How to Import a Custom Mouse Cursor on Windows 11

How to Import a Custom Mouse Cursor on Windows 11

How to Import a Custom Mouse Cursor on Windows 11

Windows, as an operating system, allows its users to personalize their experience in many ways. One method of doing so is importing a custom mouse cursor scheme. This allows you to change the cursor library images to something else entirely.

There are two ways to achieve this. The first is to import a fully designed custom scheme. Most mouse schemes follow a theme, and each aspect of the mouse cursor will fit that theme.


There are a few default cursor options in Windows 11 if you want to change how the mouse pointer looks. You can choose from these default options and change the color and size of the cursor. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Click on the Start button in the taskbar and launch the Settings app.

Alternatively, you can use the search bar to look for Settings.

Step 2:
Navigate to the Accessibility option using the pane on the left.

Step 3:
Scroll down to the ‘Mouse pointer and touch’ section and click on it.

Step 4:
You can choose from 4 types of mouse pointers. Click on the one you like to see it in effect.

Step 5: Use the slider under the cursor style options to adjust the size of the mouse pointer.

Step 6: The right-most mouse pointer style supports different colors. If the option is available, you will see a color palette to choose from.

Step 7: Scroll down and click on Text cursor to modify it.

Step 8:
You can enable or disable the text cursor indicator and change the color and size.

Step 9: There’s also a slider at the bottom to adjust the thickness of the text cursor.

Windows 11 offers the options shown above as the default style and alterations.. However, you can go one step further and change the mouse cursor to a custom icon or image of your choice. You won’t have to limit yourself to the four available options. Here’s how to do it.

If you love customizing the interface as per your choices, Windows 11 does let you completely change the mouse pointer’s look and shape as well.

How to add a custom icon as your mouse pointer in Windows 11

Step 1: Download a custom cursor pack or an icon that you wish to use as your cursor. There are plenty that you can find on the internet from various sources. If you don’t want to download third-party options, there are some icons by default that you can use in Windows 11.

Step 2: Click on the Start button in the taskbar and launch the Settings app.

Step 3:
Navigate to Bluetooth & devices in the left pane.

Step 4: Scroll down and select the Mouse option on the right.

Step 5: Click on Additional mouse settings.

Step 6:
This will bring up a dialog box with Mouse Properties. You can change advanced settings related to the mouse cursor from the window.

Step 7: Click on the Pointers tab at the top.

Step 8: In the Customize section, click on the cursor type that you want to change. You can change all the cursor types listed here.

Step 9: Once you’ve selected the pointer to change, click on Browse.

A file explorer window should pop up now. If you have downloaded a third-party cursor pack, you can navigate to the folder it is saved in. Else, you can use the cursor options listed by default.

Step 10: Select the mouse pointer you want to use and then click on Open.

Windows will change the mouse pointer to your pick. You may continue to select other options. Leave them as they are if you’re done making changes.

Step 11:
After changing all the desired cursors, click on Apply and then on OK.

Done! Change your User Interface

And that’s all you need to know when it comes to customizing your cursor in Windows 11 or Windows 10. Customizing your cursor not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your device but also makes it easier for you to maneuver through the windows and complete tasks both effectively and efficiently.
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