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Windows 7: Mouse Pointers - Change

23 Jun 2011   #50
tx3000

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Sorry but there is absolutely no way to change the way your mouse cursor/icon or whatever it is looks like by using any procedure found in this tutorial or anywhere else I look on the net...hell i've even googled this and there is nothing that shows any way to actually change the arrow mouse.

It always stays as an arrow..I have been through every setting, at least 50 different tutorials and none of them ever show the actual way to change what mouse icon is other than an arrow.

If I want a pen or an animal or something like that as my mouse cursor it cannot be done and never changes from an arrow no matter what option is chosen.

Make a video tutorial showing the mouse icon being changed from an arrow into something else other than an arrow. I mean seriously why have all these different pictures or other things if there is no way to actually get them usable.


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23 Jun 2011   #51
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello tx3000,

I'm not sure why you may not be able to, but yes you most certainly can normally change the mouse point using the exact steps as in the tutorial. You should not make broad statements like that just because it does not work for you for some unknown reason so far.

Could you upload the .ani or .cur file that you are trying to use? I'll be happy to test it on my system to see if something may be wrong with it.
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18 Jan 2013   #52
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Im having problems with this too. Pointers just wont change.

I have a solution wich I found on google, and this solution is to copy .cur files to Windows/Cursors folder, and then Pointers are loaded. Windows searches .cur files in that folder, so if they are anywhere else they just wont load.
This solution would be great if this themepack would be just for me, but I want to upload it, so others can have it.
So if anyone have a solution for that, please write it down. If not, then Im thinking to make some batch file or installer, that copies .cur files to Windows/Cursors. If this problem wasnt present, my thempack would be done a lot sooner.
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18 Jan 2013   #53
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jugoslav,

A .themepack file will include the desktop background, window colors, sounds, screen saver, icons, and cursors of the theme you are creating the .themepack file for. A .thempack file can be used to share themes with other people.

Theme Pack - Create, Save, Install, and Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Jan 2013   #54
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It wont change cursor unless I copy them to windows/cursors folder.

I made installer wich copies .cur to that folder, and afterwards installs themepack. Windows just wont load them from default theme folder wich is C:\Users\DigDeep\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

So i fixed it with installer
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21 Jan 2013   #55
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. It should have included the cursors, but glad to hear you got it sorted.
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17 Apr 2014   #56
EveryMothersSon

Windows 64
 
 
help

I have tried everything under the sun to remove this very annoying hourglass, and have followed every tutorial I can find in this (and other) threads. can somebody give me a sure fire way? it would be most appreciated.
thanks
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17 Apr 2014   #57
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello EveryMothersSon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this for Windows or a specific program?

What scheme are you currently using for pointers? If you have not already, see if switching to the Windows Aero scheme may help.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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17 Apr 2014   #58
EveryMothersSon

Windows 64
 
 

there must be another way. did that suggestion work for everyone on here? this issue seemed to coincide with a new printer (about a year ago). could that have anything to do with it?

sorry, did not respond earlier. 32 bit
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17 Apr 2014   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It usually works.

Go ahead and post a screenshot show Pointers in your Mouse Properties to see if that may help any.

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