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How to change the appearance of the mouse pointer in Windows 10

That any user can leave a system totally to their liking is something that always receives attention. Bringing the customization to the extreme is very common in Linux distributions (as discussed in the case of Arch), but is not something that is talked about much in Windows although it can be done perfectly.

It is nothing new that, by tweaking a bit the configuration of the operating system, we can obtain appearances completely different from the stock, such as the one that returns us to the more retro Windows. However, it is not the only thing that can be changed. In this article we are going to take care of customizing the mouse pointer following a few simple steps.

First we are going to need mouse pointers with which to replace the default one. For this we can go to DeviantArt, where we will find a large number of options with which to give a touch of personal to ours. In this example we have chosen one that mimics the macOS El Capitan, but you can choose the one you like the most:

We downloaded it and unzipped it (keeping the folder, yes) on the route C:\Windows\Cursors. When we have done it go to the path Start> Settings> Devices

Once there, in the list to the left of the window, select Mouse and touch panel . On the right will appear a series of parameters that we can modify, but we are not allowed to personalize the mouse. We click on additional mouse options . In the window that appears, we click the Pointers tab

Now, to change the default pointer, click on the drop-down menu, choose Noneand click on Browse. We will see a window of the file explorer, with the folder that we have unzipped heading the list

Now it is about replacing each stock pointer with a custom one by repeating this formula, until the scheme is as follows

Now and in case we want to re-apply the topic later without having to modify each parameter, we can save it by clicking on Save as . And that’s it, that’s how easy it is to customize your mouse pointer.

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