Windows Vista: Customize the Mouse Pointer
Windows Vista displays a set of standard cursors for any application you are working on. These cursors or mouse pointers are available for all applications. Each standard cursor appears with a corresponding mouse pointer image. The shape of the mouse pointer image will vary depending on the location of the mouse pointer.
The mouse pointer appears as a small white arrow highlighted with black outline when it appears on white background. You may also notice that often the mouse pointer appears as ‘I’ or as an I-beam. On the other hand, the caret pointer refers to the vertical bar which appears when you type anything on a text box or a text editor.
Windows Vista will allow customizing mouse pointers. If you are looking for a how-to guide to customize mouse pointers then, follow these steps given below.
- Click the ‘Start’ button and click ‘Control Panel’
- Click ‘Hardware and Sound’, and then click ‘Mouse’.
- Click the ‘Pointers’ tab, and then:
- To give all of your pointers a new look, click the ‘Scheme list’, and then click a new mouse pointer scheme.
- To change an individual pointer, click the pointer you want to change in the ‘Customize list’, click ‘Browse’, click the pointer you want to use, and then click ‘Open’.
- Click ‘OK’.
By following these steps explained in this video below and steps stated above you can customize the mouse pointer in Windows Vista -based PC without any hassles.