Windows 10 Tutorials 138 – Change Mouse Pointer

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to change mouse pointer in Windows 10.

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A pointer is a graphical image on the monitor which will mirror the movements of your mouse, touchpad or stylus. The mouse pointer will change its image or animation depending on the application or on screen location of the mouse pointer on different applications.

Windows uses .ani and .cur files for mouse pointers. You can download new mouse pointer animation files and use them to replace the default animations by following these steps:

Change Mouse Pointer in Windows 10:

  1. Open Control Panel (small icons view) and click on the Mouse option.
  2. Click on the Pointers tab.
  3. To change all mouse pointers at one time, select a new pointers scheme under Scheme.
  4. To change a single pointer, select the mouse pointer from the Customize list. Click on the Browse button to browse for new pointer animation file.
  5. Click Apply button to save the settings.
  6. You can also save your new pointer scheme and switch back to it anytime you want. To save a scheme, click on Save As button under Scheme and enter name for new scheme.
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