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Adding new pointer shemes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by celcius, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. celcius

    celcius Flightless Bird

    Hi all!
    With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a hand.
    I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    freebies.
    Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be sure
    they will work properly,please?
    Thanks,
    Marcel
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    celcius wrote:
    > Hi all!
    > With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    > hand.
    > I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    > There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    > freebies.
    > Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be
    > sure they will work properly,please?
    > Thanks,
    > Marcel


    Try looking under Ease of Access in your Win7 system
     
  3. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:hlgoot$cfe$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    > Hi all!
    > With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a hand.
    > I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    > There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    > freebies.
    > Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be sure
    > they will work properly,please?
    > Thanks,
    > Marcel
    >


    Have a look in Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse > Pointers.
    Whether they work OK or how you change them, I don't know.
     
  4. celcius

    celcius Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B7BEB0C.3050201@invalid.invalid...
    > celcius wrote:
    >> Hi all!
    >> With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    >> hand.
    >> I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    >> There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    >> freebies.
    >> Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be
    >> sure they will work properly,please?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Marcel

    >
    > Try looking under Ease of Access in your Win7 system


    Thanks Lou!
    I tied but the only thing it changes is size / colour, etc.
    I would like to add a few more (different) pointers such as the hand one I
    had in Win XP
    Marcel
     
  5. Lu Powell

    Lu Powell Flightless Bird

    Search Google for "mouse pointer collections". You will get over 600,000
    listings. Take your pick, wisely.


    "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hlgoot$cfe$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    > Hi all!
    > With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    > hand.
    > I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    > There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    > freebies.
    > Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be sure
    > they will work properly,please?
    > Thanks,
    > Marcel
     
  6. a@b.c

    a@b.c Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:51:37 -0500, "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >Hi all!
    >With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a hand.
    >I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    >There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    >freebies.
    >Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be sure
    >they will work properly,please?
    >Thanks,
    >Marcel



    Just copy the cursor files from your XP Windows\Cursors folder to your
    W7 Windows\Cursors folder.
     
  7. celcius

    celcius Flightless Bird

    "Lu Powell" <lupowell@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:y9Ten.52260$zN4.44383@newsfe05.iad...
    > Search Google for "mouse pointer collections". You will get over 600,000
    > listings. Take your pick, wisely.
    >
    >


    Right you are, Lu!
    I Googgled for those pointers, but it seems there is more trash in there
    than anything else.
    I guess the wise thing is to stick to what Win 7 offers [BG]
    Marcel
     
  8. celcius

    celcius Flightless Bird

    <a@b.c> wrote in message news:ip1on5diuk0k9rjvqps3141ndaap2medd7@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:51:37 -0500, "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Hi all!
    >>With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    >>hand.
    >>I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    >>There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    >>freebies.
    >>Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be sure
    >>they will work properly,please?
    >>Thanks,
    >>Marcel

    >
    >
    > Just copy the cursor files from your XP Windows\Cursors folder to your
    > W7 Windows\Cursors folder.
    >


    That's the first thing I did. They don't appear in the scheme window, nor in
    the choice of cursors...
    Marcel
     
  9. celcius

    celcius Flightless Bird

    "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hlh2k9$6i1$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    > <a@b.c> wrote in message
    > news:ip1on5diuk0k9rjvqps3141ndaap2medd7@4ax.com...
    >> On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:51:37 -0500, "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi all!
    >>>With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    >>>hand.
    >>>I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    >>>There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    >>>freebies.
    >>>Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be
    >>>sure
    >>>they will work properly,please?
    >>>Thanks,
    >>>Marcel

    >>
    >>
    >> Just copy the cursor files from your XP Windows\Cursors folder to your
    >> W7 Windows\Cursors folder.
    >>

    >
    > That's the first thing I did. They don't appear in the scheme window, nor
    > in the choice of cursors...
    > Marcel


    Sorry, let me rectify that.
    They do appear, but I have to choose them one by one, and I'm not quite sure
    which is which sometimes. For instance, I can choose a new cursor for
    "Normal select" but I'm not sure which one would apply.
    Marcel
     
  10. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hlh36k$a89$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    >
    > "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hlh2k9$6i1$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    >> <a@b.c> wrote in message
    >> news:ip1on5diuk0k9rjvqps3141ndaap2medd7@4ax.com...
    >>> On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:51:37 -0500, "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Hi all!
    >>>>With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    >>>>hand.
    >>>>I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    >>>>There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    >>>>freebies.
    >>>>Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be
    >>>>sure
    >>>>they will work properly,please?
    >>>>Thanks,
    >>>>Marcel
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Just copy the cursor files from your XP Windows\Cursors folder to your
    >>> W7 Windows\Cursors folder.
    >>>

    >>
    >> That's the first thing I did. They don't appear in the scheme window, nor
    >> in the choice of cursors...
    >> Marcel

    >
    > Sorry, let me rectify that.
    > They do appear, but I have to choose them one by one, and I'm not quite
    > sure which is which sometimes. For instance, I can choose a new cursor for
    > "Normal select" but I'm not sure which one would apply.


    "Don't like your mouse pointer? Why not change all your mouse cursors en
    masse by selecting a different colour scheme?

    Open Mouse Pointers from the Personalization Control Panel and pick a new
    scheme from the drop down list. If that is too drastic, you can also change
    individual pointers - select the unwanted cursor and click Browse to pick
    another, If you want to download new pointers from the web, try
    (www.goldfiles.com/cat.php?catid=31) make sure they are in CUR or ANI
    format. Don't forget to save your customisations as a new scheme."

    from Masterclass Library No. 4 - free with the Windows Magazine

    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  11. celcius

    celcius Flightless Bird

    "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message
    news:7u2l2eFfs8U1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    > "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hlh36k$a89$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    >>
    >> "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hlh2k9$6i1$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    >>> <a@b.c> wrote in message
    >>> news:ip1on5diuk0k9rjvqps3141ndaap2medd7@4ax.com...
    >>>> On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:51:37 -0500, "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hi all!
    >>>>>With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    >>>>>hand.
    >>>>>I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    >>>>>There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    >>>>>freebies.
    >>>>>Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be
    >>>>>sure
    >>>>>they will work properly,please?
    >>>>>Thanks,
    >>>>>Marcel
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Just copy the cursor files from your XP Windows\Cursors folder to your
    >>>> W7 Windows\Cursors folder.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> That's the first thing I did. They don't appear in the scheme window,
    >>> nor in the choice of cursors...
    >>> Marcel

    >>
    >> Sorry, let me rectify that.
    >> They do appear, but I have to choose them one by one, and I'm not quite
    >> sure which is which sometimes. For instance, I can choose a new cursor
    >> for "Normal select" but I'm not sure which one would apply.

    >
    > "Don't like your mouse pointer? Why not change all your mouse cursors en
    > masse by selecting a different colour scheme?
    >
    > Open Mouse Pointers from the Personalization Control Panel and pick a new
    > scheme from the drop down list. If that is too drastic, you can also
    > change individual pointers - select the unwanted cursor and click Browse
    > to pick another, If you want to download new pointers from the web, try
    > (www.goldfiles.com/cat.php?catid=31) make sure they are in CUR or ANI
    > format. Don't forget to save your customisations as a new scheme."
    >
    > from Masterclass Library No. 4 - free with the Windows Magazine
    >
    > --
    > --
    > https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


    Thanks Ophelia.
    I'll try that.
    Marcel
     
  12. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    On 2/17/2010 5:51 AM, celcius wrote:
    > Hi all!
    > With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    > hand.
    > I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    > There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    > freebies.
    > Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be
    > sure they will work properly,please?
    > Thanks,
    > Marcel


    I'm thinking that what you want is for the mouse pointer to turn to a
    hand when you pass over an icon or program, then single click.

    Go to Control Panel, Folder Options and Select Single Click.

    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  13. Zaidy036

    Zaidy036 Flightless Bird

    On 2/17/2010 12:16 PM, celcius wrote:
    >
    > "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message
    > news:7u2l2eFfs8U1@mid.individual.net...
    >>
    >> "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hlh36k$a89$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    >>>
    >>> "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hlh2k9$6i1$1@celcius.motzarella.org...
    >>>> <a@b.c> wrote in message
    >>>> news:ip1on5diuk0k9rjvqps3141ndaap2medd7@4ax.com...
    >>>>> On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:51:37 -0500, "celcius" <celcius38@hotmail.com>
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Hi all!
    >>>>>> With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which
    >>>>>> was a hand.
    >>>>>> I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't
    >>>>>> evident.
    >>>>>> There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of
    >>>>>> these
    >>>>>> freebies.
    >>>>>> Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and
    >>>>>> be sure
    >>>>>> they will work properly,please?
    >>>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>> Marcel
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Just copy the cursor files from your XP Windows\Cursors folder to your
    >>>>> W7 Windows\Cursors folder.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> That's the first thing I did. They don't appear in the scheme
    >>>> window, nor in the choice of cursors...
    >>>> Marcel
    >>>
    >>> Sorry, let me rectify that.
    >>> They do appear, but I have to choose them one by one, and I'm not
    >>> quite sure which is which sometimes. For instance, I can choose a new
    >>> cursor for "Normal select" but I'm not sure which one would apply.

    >>
    >> "Don't like your mouse pointer? Why not change all your mouse cursors
    >> en masse by selecting a different colour scheme?
    >>
    >> Open Mouse Pointers from the Personalization Control Panel and pick a
    >> new scheme from the drop down list. If that is too drastic, you can
    >> also change individual pointers - select the unwanted cursor and click
    >> Browse to pick another, If you want to download new pointers from the
    >> web, try (www.goldfiles.com/cat.php?catid=31) make sure they are in
    >> CUR or ANI format. Don't forget to save your customisations as a new
    >> scheme."
    >>
    >> from Masterclass Library No. 4 - free with the Windows Magazine
    >>
    >> --
    >> --
    >> https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/

    >
    > Thanks Ophelia.
    > I'll try that.
    > Marcel

    Stadock offers the free and paid versions of CursorFX at
    http://www.stardock.com/products/cursorfx/downloads.asp
     
  14. celcius

    celcius Flightless Bird

    "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    news:4b7c8068$0$9193$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > On 2/17/2010 5:51 AM, celcius wrote:
    >> Hi all!
    >> With Windows XP, I used to have different pointers, one of which was a
    >> hand.
    >> I did a search on Internet, but finding this simple hand isn't evident.
    >> There are all types of schemes, but I'm not confident in some of these
    >> freebies.
    >> Is there a way of adding new pointer schemes in Win7, 64 bits, and be
    >> sure they will work properly,please?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Marcel

    >
    > I'm thinking that what you want is for the mouse pointer to turn to a hand
    > when you pass over an icon or program, then single click.
    >
    > Go to Control Panel, Folder Options and Select Single Click.
    >
    > --
    > "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    > down to their level and beat you with experience."
    > Unknown
    >
    > http://www.bobhatch.com
    > http://www.tdsrvresort.com


    Thank You Bob and everyone who so graciously offered help.
    Take care,
    Marcel
     

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