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 "MyCursorSet.zip"). 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 June 19th

How do you put custom cursors on a Gaia Online profile?

user icon Anonymous on June 23rd

I want to do on ipad mini on puffin brower please respawn soon

user icon Anonymous on June 24th

You cant do it for puffin, i have a mini and used puffin. The only way to do it is to download iExplorer or iFunbox, I prefer iExplorer. Go through the files of puffin web browser and find the folder with the cursor. Then delete that cursor, right click on the empty folder and add files. Find your cursor and import it. BUT you have to rename it as the old one or else puffin will crash whenever you try to use it

user icon Anonymous on June 26th

ahh i wanted to knaw that how to use it for windows 8 :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

user icon Anonymous on June 29th

what about chromebook?

user icon Anonymous on June 29th

i'm trying to change the place where the cursor clicks to the middle instead of the top left, can someone help?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on June 29th

sure, use the hotspot tool in the cursor maker

user icon Pasquale registered user on July 4th

Here's how you download a cursor, click the name and download it. Go to where you downloaded it (Or just click the arrow button and click Open In Folder if your using Google Chrome) and right click and go to 'Open with...' then select 'Default program'. Click 7-Zip and click accept. (If a window pops up, close it. You don't have to do this again to other cursors, only if your a first user. If 7-Zip dose not show up, get it at the bottom of this comment). Then right click the file again and 'Copy' it. Go to Start, Computer, Local Disk, Windows, Cursors, then paste it in there. Do this for all the cursor sets you may want.Then go to Start,Control Panel, then click Personalization,then click Change Mouse Pointers. Then click a default cursor and then click browse. Find your cursor (Search if needed) then click it then accept or apply it. Don't worry! It's hard to install it, it to me a couple hours! I understand if you don't know how. Not everyone's a master with files. (Not saying I am)

Hope this helped! :-)

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For all of you that have Windows 7 and don' t know how to change your pointer, this is how I did it. I have Windows 7 professional and I downloaded my custom cursor with no problem. But then, I couldn' t figure out how to set it as my cursor. Go to to Devices and Printers, then two icons pop up. One is Laptop and the other one is USB OPTICAL MOUSE (That' s what mouse I use). Right-click the USB OPTICAL MOUSE (Or whatever you use) icon and click on Mouse settings (it was on the top of the right-click menu for me) and then a window pops up. On top of the window you are on Buttons so click the one next to it, Pointers. Then, click on which cursor you want to change (Normal seoect one, loading one..) and then if you want to apply the cursor you made on thi awesome site, jut click browe and find it then apply. This is how I did it and it worked 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) If you have this problem and didn' t understand me, send me a message (mail) on techcrack12345@gmail.com

(Another kind of steps if mine didn't work)

user icon Anonymous on July 9th

i could only download 2 on windows 8 :-)

user icon Anonymous on July 26th

Help!!! I cant do it! The steps dont work! I tried the steps in the comments but they dont work! PLEASE HELP ME! Msg me at jpsantos217@gmail.com.

user icon Anonymous
Vista & Win 7 icons
I wish there were...
What about ICL files?