Downloading and Using Cursors from Library

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Downloading cursors or cursor sets

The cursor library contains both standalone cursors and cursor sets. A cursor set contains multiple cursors with similar style.

To download a cursor click on its file name (for example "MyCursor.cur"), not on its preview image. Your internet browser displays a dialog asking you what it should do with the clicked file. Pick the option that saves the cursor to your computer. If for your browser does not display the download dialog, right-click on the cursor name and select "Save target as..." or "Save link as..." or similar command (the exact wording depends on your browser). Your browser may also ask you to pick a location on your computer to save the file to. You can select any folder, just remember which one you selected - you will need to know where the cursor is to customize your active mouse cursor.

Click on cursor name to download it
If you are having trouble downloading cursors, right-click on cursor's file name and choose "Save target as" from context menu.

Cursor sets are downloaded similarly to cursors - just click on the cursor set name (for example ""). Cursors are stored in a zipped archive and you will need to extract individual cursors before you can use them. If you are not sure what .zip means or how to extract files from a zip archive, stick with downloading individual cursors one by one.

Changing your active cursor

Changing cursor is NOT as simple as double-clicking it. Windows uses different cursors in different situations. You may change cursor for each role in Control Panel. If you change your cursors often, consider using this freeware utility. It can save you a lot of time.

Using Control Panel to change cursor

First, make sure, you have already downloaded the cursor to your computer as described above and you know in which folder the cursor file is.

Follow these steps (assuming you have Windows XP):

  1. In Start menu, click on Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click Mouse. Switch to classic view or navigate to Hardware and Devices section if you do not see the Mouse icon.
  3. Switch to Pointer tab.
  4. Select a cursor to modify and click on Browse button.
  5. Navigate to the downloaded cursor.
  6. Repeat for another cursor role and then click OK.
Control Panel with Mouse properties highlighted
Double click the Mouse icon to display Mouse Properties and then switch to Pointers tab.
Changing pointers in Mouse properties dialog
Select a pointer role to replace, click on Browse, and navigate to your downloaded cursor.

When changing pointers, you can see a preview of the frames of a cursor. Be aware that the preview is not accurate, it dos not respect frame duration and sequence.

Protecting yourself from viruses

Cursors are sometimes associated with malware. Here is a guide how to protect youself from a cursor virus.

Uploading cursors to the library

You can create your own cursors and upload them using RealWorld Cursor Editor.

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user icon Anonymous on January 7th


user icon Anonymous on January 9th

I don't see mouse on the control panel. :-( Is it anywhere else?

The cursors I downloaded aren't there. :/

Oh yeah, I found the first problem I had by searching in start.

user icon jujulima registered user on January 9th

o anonimo eu sou menor que você e você não sabe seu burro
olha só irei te explicar criança de dois anos você aperta no seu windows la na barra de tarefas e vai em painel de controle la em pesquisar você coloca mouse e aperta vai em ponteiro ai la embaixo de tudo vai estar escrito procurar ai você vai em dowloads e pronto e assim que e o meu o meu e o windows 7 mais acho que funciona no seu tambe
dinadda burro kkkk :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

user icon Anonymous on January 10th

;-( im really confused...

user icon Anonymous on January 14th

im fricken confused

user icon Anonymous on January 17th

u can right click and open personalize, to the top left you can configure the cursor

user icon Anonymous on January 17th

can u do it on mac?

user icon Anonymous on January 18th


user icon Anonymous on January 20th

toooooo goooood

user icon Anonymous about 8 hours ago

How do i do this with mac?

user icon Anonymous
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