If you are bored with the Windows user interface and you are tired of its default customization options, maybe it is time for you to try some personalization packages. One of the best ways to make your desktop look unique is to download, install, and use a new mouse cursor theme. There are plenty of cool cursors available on the internet. In this article, we are going to share with you thirty of the best free mouse pointer schemes for Windows, which you can use to improve the visuals of your operating system. Let's get started:
NOTE: You can install and use the following custom cursors in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. To make sure that they are safe, we scanned them with ESET Internet Security. If you do not know how to install mouse cursor schemes, you can find links to tutorials with detailed instructions, at the end of this article.
1. Numix Cursors
This is our favorite set of custom mouse cursors for Windows PCs. Numix pointers are smooth and elegant and look entirely professional. Furthermore, the pack includes both dark and light versions of the cursors, and also install.inf files that you can run to easily install the mouse cursor theme you prefer.
Mouse cursor download: Numix Cursors
The Polar Cursor pack was inspired by a similar custom cursor theme for Linux. It features white mouse pointers with red, green, and blue editions for some of the cursors. They have rather thick shapes and dark shadows but look beautiful. Take a look at the cursors in the screenshot below and, if you like them, download and install them by using the inf files provided.
Mouse cursor download: Polar Cursor
3. Oxygen Cursors
Created for KDE, this mouse cursor set was ported to Windows and is one of the most famous mouse pointer sets of all time on DeviantArt. This set contains 37 different color schemes.
Mouse cursor download: Oxygen Cursors.
4. Breeze Cursors for Windows
KDE is one of the most popular and beautiful desktop environments for Linux. Therefore, it also has some of the best mouse cursor themes you can find. That's what inspired the Breeze Cursors for Windows pack. It features gray pointers with white borders and some orange and blue variations. Take a look at them in the screenshot below and, if you like them, download and install them. Unfortunately, this pack does not have an inf file, so you're going to set each of the cursors manually (you can find instructions at the end of this guide).
Mouse cursor download: Breeze Cursors for Windows
5. EvolutionOS Custom Cursors for Windows
Are you a fan of MacOS? Did you recently switch to a Windows 10 PC? Maybe you'd like to use some cursors that resemble the ones on your Mac. That's what EvolutionOS Custom Cursors for Windows gives you. The mouse pointers look great, but you have to install them one by one (as explained at the end of this article) because the pack does not include an INF installer file.
Mouse cursor download: EvolutionOS Custom Cursors for Windows
6. Android Material Cursors (Blue)
If you are an Android fan and you love Google's material design a lot, maybe you would enjoy a taste of it on your Windows 10 computer, too, by using the Android Material Cursors scheme. Fortunately, it also comes with an INF file, so it is easy to install it.
Mouse cursor download: Android Material Cursors.
GTCC is a custom cursor pack that offers clean and monochromatic pointers for Windows. The pointers are gray and have a curved appearance, unlike most other cursors in our list. Their shape has drawn our attention, and because we liked them, we believe some of you might too. Also, you can easily install them on your Windows PC by running the install.inf file included in the pack.
Mouse cursor download: GTCC - cursor for Windows
8. El Capitan Cursors for Windows
Another mouse cursor pack inspired by macOS. We like the simple design and the colorful Busy and Working pointers. If you loved the old El Capitan version of macOS, you're inevitably going to enjoy these custom cursors for Windows. You should also know that this pack is easy to install: right-click or tap and hold on the install.inf file included, and choose Install.
Mouse cursor download: El Capitan Cursors for Windows
9. Metro X Cursor Set
The Metro X package gives your computer a set of mouse cursors that are inspired by Windows 8. You can see it in the screenshot below.
Mouse cursor download: Metro X Cursor Set
10. DIM Cursor
This is one of the most attractive mouse cursor schemes in our roundup. DIM pointers are inspired by video games and feature discreet animations that change depending on how you are using the mouse cursor.
Mouse cursor download: DIM Cursor.
11. Gaia 10
Gaia 10 offers a set of mouse cursors beautifully colored and elegantly designed. If you are searching for a refreshing, colorful, and eco-friendly mouse cursor theme, you cannot go wrong with this one. Gaia 10 also includes an automated INF installer for easier installation.
Mouse cursor download: Gaia 10.
Simplify is a mouse cursor theme for all those who love simple things and minimalist designs. The small and straightforward cursors included in this theme look great, are easy to follow and match perfectly with any Windows theme you've set on your computer. Simplify also has an INF file that you can use to install its cursors on your system quickly.
Mouse cursor download: Simplify.
13. Chrome Glass
Chrome Glass is yet another minimalist mouse cursor theme. Its mouse pointers are quite similar to each other, but with a twist: whenever you or the system is doing something, the mouse cursor changes its color. For example, whenever the system is busy, the custom pointer changes its color to red. It is a subtle way of knowing when something is happening on your computer. Chrome Glass comes in the form of an EXE file, which you must run as an administrator to install the cursors on your PC.
Mouse cursor download: Chrome Glass.
14. Gant Cursor Pack
This cursor set is based on the popular Gant icon set that is used for customizing Windows, Linux, etc. This set of mouse cursors contains two color schemes: yellow and blue, each of which has two sets. In other words, there are a total of four sets of mouse cursors, which are in four separate folders.
Mouse cursor download: Gant Cursor Pack
15. Hello Cursor
For those who love the worldwide phenomenon that is Hello Kitty, here is a mouse cursor set featuring the cute Japanese icon. This cursor scheme does not contain an INF file. It also is not a complete set, meaning it only has the cursors illustrated in the image below. However, it can be used if you follow the recommendations shared in its description.
Mouse cursor download: Hello Cursor
Go to the second page of this article to find another fifteen mouse cursors for Windows for you to download. They are inspired by games, movies, cartoons, and more.