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Mouse Pointers - Allow or Prevent Themes to Change

How to Prevent or Allow Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
18 Jan 2009
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How to Prevent or Allow Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 7 and Windows 8


information   Information
This will show you how to allow or prevent the mouse pointers from being changed to the mouse pointers included in a new theme instead in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.





OPTION ONE
Allow or Prevent Themes to change Mouse Pointers in Desktop Icon Settings
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view) in Windows 7 or Windows 8, and click/tap on the Mouse icon.

2. Close the Control Panel window.

3. Click/tap on the Pointers tab, and do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)
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4. To Allow Themes to Change Mouse Pointers
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Check the Allow themes to change mouse pointers box, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot above)
5. To Prevent Themes from Changing Mouse Pointers
A) Uncheck the Allow themes to change mouse pointers box, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 3)
6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 3)



OPTION TWO
Allow or Prevent Themes to change Mouse Pointers using REG File


Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes

ThemeChangesMousePointers DWORD

0 = Prevent
1 = Allow

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Allow Themes to Change Mouse Pointers
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Allow_ThemeChangesMousePointers.reg

download
3. To Prevent Themes from Changing Mouse Pointers
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Prevent_ThemeChangesMousePointers.reg

download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn





05 May 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tutorial updated to add Option Two.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2015   #2
TheTAMAS

Windows 8 Ent x64
 
 

I reckon,

in registry values
1 will allow & 0 will disallow
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTAMAS View Post
I reckon,

in registry values
1 will allow & 0 will disallow
I reckon so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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