Normally you would access the properties of a file or folder by right-clicking it, then selecting Properties from the appearing context menu. Did you know that you can open these properties without using your mouse?
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.
There are many ways to open the Task Manager. You like using the mouse? Opening Task Manager without your keyboard is possible too.
Advanced Windows users like to turn off the mouse shadow. This is how it works.