How to Change Mouse Pointers Scheme on Windows 11?

Windows 11 lets you personalize several settings, including changing mouse cursor color and size according to your needs. You can customize the pointer theme/scheme and even download and install cursor schemes; just as you did in the previous Windows versions.

Windows 11 comes with a few built-in cursor schemes that let you change the default appearance of the mouse pointer. It allows you to change the color (white, black, or inverted) and size (default, large, or extra-large). If you are not happy with the default Mouse Cursor Theme, you can change it using the Settings app.

How to Change Mouse Cursor Theme on Windows 11?

To change the mouse cursor theme, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Select Bluetooth & devices category from the left sidebar when Windows Settings opens.

Step 3. On the right sidebar, click the Mouse tab.

Step 4. Now, click on the Additional mouse settings option under the Related settings section.

Step 5. Once done, the Mouse Properties dialog opens. Navigate to the Pointers tab.

Step 6. Select a scheme from the dropdown menu of Scheme that you want to use.

Step 7 . Click Apply.

Step 8. Click OK.

That’s it. Now selected mouse scheme will be applied, and you can see them on your screen.

How to Create a Custom Cursor Scheme on Windows 11?

In a mouse pointers scheme, you may like most cursors but not all that Windows uses. If you want, you can change the individual cursors of a scheme. For your information, each scheme includes 17 cursors that apply to different circumstances actions when hovering over things on your screen. After customizing a scheme, you can save it to the list of usable schemes. To do that, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Select Bluetooth & devices category from the left sidebar when Windows Settings opens.

Step 3. On the right sidebar, click the Mouse tab.

Step 4. Now, click on the Additional mouse settings option under the Related settings section.

Step 5. Once done, the Mouse Properties dialog opens. Navigate to the Pointers tab.

Step 6. Select a scheme from the dropdown menu of Scheme that you want to use.

Step 7. From the list of cursors under the Customise section, select any you want to change. Then click the Browse button.

Step 8. Now, File Explorer will open to the system folder that stores all the cursors available for each scheme. Here, you will find two types of files: .cur and .ani. The former is a static cursor image, and the latter is an animated cursor image. While the majority of cursors are static, a few are animated (aero_busy and aero_working). Select the cursor you want to replace and click the Open button.

If you need to change more cursors, repeat the steps from 5 to 8.

Step 9. When done, click the Save as button.

Step 10. Name the scheme and then click OK.

Step 11. Click Apply.

Step 12. Click OK.

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