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Chapter 4. Creating Windows XP Themes fr... > Selecting Mouse Pointers for the The...

Selecting Mouse Pointers for the Theme

Your theme can also include custom mouse pointers (or mouse cursors as they are also referred to). You can download mouse pointers or create your own (as you can icons).

The problem with mouse pointers is that they have to be functional. Think how much you use the mouse in Windows. Having an extremely odd-shaped mouse pointer can be more of a problem than an enhancement to the GUI. We discuss downloading and creating mouse pointers in Chapter 10 For now, let’s take a look at how you change the default mouse pointers and apply them to the theme you are creating.


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