Im new to windows 8 (my XP machine has all but died!) and was disappointed with the range of cursors available. But then Google brought me here!
I LOVE the media centre aero colored which I downloaded but then my laptop asked me what it should open the file with ..........um..........sorry Im not too clever with the technicalities, please could you tell me know how to do it?
Hi there, welcome to the forums!
That cursor is one of my favorites as well.
Sorry there are no instructions (yet) but I'll show you how it's done here in this post.
There are even ways to install the theme through inf files or registry settings but I'll cover the usual / manual install.
Changing the cursor (theme) workaround:
To use the new file(s) first unzip/open the downloaded file. There you find a folder and/or in that folder the needed files. Then you can place those (extracted) files, the static (*.cur), or animated files, in this case, (*.ani) anywhere you want (Windows cursors are placed in "C:\Windows\Cursors" so this might be the ideal place where you'll need to browse to the files).
You then need to access mouse settings from Control Panel -> Mouse or by right clicking on the Desktop -> Personalization
That will open the cursor settings then go to pointers:
You can double-click the ones needed to be changed or select each one and go to browse. Here we browse to our cursor folder needed (where you placed the extracted cursor files).
After all is changed you can even save (see below: select "save-as" and enter a theme name) the cursor theme (scheme) as a new scheme and the settings will be kept for later use, in case the cursors get changed by you or the Windows Themes.
Hope this helps.
- Windows 10 x64
- Computer type
- System Manufacturer/Model
- HP Envy DV6 7250
- Intel i7-3630QM
- HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
- Graphics Card(s)
- Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
- Sound Card
- IDT HD Audio
- Monitor(s) Displays
- 15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
- Screen Resolution
- multiple resolutions
- Hard Drives
- Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
- 120W adapter
- laptop cooling pad
- Backlit built-in + big one in USB
- SteelSeries Sensei
- Internet Speed
- slow and steady
- Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
- Windows Defender
- Other Info
- That's basically it.