Top 25 best mouse cursor schemes for Windows - Page 2
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 which you can use to install its cursors on your system quickly.
Download page: Simplify.
17. Chrome Glass
Chrome Glass is yet another minimalist mouse cursor theme. Its cursors are quite similar to each other, but with a twist: whenever you or the system is making an action, the cursor changes its color. For example, whenever the system is busy the mouse cursor will change its color to red. It is a very 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.
Download page: Chrome Glass.
18. StartCraft 2
Are you a StarCraft fan? If the answer is yes, the StarCraft 2 mouse cursor theme is precisely what you might need to complete your StartCraft computer customization. It includes versions of cursors for all the races in the game: Terran, Protoss, and Zerg. The only downside is the fact that this theme does not offer any installer, so to get it on your computer you have to follow the steps from its readme file.
Download page: StartCraft 2.
19. Radium 2
In case you're searching for a mouse cursor theme that's intricate and simple at the same time, look no further, as Radium 2 is probably what you want. The detailed design and the beautiful shapes of the cursors will surely make you want them on your Desktop. Radium 2 also includes an INF file which you can use to install the cursor theme on your computer.
Download page: Radium 2.
Everybody likes emoticons. So why not an emoticon-based mouse cursor theme? What could be better than seeing a smiling face each morning, when you turn your computer on? For a brighter and happier Desktop, try Vigyori (which, by the way, means Smile in Hungarian). :)
Download page: Vigyori.
Have you ever wished for a cursor pack that is so cute that your heart melts? OK, maybe not yours, if you are a tough guy, but your daughter's will, if you get the Cupcake mouse cursors on her Windows device.
Download page: Cupcake.
22. Android Material Cursors (Blue)
If you are an Android fan and you love Google's material design a lot, maybe you will enjoy a taste of it on your Windows computer too, by using the Android Material Cursors scheme. Fortunately, it also comes with an INF file, so it is easy to install it.
Download page: Android Material Cursors.
23. Mickey Mouse
This is yet another cute cursor scheme designed primarily for children, but also for some nostalgic grown-ups. :) If your children love Mickey Mouse and everything about it, you can surprise them with these "cartoon mouse" cursors.
Download page: Mickey Mouse.
If you have a child, he or she should love this mouse cursor scheme. If he or she didn't, then the next one might do the trick.
24. Star Wars Reloaded
Cursors new, young Padawan must use: lightsabers your friends must be! Otherwise said, if you love Star Wars, and your desktop is proudly wearing a Jedi wallpaper, then you will probably like a mouse cursor scheme inspired by Yoda's Universe. Here it is!
Download page: Star Wars Reloaded.
Iea is a simple but elegant mouse cursor scheme, with simple yet detailed cursors. It goes well with any kind of wallpaper and any window colors you might prefer. We like it, and we believe you will do too.
Download page: Iea.
How to install a mouse cursor scheme
Although we have previously covered the different ways to change mouse pointers, mouse schemes downloaded from the internet can usually be installed with the help of an INF file (stands for information) that is included in the archive file that you download.
In most cases, a mouse cursor scheme is distributed in archive files with extensions such as ".rar," ".zip" and so on. After downloading the archive file containing the cursors that you want to install, extract it to a temporary location on your computer. If you have trouble extracting it, try 7-Zip, a powerful open source file archiver which supports almost all the existing formats for archives.
Then, open the folder and locate the INF file. Right-click or press and hold it, and then click or tap on Install.
Next, open the mouse pointer scheme customisation window. You should see the new scheme in the drop-down menu, in the Pointers tab.
Now press the OK button to complete the process. The new mouse cursor scheme is applied immediately. Note that, if there is no INF file included in the archive, to install the new cursors manually, follow the directions found in this tutorial: How to customize mouse cursors or pointers in Windows.
To create this article, we tried lots of mouse cursor schemes, and we shared the best that we could find. We hope that you have enjoyed this roundup. If you did, do not hesitate to tweet it or share it with others. Also, if you feel like searching for more mouse cursor schemes, you should try the Windows Cursors section from DeviantArt. It is a great place to start your search.