Customization is a big part of the Linux system which gives an unique user-experience to all of use who use Linux as their daily driver. We always want to make it look amazing.

In this quest, we often ignore the cursor customizations even while we use it in our every movement on the system. This is why I am writing this article, listing the best 5 cursor icon themes that you can set up in your favorite Linux distribution.

List of best cursor icon themes.

1. Layan Cursors

The very first icon pack is Layan by the same developers who developed the GTK+ theme by the same name. It comes in two variants: Gradient and Layan blue.

Both of theme looks great with unique cursor designs.

Layan cursor icon pack

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2. Material Cursors

This one is compact but looks beautiful with inspirations from material design and macOS. The cursor icon theme pack comes with three different color variants. You can go with any as per the system theme of your Linux distribution.

All three of the cursor themes looks bubbly and fun.

Material cursor icon theme pack

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3. Oreo Cursors

Oreo cursor pack has its own take on the design. The icon theme feels bulky and encompasses the different states of a cursor inside the cursor icon itself.

It comes with plenty of color options to choose from, however, I have included only one of the color variants in the picture below.

Oreo icon theme for Linux

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4. McMojave Cursors

If you are looking for an aesthetically designed custom cursor theme then go for the MacMojave cursor. This one resembles the macOS Mojave cursor theme, making it look as minimalist as possible.

Cursor pack doesn’t comes with any colour variants but with different themes it creates an illusion of being different.

McMojave cursor theme

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5. Bibata Cursors

If you are still scrolling down in search for the perfect cursor theme then this can be your stop. Bibata is my favourite icon pack. This one just feels right, I don’t know what it is but it’s there in this one.

And this has three different options to choose from as well.

  • Classic
  • Ice (I’m using this one)
  • Amber
Bibata cursor theme

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Where the heck is RGB?

I know, you must be looking for the RGB. Right! 😂

Well, I have no intention to make you disappointed because I have got it for you so just keep on reading and scrolling.

Bibata rainbow cursor theme

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So that was the list of the best cursor icon theme packs that you can set up in your Linux distribution.

How to setup custom cursor icon themes on Linux

In order to set up the custom cursor icon packs, you can transfer the downloaded files into the ~/.icons folder then you can either use the settings application in most of the desktop environments.


You need to use Gnome Tweak Tool if you are using the Gnome desktop environment.

Watch Video guide on YouTube

Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.


So that’s the list of best custom cursor theme packs for Linux. Let me know what you think about it in the comments and subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then, keep enjoying Linux.