10 replies on How to use custom mouse cursors and pointers in Windows 10

  1. kzinti1 says:

    Very nicely done article!
    I really miss the old Bronze scheme pointers that aren’t available on Windows 7. I’ll start searching for them now that I know how to change them.
    Thanks!

  2. Ron MVP says:

    Check out this site: http://www.fx-software.co.uk/assistive.htm

    They have a number of addons that make using the computer easier. Some use various techiques to make it easier to spot the mouse pointer easier. 3 of them are “bigger cursors”, “chunky cursors” and “EnorMouse”. These are downloadable images you can use for your cursor pointer. They are all larger than the defaults and come in various colors. I always use a “chunky cursor” on my laptop.

    For presentations you may even want to use the insanely HUGE “enormouse”. It is pretty much unusably large, but it is a good way to start a presentation with a laugh.

    (I am not associated with them in any way, just a satisfied user)

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      Thanks for sharing this resource. It looks like they have an interesting collection.

  3. Richard says:

    rw-designer.com is a great source of icons, cursors, etc. with freeware such as online and offline icon and cursor editors. Check it out. Satisfied since 2010, with them.

    I am in not way associated with them.

  4. JapanYoshi says:

    I tried what was written here, but it would re initialize every time I reboot my computer.

    • MonklynMogwai says:

      I also have the problem that every time i restart my computer, my system reverts back to the default cursor settings. This Windows 7 machine is the first computer that’s done this, and I can’t figure out why. I’ve been using custom mouse cursors since 1999 and I am experienced with troubleshooting, the theme and cursor selections are saved propery so I’ve been hunting for a answer to WHY it keeps switching the cursors but allows the rest of the custom theme settings to remain! Anybody have any clue what’s going on?

  5. Zander says:

    I want to use my name as mouse tail like those found in web pages. such that when I move my mouse pointer, the name or letters will keep following. I have the Java code for it but it only works for web pages, I want it to incorporate on my built in Mouse Pointers on my PC. How would I do that?

  6. Wolf says:

    No matter how many times I try to change the hourglass symbol next to my cursor back to the default aero symbol, the changes are never saved. I’ve tried it several times, but nothing works.

  7. Kiyria says:

    I have Windows 10, so if you don’t have Windows 10 I have no idea if this is going to work or not. You can easily go on Settings and search ”cursor” which you can click the white rectangle in the top right corner to search for it. Then click ”Change how the mouse pointer looks when it’s moving” which is also the 6th one from all of the things you can select! Hope this helped? Byeee!

  8. Joe Flash says:

    I’ve been using the Radium Two Purple cursor set for more than a year. Pretty nice.

    https://www.deviantart.com/bingxueling/art/Radium-two-color-83913921

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