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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

How to Download and Install Custom Cursor Theme Packs


Download and Install Custom Cursor Theme Packs

If the few choices available aren’t enough, you can download a third-party cursor theme pack to install on Windows. The cursors are easy to set up and give your system a personal flair; you just won’t get the default white or black schemes.

RealWorld Designers’ Open Cursor Library has thousands of free cursor themes to choose from and is an excellent place to start if you’re looking to customize the Windows mouse cursors.

Because there isn’t an official Microsoft channel to download cursors, you should scan anything you download with your antivirus and be leery downloading anything from unknown sources.

After downloading a cursor theme pack, unzip the contents into a folder so you can access them in the next step.

Note: A custom cursor theme pack will usually be a ZIP archive and only contains the two types of image files we mentioned earlier: .cur and .ani.

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” from 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 Customise section, click on a cursor situation, and then click “Browse”.

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

Navigate to the folder with the cursor files, click the file with the corresponding name, and then click “Open”.

Navigate to the folder you extracted, click on the corresponding image file, and then click "Open" to change it.

Repeat the process for each entry in the list and when you finish, click “Save as”, give it a name, and then click “OK” to save the custom scheme.

After you change each cursor, save it as a preset in case you want to change it in the future.

Now, if ever you want to switch between themes, you can select it from the preset schemes in the dropdown menu.

Each preset scheme can be found in the dropdown list under the Scheme section.

When you finish saving the scheme, click “Apply” to start using it, and you can safely close the window or add another one to the list.

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