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    Windows 8 not allowing to change my Mouse Pointer

    I installed Window 8 in my System. I want to change my mouse pointer. When I select the new pointer, it is not reflecting. It is showing the old and default mouse pointer. Please, help me in solving the problem.

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    samara Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: Windows 8 not allowing to change my Mouse Pointer

    Follow these steps to resolve your issue,

    1:Go to start menu by pressing windows button on the keyboard

    2:In start menu, type in like this "CHANGE MOUSE SETTINGS"

    3:Select "change mouse settings" from the search results

    4:IN mouse properties window,Go to pointers tab

    5:In that tab you will find, scheme drop down list

    6:Click on the drop down list

    7:Select your scheme

    8:Finally click on save as to save the scheme that you selected

    9:Lastly click on apply and followed by OK

    That's it your mouse pointer will be changed according to your scheme!

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    ak47 Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: Windows 8 not allowing to change my Mouse Pointer

    To change the mouse settings

    1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
    2. In the search box, enter Change how your mouse works, tap or clickSettings, and then tap or click Change how your mouse works.
    3. Select the options that you want to use:
    • Change the color and size of mouse pointers. You can use these options to make the mouse pointer larger, or change the color to make it easier to see.
    • Turn on Mouse Keys. If using a mouse is awkward or difficult, you can turn on Mouse Keys so you don't need to use a mouse. Instead, you can use the numeric keypad or the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the pointer. For more info, seeUse the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer.
    • Activate a window by pointing to it with the pointer. This option makes it easier to select and activate a window by pointing at it with the mouse rather than by clicking it.
    • Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen. With this option, you can prevent windows from being automatically resized or docked.

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Windows 8 not allowing to change my Mouse Pointer

    hi my dear friend............to change the mouse pointer in windows 8 OS

    simply press the windows key+r

    then type in the run as control mouse and press ENTER key

    then a window will be opened in that window tap on the pointers TAB

    then change the scheme whatever you want and also select the allow thems to change the mouse pointers at the bottom of mouse properties window

    then click on apply and after click on the OK button

    then your mouse pointer will be changed ..............ALL THE BEST,,..!!!!!!!!!

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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Windows 8 not allowing to change my Mouse Pointer


    From what you have reported it seems the change you are bringing in the mouse set up is either not correct or the Windows fail to registering it.

    It may happen due to a faulty device driver. You can Uninstall the existing Device Driver for Mouse and Re install a fresh Device Driver, though you may feel that Win8 is the latest and it doesn`t need a change. But corruptions can occur and it can work if you Update Driver.


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