How do I change my Windows mouse cursor?

Below are the steps on how to change the Microsoft Windows mouse cursor. It is important to realize that some programs may use their own mouse cursors and that following the steps below only change the Windows cursors and not the cursors used in third-party programs or games.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel double-click the Mouse icon.
  3. In the Mouse Properties click the Pointers tab.
  4. In Pointers (shown below) click the down arrow on the Scheme and select another cursor scheme.

Windows mouse properties

Once a new scheme has been selected click Apply and then Ok.

In addition to changing the scheme you can individually change each cursor by double-clicking each of the cursors and selecting the new cursor you want to use. If you individually change each cursor or modify a scheme with new cursors we suggest saving the scheme as a new scheme.

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