How-to: Set your favorite mouse cursor

Microsoft has not changed the default mouse cursor in Windows since Windows Vista was published.  The default pointer however is sometimes not quite visible.  For my part, this is the most important reason why I am using a non-standard mouse cursor — a black one.

Mac OS X pointer

Okay, I admit it:  I’m using the default Mac OS X pointer on Windows. 
You would like to change your default mouse cursor as well?  Follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, Control Panel.
  2. In the Hardware and Sound section, click the small Mouse link.
  3. A dialog appears.  Switch to the Cursor tab.
  4. Now for each cursor type that you see in the list, select it, then click the Browse… button to fetch a different cursor.  Tip: You may select cursors in *.cur or *.ani format. 
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  5. After you have changed all cursor types you want to look different, hit Save as… to name your new collection.
  6. Finally, click the OK button to apply your changes.

Do you like your new cursor?


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