Last updated by MooMoo on 4/14/14: added “cupid bow” cursor
Did you know that you can change your mouse pointer/cursor? Here is how I customized mine, on my Windows computer!
How to Use My Cursors
1. Visit my MediaFire folder by clicking here. MediaFire is a site where users can upload their stuff and allow other people to download it. Since I uploaded it from my own computer, no need to worry about viruses, the files are created by me! It’s kinda like PhotoBucket, but for files instead of pictures only.
Don’t download cursors from anywhere that you don’t trust, as you can easily get a virus. Scroll down to the “How to Make Your Own Cursors” section for the sites I use.
2. Choose a cursor that you want to download (to see previews of each cursor, scroll down to the Design Credits section of this post.) Wait for it to download.
3. Don’t open the file yet, you won’t be able to because it’s a .cur file. Instead, keep following these directions…
From this point on, I can only provide directions for Windows users, since I don’t use Macs. But I’m sure you Mac users can figure it out, try Googling it!
4. Go to the place where you change your mouse pointers. Just right-click your desktop, click Personalize, then Change mouse pointers.
You can also access this by: Start>Control Panel>Search:”mouse”>”Change how the mouse pointer looks,” but I thought this way might be easier.
5. Click on whichever cursor you want to customize. For example, I want to customize the “normal select” one. Then click Browse.
6. Find your Downloads folder, and the cursor you downloaded earlier will be there! Double click it!
7. Your “Normal Select” cursor will be changed, yay!
8. If you want to customize the other cursors (e.g. the default cursor for clicking on a link is a hand, but you can change it to something else!), repeat steps 5-6 (make sure that you’ve downloaded the cursors you want first). This is how mine looks like (yes I love Shingeki no Kyojin)
Notice how I did not customize every single one. Some of them, like the “Handwriting” cursor, are never used, so it would be pointless to customize it. I also kept the Text Select cursor for functionality.
9. Once you’re satisfied, click Apply, then Ok.
Yay, personalized cursors!
How to Make Your Own Cursors
I use these sites:
I haven’t provided a tutorial since both sites are very simple to use. Have fun, and maybe even share your creation with us!
Since I’m very bad at pixel art, I just Google “____ pixel art,” paste the image onto paint, and enlarge it, to see where every pixel goes. The cursor makers I use don’t allow you to just upload an image, so “modified from” means I got the idea elsewhere, used it as a template, and drew in the pixels. “Design by me” means I drew it from scratch 🙂
“Eren’s Key” modified from deviantArt’s CardCaptorHailey
“Eren’s Key Tilted” design by princess_moomoo
“Survey Corps Logo” design by princess_moomoo
“Shingeki Blade” found on cursor.cc
“Eren” found on cursor.cc
“Popsicle” modified from cursors4u.com
“Popsicle Eaten” modified from cursors4u.com
You can download these and use them yourself without crediting me, but PLEASE do not put them on your blog and say you made them. If you want to tell people on your blog, just paste the MediaFire link that I provided and credit me. If you want a cursor page on your blog, fine, as long as you use you do not copy the format of my page. Use your own pictures and ideas. Thanks.