Stardock specializes in customizing Windows 10 PCs, so when they announced CursorFX last month, I was eager to try it out. CursorFX allows you to replace the default cursor on Windows 10. You can choose between the app’s library of preinstalled cursors, grabbing additional cursors online, or making your own. The app doesn’t just replace the cursor used for pointing. You can use it to replace any instance your mouse appears on the screen, including the loading animation and the hand that appears when you hover over links.
Great. Now Windows is ruined forever. pic.twitter.com/NWB0o1FsXY
— Windows Central (@windowscentral) April 8, 2020
Around the same time that I started using CursorFX, we tweeted out that the default Windows 10 cursor is asymmetrical. Now, there’s an argument to be made that the pointer is asymmetrical on purpose and that it works better that way, but I still wanted to try a symmetrical one. I made a basic white cursor that’s just an arrow at an angle and tried it out. I also played around with a cursor for when I hover over links, and I themed it on the Windows 10 emoji for pointing a finger (👆).
If you’re more adventurous, you can try out a vast range of cursors, ranging from mild to wild. Personally, I don’t want an animated water dropper as a cursor, but if you do, it’s there.
I’ve used my custom cursors for the last couple of weeks and just forgot about swapping them over. CursorFX runs in the background and uses almost no CPU power or RAM. It averages around 0-0.1 percent CPU usage on my PC and only takes up 1MB of RAM. That’s hardly a noticeable sacrifice.
What you’ll dislike about CursorFX
Should you buy CursorFx?
The only real question about an app like CursorFX is if you think it’s worth it. Some people consider tweaking Windows to be old hack and prefer to stick to its defaults. If you like to play around with Windows and make it look exactly how you like, CursorFX is another tool to add to your library.