Guide to Changing Mouse Pointer Icon on Windows 10

Discover the process to give your Windows 10 computer a personalized touch: learn how to change the mouse pointer icon! This article will show you the steps you need to take in order to customize your user experience.


How to Change the Default Mouse Pointer

To change the default mouse pointer on Windows 10, follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings window. In the Windows Settings window, select Devices.

Select Devices

Step 2: Select the Mouse tab in the left column, then click Additional mouse options under Related Settings.

Select Additional mouse options

Step 3: In the Mouse Properties window, select the Pointers tab. Choose a new mouse pointer from the drop-down menu under Scheme.

Select new mouse icon

Step 4: Select the desired size for the mouse pointer icon and click Apply to save the changes. You can also resize the mouse pointer for better visibility if needed.

How to Customize the Mouse Pointer

If you want to change individual pointers, follow these steps:

Step 1: In the Customize section of the Mouse Properties window, select the cursor you want to change. There are 15 types of pointers for different functions in Windows 10.

Select Browser

To select a custom cursor, click Browser. You will see a folder with various cursor options.

Step 2: Select a pointer type that matches the function and click Open to apply the new icon.

Select Open

Repeat this process to change other pointer icons and click Apply on the Mouse Properties window to save them.

How to Download More Mouse Pointer Icons

You can download additional cursor icons from sites like the Open Cursor Library or use programs like Stardock’s CursorsFX. These icons can be easily applied to change the mouse pointer.

Download more mouse pointer icons

If you have individual cursor icons, you can manually install them by copying their image files to the Cursors folder located at “C:WindowsCursors”. However, make sure to scan these files for viruses before downloading them.

Above are the steps to change the mouse pointer icon on Windows 10. Follow the instructions and enjoy your new mouse pointer!