CursorFX (formerly CursorXP) 2.11
A small application that enables you to change your Windows cursor
Although it's supposed to change a feature of the operating system, CursorFX does the whole job pretty well, so you're on the safe side all the time, even without a backup. The worst that could happen is a package to fail to load, in which case you end up with the standard cursor included in Windows.
CursorFX boasts a pretty eye-candy interface, with features nicely organized in the main window and letting you browse all menus quickly. You thus get “My Cursors”, “Effects”, “Trails”, “Sounds”, “More Cursors” and “Settings”.
Of course, “My Cursors” is the screen that lets you pick a new cursor and CursorFX comes with multiple built-in packages. It's enough to double click any of them or hit the “Apply” button at the bottom of the main window to enable it.
The “Effects” window lets you configure effects for a number of events, such as left button down, left button double-click or right button up. While “Trails” and the rest of the options come with self-explanatory names, it's very important to have a look in “Settings” because it lets you customize the cursor even more.
You can adjust hue, brightness, contrast, opacity and size, configure shadow and movement smoothness.
Obviously, if none of the packages included in the standard package doesn't fit your taste, you can always go online and download new cursors.
All in all, CursorFX is quite a nice application and it runs on low resources, which is quite important given that it's supposed to run all the time. Plus, it's very easy to use and doesn't assault the user with too many configuration options.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on February 4th, 2013
CursorFX (formerly CursorXP)
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Application descriptionCursorFX was designed as a replacement for Stardock's immensely popular cursor skinning application called CursorXP. S...