Custom cursor works inside windows, but not on destkop background or title bar

See vjeo which i haven’t figured out how to embed below. my custom cursor (which I got from the “Get New Cursors” menu) works inside windows, but not on the desktop background or windows title bar.

https://youtu.be/tprGBHiVtSk

output of inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --width

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.38-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=6c2d071d-c74a-43d7-81f4-c8452ef832ca rw quiet
    udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING v: Rev X.0x
    serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2423
    date: 08/11/2021
Battery:
  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present?
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.58 GiB used: 2.71 GiB (17.4%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2
    family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
    L3: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2662 high: 4184 min/max: 2200/4208 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2959 2: 2075
    3: 2104 4: 3984 5: 2445 6: 2067 7: 3131 8: 2025 9: 2195 10: 4184 11: 2727
    12: 2055 bogomips: 86287
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1
    bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy
    constant_tsc cpb cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total
    cqm_occup_llc cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid
    f16c flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb ibs
    irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm mba mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe
    msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae
    pat pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb
    pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rapl rdpid rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a
    rdtscp rep_good sep sev sev_es sha_ni skinit smap smca sme smep ssbd sse
    sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp succor svm svm_lock syscall tce
    topoext tsc tsc_scale umip v_spec_ctrl v_vmsave_vmload vgif vmcb_clean vme
    vmmcall wbnoinvd wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2
    mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
    active: DP-1 empty: DP-2,DP-3,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73ff
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
    alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 model: MSI G271 serial: <filter>
    built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 82 gamma: 1.2 size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23")
    diag: 686mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  OpenGL:
    renderer: AMD DIMGREY_CAVEFISH (LLVM 13.0.1 DRM 3.42 5.15.38-1-MANJARO)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.3 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 09:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 0b:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.38-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I225-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igc v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 06:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:15f3 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:3
    chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 450.19 GiB (48.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
    model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 3B2QEXM7 temp: 45.9 C scheme: MBR
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 915.81 GiB (98.31%)
    used: 450.19 GiB (49.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
    label: N/A uuid: 6c2d071d-c74a-43d7-81f4-c8452ef832ca
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Unmounted:
  Message: No unmounted partitions found.
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 10 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-4:2 info: Corsair VIRTUOSO Wireless Gaming Headset type: HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 500mA chip-ID: 1b1c:0a67 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 1-5:3 info: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb
    interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0029
    class-ID: e001
  Device-3: 1-6:4 info: ASUSTek AURA LED Controller type: HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 16mA
    chip-ID: 0b05:1939 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-1:2 info: Microsoft Xbox One Controller
    type: <vendor specific> driver: xpad interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 500mA chip-ID: 045e:02d1 class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 3-3:3 info: SINOWEALTH Game Mouse type: Mouse,Keyboard
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 480mA chip-ID: 258a:1007 class-ID: 0301
  Device-3: 3-4:4 info: IBM NetVista Full Width Keyboard type: Keyboard
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s
    power: 100mA chip-ID: 04b3:3025 class-ID: 0301
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 48.0 C mem: 48.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
  Processes: 326 Uptime: 9m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 1435 pacman: 1428 lib: 448
  flatpak: 7 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.15

Log out and back in.
Maybe related with ~/.cache …

1 Like

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/KDE

Plasma cursor sometimes shown incorrectly
Create the directory ~/.icons/default and inside a file named index.theme with the following contents:

~/.icons/default/index.theme
[Icon Theme]
Inherits=breeze_cursors

Execute the following command:

$ ln -s /usr/share/icons/breeze_cursors/cursors ~/.icons/default/cursors

Personally, I applied a different method to fix this issue, I discovered the Arch wiki one’s after.

I directly modified my /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme with my custom theme, as hinted here by example.
https://www.arcolinuxd.com/how-to-fix-the-cursor-theme-on-plasma-cursor-is-not-applied-everywhere/

Looking further, it was already mentioned here:

It was driving me nuts, especially when I did not see this behaviour in KDE Neon or Kubuntu VMs.

I compared the default index.theme in a KDE Manjaro VM and those two, Manjaro has a xcursor-breeze something (on my phone right now), while the 2 others breeze_cursors something.

No change. cleared the cache like @bogdancovaciu suggested, too.

you need to move the cursor folder you downloaded to breeze_cursors folder. I downloaded cursor from the store.kde and started deleting all the files located in breeze_cursors then I moved the files located in the cursor folder I just downloaded to breeze_cursors. Finally reboot. I will write more details when I have time and if you want.
local folder breeze_cursors: /usr/share/icons/breeze_cursors
Hope to help you