1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       14 Sep 2016 #1

    Mouse Pointers


    I have changed my mouse pointer to a large black arrow. Named the theme and saved it

    Frequently I boot up or start an application and the pointer has changed to the default theme. My named theme is in the list and I an select it and I have the large black arrow back. Can I make this theme persistent or make it default?


    Bill
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 808
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       14 Sep 2016 #2

    blockie said: View Post
    I have changed my mouse pointer to a large black arrow. Named the theme and saved it

    Frequently I boot up or start an application and the pointer has changed to the default theme. My named theme is in the list and I an select it and I have the large black arrow back. Can I make this theme persistent or make it default?


    Bill
    Hi there,

    Are you talking about a windows theme or a cursor theme/scheme?

    Keep in mind that custom cursors need to be saved in a scheme.
    Have you saved the cursor 'scheme' before saving a theme?

    A theme uses one or more wallpapers, sounds, icons, colors and a cursor scheme.
    Though I might not be entirely correct: separate cursors can be added in a theme; but creating a scheme first is always better.

    I recommend you check second post here:
    Custom Cursors - Windows 10 Forums

    And take a look at the tutorial:
    Mouse Pointers - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Cheers!
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 808
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       14 Sep 2016 #3

    In case you're still looking regarding the boot:

    The installed cursor is only selected for the current user.
    If you boot up your PC or check at login screen, you'll always see the default (white) system cursor.
    This is because the visible cursor is the default one for the system. If you need other cursor during boot, you'll need to make that cursor's scheme default via the registry.

    An example is provided as reg file(s) in my Aero7-Red Remastered cursor note at bottom of the post.
    Those work for the provided cursor schemes so you get the idea.

    Caution:
    If you plan to edit some reg files, be advised.
    Applying bad registry files may not be healthy at all for the system. Handle with care.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       15 Sep 2016 #4

    Changing the default sounds like the way to go. However, your instruction don't say where to extract the zip file to. Or I can"t find it. Please let me know the destination.

    Bill
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 808
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       16 Sep 2016 #5

    The zip is in the note:
    set-aero-red-as-default.zip

    The extraction location is not important; files can be deleted after they get applied. Extract it wherever you like (downloads, desktop...).
    Those are built for the provided Red cursor themes. You cannot edit the reg directly unless you're a good in hexadecimal.
    But you can get the location, to go and modify directly in the registry.
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