There are times when the standard X11 cursors are difficult to see on the
screen. The effect is compounded on large displays. Two options are
available in the X Server that instruct the X Server to scale all X11
cursors (both user-defined and built-in cursors) by a user-defined value.
Cursor Scaling is indicated with the following syntax in the XF86Config
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Where n = 1, 2, 3, ...
Where Size = 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, ...
For example, n=2 instructs the X Server to scale all cursors by "2x" so
that a 16x16 cursor becomes a 32x32 cursor and a 9x9 cursor becomes an
18x18 cursor, etc.
If the scaled width or height of any cursor is greater than Size, the scale
factor is reduced so that the net size of the cursor fits into a SizexSize
The default value for "n" is 1, or no scaling. The default value for "Size" is
64, or 64x64 maximum size.
Glx visual suppression
This option can be used to "hide" visuals. It reduces the number of visu-
als made available to clients. The example that follows demonstrates
how to suppress all visuals except for the most capable of all the visuals.
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configuring X Windows on HP-UX (other graphics cards)