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Part III: Creating Your Own Skins > Creating Icons and Mouse Pointers

Chapter 10. Creating Icons and Mouse Pointers

In this chapter

  • How desktop icons are stored

  • Downloading desktop icon sets

  • Creating icons the Microsoft way

  • Working with icon-making software

  • Creating a mouse pointer collection

Desktop icons are important representations of Windows programs, utilities, and files and provide quick access to Windows resources and programs. Creating custom icons enables you to match the icons with the concept you have thought through for a particular theme or skin. Mouse pointers are also an important visual aspect of working in Windows. This chapter covers some of the ways you can create your own icons and mouse pointers.


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