How to Change the Look of Mouse Pointer in Windows 7

How to Change the Look of Mouse Pointer in Windows 7

Most of us change the desktop wallpaper, themes, and logon screen on Windows to give our computer a new makeover. But what about the old, conventional mouse pointer? Have you ever thought about changing it? Despite being the most-used item on the computer, the mouse pointer is rarely customized.

If you feel guilty for neglecting your mouse pointer, it’s time for a change!

This post discusses how to improve the appearance of your mouse pointer. We’ll cover the default options in Windows and explore third-party software and web apps that can add a fun, colorful, and animated touch to it.

Changing the Pointer Look

Start by clicking the Start Orb in Windows 7 and typing “Mouse” in the search box. Then, open the Mouse settings by selecting it from the search results. In the Mouse Properties window, go to the Pointers tab to customize the mouse pointers. Windows provides pre-configured schemes for changing the mouse pointer’s appearance.

How to Change the Look of Mouse Pointer in Windows 7

Step 3: If you don’t like the default schemes, you can click on individual pointer type and browse to apply a custom cursor.

How to Change the Look of Mouse Pointer in Windows 7

Get Colorful Animated Mouse Cursors

Now, you can search and apply cursors provided by Windows or download animated ones from free online services. I personally use FunUtilities and AniCursor to download interesting animated cursors for Windows.

How to Change the Look of Mouse Pointer in Windows 7

Once you download the cursor files, you can manually apply them using the browse button. After you have made the changes, save the scheme and apply the settings. You can save multiple schemes and make them theme based, such as animals, flowers, insects, or whatever your creative mind can think of. How will you redesign your Windows cursor? We would love to hear.

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