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Using Vista’s Cursors

Using Vista’s Cursors

Have you tried Windows Vista yet? If you have, you’ll probably agree that the cursors it offers are pretty darn cool! They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. So, to add on to that a little more, I have something special for you today! With this tip, I’m going to show you how you can use the Vista cursors right on your own computer, no matter what version of Windows you use. To find out more, make sure you keep reading!

1.) To get started, you’ll have to download the cursors from here.

2.) Save the compressed folder to your desktop. After it has downloaded, extract [1] (or unzip) the contents and place those on your desktop as well.

3.) The extracted folder will be named Aero Cursors (Aero is the interface used in Vista). Open that folder and then right click on the Install file. Then select Install. So, what’s happening here? Well, basically, the cursors are being installed to your computer so that you’ll be able to use them.

4.) Now, it’s time to open the cursors and check out what you’ve got! In order to open the cursors, go to Start, Control Panel.

5.) Go ahead and open up the Mouse Properties by double clicking the Mouse icon.

6.) A little box will then pop up. Select the Pointers tab, click on the drop down list and then select Aero Cursors (Alphablended). It will be the third option down.

7.) Now, select Apply and close out the Control Panel.

There you go. Isn’t that so cool and exciting?! This is all you have to do to change your cursors to the awesome themes that come along with Windows Vista. Give it a try today!

~ Dillan Patel