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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Create a Custom Cursor Scheme in Windows 10


Create a Custom Cursor Scheme

If you like the majority but not all of a scheme that Windows uses, you can change individual cursors of a scheme. Each scheme has 17 cursors that apply to different circumstances actions when hovering over things on your screen. After you customize a scheme to your liking, you can save it to the list of usable schemes.

Open up the Settings app by pressing Windows+I on the keyboard, and click “Devices” from the available options.

Click "Devices" from the Settings app.

Click “Mouse” form the pane on the left, scroll through the options until you see”Additional mouse options”, and click on it.

Click "Mouse," and then click "Additional mouse options" to open the Mouse Properties.

Click the tab labeled “Pointers”.

Click the "Pointers" tab.

Now, from the list of cursors under the Customise section, click one that you want to change, and then click “Browse”.

Click on a cursor, and then click "Browse" to change it.

The file browser will open to the system folder that holds all the cursors available for each scheme. Inside the folder, you will see two types of files that pertain to mouse pointers; they are .cur and .ani files. The former is a static cursor image, and the latter is an animated cursor image. A majority of cursors are static cursors, with only a couple that are actually animated (aero_busy and aero_working).

There are two types of image files for cursors: .cur and .ani.

Click on the cursor you want to replace, and click “Open” when you finish.

Click on the one of the files in the broswer explorer.

Repeat the process for each cursor that you want to change. When you’re ready, click “Save as”, give this custom preset a name, and then click “OK” to save the scheme.

Click "Save as," give the scheme a name, and then click "OK" to save it to the presets list.

When you finish, click “Apply” to save the cursor settings to your system for you to start using them.

Click "Apply" to set the current scheme preset to your system.

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