Allow or Prevent Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 10  

    Allow or Prevent Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 10

    Allow or Prevent Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 10

    How to Allow or Prevent Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    04 Jan 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Allow or Prevent Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 10

    In Windows, you can use themes to help make your desktop feel a little more personal. Themes change the desktop background, colors, sounds, screen saver, and pointers on your PC all at once, and you can switch between themes as often as you like.

    This tutorial will show you how to prevent or allow themes to change mouse pointers for your account in Windows 10.

    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes

    ThemeChangesMousePointers DWORD

    0 = Prevent
    1 = Allow




    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (allow) or step 3 (prevent) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Allow Themes to Change Mouse Pointers

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Allow_themes_to_change_mouse_pointers.reg

    Download


    3 To Prevent Themes to Change Mouse Pointers

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Prevent_themes_to_change_mouse_pointers.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 10,776
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
       #1

    Hello Shawn I often change the background theme pics and find the mouse cursor which I like - Windows default Extra Large system scheme reverts back to the small default scheme.

    Now which of these files do I need to download to keep the size of the cursor the same at all times regardless of the Theme I choose. It is probably the way I am reading and taking it that I ask.
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  2. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello John,

    Using step 3 will stop your mouse pointers (cursors) from getting changed whenever you change your theme in Windows.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 10,776
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
       #3

    Thanks Shawn I just wanted to be sure about which one to download
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Anytime mate.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 & various server versions
       #5

    Thanks Shawn! Saved me a bunch of time. I knew there was a reg key somewhere for it, but it's one of those things I only need when I do a rebuild :). I like to change up my themes so of course, the first time I did, my cursor turned white. I never did understand that default, but that's just me :).
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    MaydayIT said:
    Thanks Shawn! Saved me a bunch of time. I knew there was a reg key somewhere for it, but it's one of those things I only need when I do a rebuild :). I like to change up my themes so of course, the first time I did, my cursor turned white. I never did understand that default, but that's just me :).
    You're most welcome, and welcome to Ten Forums.
      My Computers


 

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