors used throughout Mac OS X. They are very easily 'edited' in Photoshop. Log out & back in to enable the changes you've made. Unfortunately, much to my deep frustration and regret, as of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 the cursor folder named 'arrow 'is no longer used by the system. Meaning the main 'everyday' arrow cursor is no longer available to be 'tweaked' in this manner. SO if you can, stick with Lion 10.7.2 if you want to be able to have a custom arrow cursor. If anyone discovers where this arrow cursor is hidden away, renamed or encoded or otherwise in 10.7.3 or higher please let me know ASAP. I hope this information is useful to those wishing to customize their cursors in Mac OS X Lion.