Make cursor bigger without changing display scale?

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  1. Posts : 24
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    Make cursor bigger without changing display scale?


    Hi, I'm wondering if there's a way to make the cursor bigger without changing my display size. I also use a custom cursor that I'd like to keep. The cursor only gets bigger if I change my display scale. Any registry hacks or something?

    Thanks. =)
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    Change Mouse Cursor size and color: Settings > Ease of Access > Mouse pointer

    Change Text Cursor size and color: Settings > Ease of Access > Text cursor

    Make cursor bigger without changing display scale?-2023-07-21-00_43_55-settings.jpg
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    MisterEd said:
    Change Mouse Cursor size and color: Settings > Ease of Access > Mouse pointer

    Change Text Cursor size and color: Settings > Ease of Access > Text cursor

    Make cursor bigger without changing display scale?-2023-07-21-00_43_55-settings.jpg
    Hi, unfortunately that didn't work. It got rid of my custom mouse pointer. Any way to enlarge my custom mouse pointer? Thanks =)
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    @Redblade8

    You will probably need to make your custom cursor larger, then.
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  5. Posts : 24
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    Ghot said:
    @Redblade8

    You will probably need to make your custom cursor larger, then.
    Hi, sorry. I didn't mention in my first post that the mouse pointer stays the same size even after I make the mouse pointer bigger.

    The only exception to this is if I go into display settings, & move the display scale to 200% instead of 175%.

    I've attached the mouse pointer I enlarged here: newspin.zip
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    Redblade8 said:
    Hi, sorry. I didn't mention in my first post that the mouse pointer stays the same size even after I make the mouse pointer bigger.

    The only exception to this is if I go into display settings, & move the display scale to 200% instead of 175%.


    You mention a custom cursor... IF you have "created" the cursor, you should be able to make just the cursor bigger.
    IF you haven't "created" the cursor, I would check at where ever you got the cursor, for a larger one.
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  7. Posts : 24
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    Ghot said:
    You mention a custom cursor... IF you have "created" the cursor, you should be able to make just the cursor bigger.
    IF you haven't "created" the cursor, I would check at where ever you got the cursor, for a larger one.
    The mouse pointer I attached to the last post is 232 x 232 pixels wide. However Windows still displays it as much smaller.

    I have a 4k resolution screen, so 175% scaled is what I use. The size of the mouse pointer that I want is when the screen is 200% scaled.

    Is having the mouse pointer as big as at 200% not possible at 175%?

    Thank you! It's much appreciated =)
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    Redblade8 said:
    The mouse pointer I attached to the last post is 232 x 232 pixels wide. However Windows still displays it as much smaller.

    I have a 4k resolution screen, so 175% scaled is what I use. The size of the mouse pointer that I want is when the screen is 200% scaled.

    Is having the mouse pointer as big as at 200% not possible at 175%?

    Thank you! It's much appreciated =)



    You can use Realworld Cursor Editor to edit your custom cursor... get the portable version.


    RealWorld Cursor Editor - make animated cursors
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    Ghot said:
    You can use Realworld Cursor Editor to edit your custom cursor... get the portable version.


    RealWorld Cursor Editor - make animated cursors
    Thanks! I'll try that & report back. ^^

    I tried out the software, but the cursor size is still the same.

    I think it's a Windows limitation. It's mentioned in the program that Windows resizes all cursors to 48 x 48.

    Another link mentions what cursor sizes are possible on high DPI screens. winapi - HOWTO get normal size cursor on high DPI monitor? - Stack Overflow

    Unsure what else can be done. v-v
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    Redblade8 said:
    Thanks! I'll try that & report back. ^^

    I tried out the software, but the cursor size is still the same.

    I think it's a Windows limitation. It's mentioned in the program that Windows resizes all cursors to 48 x 48.

    Another link mentions what cursor sizes are possible on high DPI screens. winapi - HOWTO get normal size cursor on high DPI monitor? - Stack Overflow

    Unsure what else can be done. v-v



    I've never messed around with cursors. 48x48 is the size of the whole image. It's the "frame" so to speak.
    You need to change the size of the image that's IN the 48x48 frame without changing the frame size.




    On ElevenForum, the guy that made this topic may be able to help...

    Custom Icons for Windows 11 Thread (Folders, Dropbox, Google Drive, Podcasts, NVME Drive, Steam, Adobe) | Windows 11 Forum


    It may take him a while to respond, he only drops in every now and then.
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