A simple way to change cursors

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Change Cursor 2.0

July 11th 2006


Tired of opening the mouse control panel when you want to test your new cursors?

This free tool lets switch cursor in a few seconds. Just right-click on an .cur or .ani file and choose the appropriate item from the context menu. The tool displays previews of currently selected cursors for easier navigation.

Application is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and x64 Windows editions. Please scroll down for download and installation instructions.


Change cursor from Explorer contet menu (screenshot).
This Windows shell extension lets you quickly change active mouse cursors from context menu.

What's new in version 2.0

  • .msi installer/uninstaller (uninstall using Control panel)
  • Abitility to change the handwriting cursor.
  • Change multiple cursors at once by applying a Cursor Scheme. Schemes can be imported, exported or modified (in Notepad).


Note: The application is provided as is, without warranty of any kind. Authors are not responsible for any damage.

Version 2.0 from July 11th 2006

Note: if you are using 64-bit edition of Windows, you must use the 64-bit version of Cursor Changer. The tool integrates with Explorer and Windows cannot mix 32 bit and 64 bit code in one process.

Other resources

Create your own cursors using our free cursor maker.

Download and upload static and animated cursors to the library of cursors.

Recent comments

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user icon Anonymous on October 25th 2019

u must right click a cur. or ani. file and right click it. then u select the role

user icon Anonymous on October 29th 2019

does it work on a school computer? :-(

user icon TeraSoft registered user on November 27th 2019

Great context menu add-on, Vlasta. I really like this very useful tool, so I don't have to go to the Control Panel, go to mouse option, etc. Thank a lot!


user icon Anonymous on December 15th 2019

how do I do this.. (not good at configuational things)

user icon Anonymous on January 8th

Please release a version for Chromebook...
That's what we use at school!

user icon RIDDLER registered user on January 11th

I use the operating system's mouse options to change cursor roles instead. I do not need to use this software. However, this software is great.

user icon Anonymous on January 15th

plaes version for chromebook. I am in schuul and naed flaem sord cerser. pleassss :-( :-( :-( te sord, i naed. please. 8-) just like January 8th anon said, we use chrome OS. pleassss

user icon Anonymous on January 17th

thanks to the chromebook's need to avoid viruses from any download whatsoever,i cannot use the beautiful cursors i'd made. if you guys could somehow manage to make a version that is compatible with chromebook os, i'd be very thankful and happy <3

user icon Anonymous on February 13th

It works and its awesome!

user icon Anonymous on February 14th

wow! :-D

user icon Anonymous
I wish there were...