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How do you colour the mouse pointer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frank Martin, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    I have WindowsXP SP3

    I have a larger screen and I use the largest pointer
    available in Microsoft Mouse.

    Is there any way to colour it bright yellow (like tennis
    balls) to make it more visible?

    Frank
     
  2. gary

    gary Flightless Bird

    Right click on your desktop and choose Personalize from the menu a new window will open and in there will be an option called Mouse Pointers on the Pointers Tab the 3D Bronze scheme has a bright yellow pointer, go through the list though you might find one you like better. Hope that helps :smile:
     
  3. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > I have WindowsXP SP3
    >
    > I have a larger screen and I use the largest pointer
    > available in Microsoft Mouse.
    >
    > Is there any way to colour it bright yellow (like tennis
    > balls) to make it more visible?
    >
    > Frank

    =================================
    Maybe the following link would be worth a look:

    Windows XP - Making the pointer more visible
    http://www.bltt.org/accessibility/winxp/mouse_visibility.htm

    --

    J. Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  4. gary

    gary Flightless Bird

    Sorry my instructions were for Vista, should have checked the forum name better
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    Thanks, I'll check it out.

    "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote in message
    news:ubVXZ1b3KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Frank Martin wrote:
    >> I have WindowsXP SP3
    >>
    >> I have a larger screen and I use the largest pointer
    >> available in Microsoft Mouse.
    >>
    >> Is there any way to colour it bright yellow (like tennis
    >> balls) to make it more visible?
    >>
    >> Frank

    > =================================
    > Maybe the following link would be worth a look:
    >
    > Windows XP - Making the pointer more visible
    > http://www.bltt.org/accessibility/winxp/mouse_visibility.htm
    >
    > --
    >
    > J. Inzer MS-MVP
    > Digital Media Experience
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    <undisclosed> wrote in message
    news:ffff10e6d6b9c1c5ebb284f8801a49ef@nntp-gateway.com...
    >
    > Right click on your desktop and choose Personalize from
    > the menu a new
    > window will open and in there will be an option called
    > Mouse Pointers on
    > the Pointers Tab the 3D Bronze scheme has a bright yellow
    > pointer, go
    > through the list though you might find one you like
    > better. Hope that
    > helps :smile:
    >
    >
    > --
    > gary


    Thanks, I found something in the Microsoft Mouse dialogues.
    "Show the position of the mouse when the ctrl key is
    pressed."

    It gives a transient bullseye to show where it is.

    Frank
     
  7. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    "Frank Martin" <fm@general.com.au> wrote in message
    news:-OJPISgc3KHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks, I'll check it out.
    >
    > "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote in message
    > news:ubVXZ1b3KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Frank Martin wrote:
    >>> I have WindowsXP SP3
    >>>
    >>> I have a larger screen and I use the largest pointer
    >>> available in Microsoft Mouse.
    >>>
    >>> Is there any way to colour it bright yellow (like tennis
    >>> balls) to make it more visible?
    >>>
    >>> Frank

    >> =================================
    >> Maybe the following link would be worth a look:
    >>
    >> Windows XP - Making the pointer more visible
    >> http://www.bltt.org/accessibility/winxp/mouse_visibility.htm



    I checked it out and it works. Though the pointer is rather
    small. I've gone for yellow.
     
  8. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > I have WindowsXP SP3
    >
    > I have a larger screen and I use the largest pointer
    > available in Microsoft Mouse.
    >
    > Is there any way to colour it bright yellow (like tennis
    > balls) to make it more visible?
    >
    > Frank


    Use an icon editor to open the file of the cursor you want to use and color
    it anything you want. You can also use the editor to make your own - any
    size, any shape - or to enlarge the existing one.

    Cursor files are in Windows/cursors.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

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  9. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Flying Flightless Bird

    What's wrong with white ? ;) :)

    Bye,
    Skybuck ;) =D
     
  10. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    Where is icon editor?

    How can I set/create a picture or graphic of mine as an icon and apply it to
    programs? Do I need a certain size or will it fit the size automatically? I'v
    had problems with my Microsoft Zune not fitting the graphics for my mp3's.
    But I'v also had this problem with other programs.

    Thank you.
     
  11. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Brian V wrote:
    > Where is icon editor?


    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...are&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=icon+editor&gs_rfai=

    If you don't mind buying one, Microangelo is good.
    http://www.microangelo.us/icon-editor.asp
    ______________________

    > How can I set/create a picture or graphic of mine as an icon and
    > apply it to programs?


    You can turn a graphic into an icon with many - but not all - icon editors
    but it won't work very well because icons are small, graphics big so the
    resulting icon is usually unrecognizable. Much better to just make your own
    icons or download them from the internet.

    More info...
    http://www.microangelo.us/xpref/How-to-make-icons.asp
    ___________________

    > Do I need a certain size or will it fit the
    > size automatically?


    You decide on the icon size when you make it...from 16x16 pixels up to
    (IIRC) 256x256.


    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:%23tX7nXi3KHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Frank Martin wrote:
    >> I have WindowsXP SP3
    >>
    >> I have a larger screen and I use the largest pointer
    >> available in Microsoft Mouse.
    >>
    >> Is there any way to colour it bright yellow (like tennis
    >> balls) to make it more visible?
    >>
    >> Frank

    >
    > Use an icon editor to open the file of the cursor you want
    > to use and color it anything you want. You can also use
    > the editor to make your own - any size, any shape - or to
    > enlarge the existing one.
    >
    > Cursor files are in Windows/cursors.
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH



    Thanks. I have "Axialis" icon editor, but all the
    Windows/Cursor/*.* have a file extension of *.cur.

    How can I change *.cur to *.ico?

    Frank
     
  13. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23tX7nXi3KHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Frank Martin wrote:
    >>> I have WindowsXP SP3
    >>>
    >>> I have a larger screen and I use the largest pointer
    >>> available in Microsoft Mouse.
    >>>
    >>> Is there any way to colour it bright yellow (like tennis
    >>> balls) to make it more visible?
    >>>
    >>> Frank

    >>
    >> Use an icon editor to open the file of the cursor you want
    >> to use and color it anything you want. You can also use
    >> the editor to make your own - any size, any shape - or to
    >> enlarge the existing one.
    >>
    >> Cursor files are in Windows/cursors.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> dadiOH

    >
    >
    > Thanks. I have "Axialis" icon editor, but all the
    > Windows/Cursor/*.* have a file extension of *.cur.
    >
    > How can I change *.cur to *.ico?


    Have you tried just opening a cursor file with your program? Manyt will.
    You can also open cursor files with numerous graphic programs - including
    IrfanView - and save them as ico, jpg, bmp, etc. However, you may not be
    able to get it back to cursor format.

    The main difference between an icon and a cursor is the "hot spot" in a
    cursor. The hot spot of a cursor is the pixel location that Windows sends
    to a program as a user moves the cursor or clicks a mouse button. For
    example, the hot spot pixel of an arrow cursor would be the pixel location
    at the "point" of the arrow. Editors that will handle cursors let you
    select the hot spot.

    If your program won't do cursors, check out this...
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...&aq=4&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=how+to+edit+cu&gs_rfai=

    and these
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...snum=0&ct=broad-revision&cd=1&ved=0CDIQ1QIoAA

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...snum=0&ct=broad-revision&cd=1&ved=0CCsQ1QIoAA

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  14. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

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