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Mouse Pointers and How to Change How They Look in XP and Vista

Your mouse pointers will differ from those shown here if you are using a different pointer scheme.
Your computer provider may have set a different default scheme.

The pointers change during movement over the page and after
clicking a mouse button to initiate an action.

Typical scheme with types of pointer

how mouse pointers look

Change mouse pointers in XP

change mouse pointers

Change mouse pointers in Vista

Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware (Mouse only if in
Classic View), and then clicking Mouse. Click the Pointers tab, and then do one of the following:

To give all of your pointers a new look, click the Scheme list, and then click a new mouse pointer scheme.

Or 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.

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