Lubuntu 19.04 - No Startup Notification Cursor

(Robert Spiteri) #1

When I double click an application, ex: Firefox, the mouse cursor does not change to a spinning one until the application fully loads.

I have specified:



with no luck.

Any help please? Thanks in advance

(Pedram Pourang) #2

LXQt doesn’t have startup notification. An old feature request was made (, which is repeated here:

Apparently, no LXQt dev has been interested in it until now – my personal opinion. Patches are welcome though.

(Robert Spiteri) #3

Thanks for your reply @tsujan

Is there a way to change the mouse pointer manually via a launcher?

For example, add a command in /usr/bin/firefox (since it is a wrapper script) to first change the cursor, launch the program, and then change it back automatically on load?

Once, I read that it can be done with xsetroot but it is not working in LXQT.

Your help is appreciated.

(Pedram Pourang) #4

I don’t know of any but that doesn’t mean there’s no way.

Theoretically speaking, I think at least lxqt-panel’s task manager might be able to show a kind of notification. Anyhow, nothing is implemented yet in this regard.

(Robert Spiteri) #5

I just noticed that when double clicking the Computer or Trash icons, the cursor changes to a loading state until the window shows up.

They both use pcmanfm-qt.

Therefore there must be a way to do it with other desktop icons I guess. What do you think?

(Pedram Pourang) #6

That’s very different. It’s implemented in the app to show a “busy state”. Startup notification is about launching.