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Anonymous
November 4, 2004 4:09:03 PM

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Hi, all! :-)

I downloaded an icon that I wanted for my cursor (it is a cursor)...after I
downloaded it....I opened it...and now I can't figure out how to get the icon
to "become" my cursor. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :-)

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November 4, 2004 5:38:33 PM

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Control Panel > Mouse > Pointers

"Ambience" <Ambience@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1CE53C19-398F-4AEC-BB38-488A80022A0E@microsoft.com...
> Hi, all! :-)
>
> I downloaded an icon that I wanted for my cursor (it is a cursor)...after
> I
> downloaded it....I opened it...and now I can't figure out how to get the
> icon
> to "become" my cursor. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :-)
Anonymous
November 4, 2004 8:26:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Cursors have a .cur extension.
They live here >>>
C:\WINDOWS\Cursors

Copy or move your downloaded file here >>>
C:\WINDOWS\Cursors

To change the appearance of your mouse pointer
Open mouse...
Start | Run | Type: control mouse | OK |
Pointers tab |
Do one or both of the following:
To change all of your pointers at one time, select a new scheme under
Scheme.
To change one pointer, select it in the Customize list. Click Browse, and
then double-click the name of the new pointer you want to use for that task.

[[A pointer scheme is any combination of pointers used on your desktop. You
can change any number of pointers and then save them as a new scheme by
clicking Save As under Scheme. The new scheme will appear in the list under
Scheme. ]]


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:1CE53C19-398F-4AEC-BB38-488A80022A0E@microsoft.com,
Ambience <Ambience@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi, all! :-)
>
> I downloaded an icon that I wanted for my cursor (it is a
> cursor)...after I downloaded it....I opened it...and now I can't
> figure out how to get the icon to "become" my cursor. Any help
> would be greatly appreciated! :-)
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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 6:36:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thank you so very much, Jerry and Wes! When I got to the control panel
(mouse) I realized that I had saved my cursor in a different file...so I
found it and moved it. And now I have my cursor. Thank you so much! :-) God
bless you!!

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Cursors have a .cur extension.
> They live here >>>
> C:\WINDOWS\Cursors
>
> Copy or move your downloaded file here >>>
> C:\WINDOWS\Cursors
>
> To change the appearance of your mouse pointer
> Open mouse...
> Start | Run | Type: control mouse | OK |
> Pointers tab |
> Do one or both of the following:
> To change all of your pointers at one time, select a new scheme under
> Scheme.
> To change one pointer, select it in the Customize list. Click Browse, and
> then double-click the name of the new pointer you want to use for that task.
>
> [[A pointer scheme is any combination of pointers used on your desktop. You
> can change any number of pointers and then save them as a new scheme by
> clicking Save As under Scheme. The new scheme will appear in the list under
> Scheme. ]]
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:1CE53C19-398F-4AEC-BB38-488A80022A0E@microsoft.com,
> Ambience <Ambience@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Hi, all! :-)
> >
> > I downloaded an icon that I wanted for my cursor (it is a
> > cursor)...after I downloaded it....I opened it...and now I can't
> > figure out how to get the icon to "become" my cursor. Any help
> > would be greatly appreciated! :-)
>
>
November 5, 2004 2:45:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I don't know what cursors you're using, but you can find more customizable
cursors here: http://www.stardock.com/products/cursorxp/ ,
http://www.download.com/3000-2317-10070056.html?part=80... .
It's free program and works well on my XP systems.

--
Curt.


"Ambience" <Ambience@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1CE53C19-398F-4AEC-BB38-488A80022A0E@microsoft.com...
> Hi, all! :-)
>
> I downloaded an icon that I wanted for my cursor (it is a cursor)...after
> I
> downloaded it....I opened it...and now I can't figure out how to get the
> icon
> to "become" my cursor. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :-)
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 1:04:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Keep having fun! ;-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:9B90E67B-B735-4C8C-BFEC-9176B38601FE@microsoft.com,
Ambience <Ambience@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Thank you so very much, Jerry and Wes! When I got to the control
> panel (mouse) I realized that I had saved my cursor in a different
> file...so I found it and moved it. And now I have my cursor. Thank
> you so much! :-) God bless you!!
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Cursors have a .cur extension.
>> They live here >>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\Cursors
>>
>> Copy or move your downloaded file here >>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\Cursors
>>
>> To change the appearance of your mouse pointer
>> Open mouse...
>> Start | Run | Type: control mouse | OK |
>> Pointers tab |
>> Do one or both of the following:
>> To change all of your pointers at one time, select a new scheme under
>> Scheme.
>> To change one pointer, select it in the Customize list. Click
>> Browse, and then double-click the name of the new pointer you want
>> to use for that task.
>>
>> [[A pointer scheme is any combination of pointers used on your
>> desktop. You can change any number of pointers and then save them as
>> a new scheme by clicking Save As under Scheme. The new scheme will
>> appear in the list under Scheme. ]]
>>
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> Wes
>>
>> In news:1CE53C19-398F-4AEC-BB38-488A80022A0E@microsoft.com,
>> Ambience <Ambience@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Hi, all! :-)
>>>
>>> I downloaded an icon that I wanted for my cursor (it is a
>>> cursor)...after I downloaded it....I opened it...and now I can't
>>> figure out how to get the icon to "become" my cursor. Any help
>>> would be greatly appreciated! :-)
!