In any operating system that uses a graphical interface (GUI), the cursor is seen as a visible and moving pointer. The user can control it with either a mouse or a touchpad. Typically, a cursor is an arrow, and the text entry position cursor may be a simple blinking underscore or vertical bar. All operating systems allow the user to choose different kinds of mouse cursors or pointer.

Sometimes there is an hourglass image when the system launches a requested program, or a Web page is loading after the user has clicked on a link. The hourglass image indicates that the user needs to wait for some time until his command is executed. At times, we may get bored with the look and feel of our computers. In such cases, if you know how to change a mouse cursor/pointer, it is an excellent way to add novelty and freshness to the dull screen.

The Best Mouse Cursors: Time To Tweak Your PCs Look

Some of the following packages contain an INF file, and some do not. An INF file is an installer file that is included with the download file. If a Cursor set has an INF file, you can install it and use that pack directly from your mouse settings (the cursor’s set name comes in the scroll-down option). If the package does not have an INF file, you must manually add the individual cursor.

Note: To further know how to install or apply, check How to customize your Cursors and Pointers in Windows.

1.Redglass Mouse Cursors


Redglass is a collection of attractive red mouse cursors with a pixel size of 32 and 48. The set is the re-creation of “Redglass” cursors on Ubuntu 16.04.

The collection does not have.INF file hence it cannot be installed directly in the default menu of cursors. One has to download it in the ‘Cursors’ folder, which can be found at C>Windows>Cursors.

Download Red Glass

2. Night Diamond v2.0 | Sapphire Blue


Night Diamond v2.0 is one of the best-animated mouse cursors. Its premium version has more creative designs, but that is an optional choice. In this season, the mouse pointer variations include Topaz Yellow, Ruby Red, Zircon Cyan, Emerald Green, Opal White, Amber Orange, and Amethyst Purple.

Download Night Diamond

3. Portal Themed Cursor Set

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The Portal mouse cursors look like a Portal gun crosshair. Specially made for Windows, you have to zip the file to download it. It has a combination of colors of black, blue, and orange cursors.

Download Portal

4. Aperture Cursors

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Aperture Mouse Cursors are from the makers of the Portal-themed cursor set. They are elegantly designed with small triangles arranged circularly. The design represents a lens aperture symbol. Moreover, since the mouse pointer uses black color, this cursor set is ideal for people who love dark colors.

Download Aperture Mouse Cursors

5. My Little Pony Cursors

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The My Little Pony set contains 15 mouse cursors. When you download this set, you will get the installation document to guide you through the process. If you like cute cursors, then this is the perfect choice for you. The characters have multiple colors, making the mouse cursor set more attractive.

Download MLP

6. Vocaloid Cursors v5

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Vocaloid is a soundbank software developed by Yamaha Corporation. There are characters you can use for virtual singing production. You can use various styles from the software as a mouse pointer. These are numerous exciting and colorful doll-like characters.

Download Vocaloid

7. Neon Rainbow Cursors Set 01


If you like vivid colors, you can give this cursor set a try. It is just like getting a feel of an elegant neon rainbow. These are a total of 113 mouse cursors; 14 cursors per color set. They have various statuses like Help Select, Working in Background, Precision set, etc.

Download Neon Rainbow 1

8. Neon Rainbow Cursors Set 02

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Neon Rainbow is a set of cool cursors that can change colors. It can be very pleasing to the human eye. The set has 15 mouse cursors with statuses like Busy, Text Select, Vertical Resize, Horizontal Resize, etc. if you wish to have a makeover of your system, Neon Rainbow Cursors can help you enrich the look and feel.

Download Neon Rainbow 2

9. Windows 7 Remixed Cursors


The Windows 7 Remixed Cursors has a simple collection of colors and circles at the same time. This set is cool to use with a straightforward design. However, if you are looking to do a complete overhaul of the standard cursor, this probably won’t be a good choice. The only difference between Remixed Cursors and the standard Windows cursor is that the former has different colors. The overall look of the mouse cursor remains unaffected and the same.

Download Windows 7 Remix Cursors

10. Glowing Aero Cursor Pack

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The Glowing Aero Cursor Pack Windows cursors come with a glowing blue halo. With a simple and fresh look, the cursor set also contains some animated mouse cursors.

Download Glowing Aero

11. Black Royale Cursor Pack


The Black Royale Cursor Pack is specially made for lovers of the black color. The type of animated cursors in this pack are Help, Busy, and Loading. You can install this with an INF file.

Download Black Royale

12. Revolver Cursors (Up to 48 pixels)


Revolver cursors are regarded as the best gaming mouse cursors for gaming enthusiasts. The 14-cursor set makes your desktop playful with revolvers along with five chambers. It consists of a Zip file with two folders. The first file is for Windows XP and Windows Vista. The other one is for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 9 (48 pixels).

Download Revolver Cursor

13. Billiard Ball Cursors


This one is for Billiard Ball lovers. It is a combination of numbers and balls with different colors Sprite.

Download Billiard Ball

14. Goki’s Hand Cursors


For all those who don’t know a thing about Goki, he’s a character from an anime called Kishen Douji Zenki. The Goki’s hand cursors set has a zip file containing ten cursors. These cursors with MSPaint. The color palette is from Goki’s in-game sprite.

Download Goki’s Hand Cursors

15. Deep Dip Mouse Cursor Set


Deep Dip is a set of elegant mouse cursors. These cute cursors are made up of tiny golden droplets. If you love a unique and intricate mouse icon, this pointer set will not disappoint you.

Download Deep Dip

16. Breeze Cursors


The Breeze Cursors set is inspired by the KDE desktop environment offered by the Linux operating system. You get white pointers with black borders and vice versa in this cursor set. You need to set these cursors manually since they don’t come with an INF file.

Download Breeze Cursors

17. Blue Label Cursor Set

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Blue Label Cursor is perfect for the people who love the blue color. These cursors look as if they are made of water bubbles. Having these cool cursors will freshen up the look of your desktop. The set is small-sized cursors with simple designs.

Download Blue Label Cursor Set

18. Zood


Zood is simple, stylish, and classy, with no glittering add-ons. It is just a simple mouse cursor set with a new and refreshing look.

Download Zood

19. m33mt33n Cursors


These unusual and classy mouse cursors are a simple combination of black lines. The geometric touch in their look makes them look unique. Make sure you try these cursors and let us know about your experience.

Download m33mt33n

20. MoonShine_v2


This beautiful set is arrows designed with primary colors. As the name signifies, it has a soothing moonlight color. The main mouse pointer in this cursor is the same as your standard mouse icon. However, the difference lies in the different aspects of the cursors used for various purposes.

Download Moonshine Cursors

21. kCursors


kCursors is a collection of elegant and pure white arrows. The set already contains shadow, so put your shadow in disable mode by going into mouse settings. kCursors are vastly similar to the MoonShine cursors; the only difference is that the former has a brighter look than the latter.

Download kCursors

22. Glass Cursors


You will be amazed by the beauty of these mouse cursors. The glassy look of these icons gives it an elegant and royal look. The transparency of the mouse pointer also adds to the overall look of the cursor set.

Download Glass Cursors

23. ‘Dark’ glass cursors


The Dark Glass Cursors are the upgraded versions of the Glass Cursors. They have a black outline with colors filled inside. The dark outline gives them a weapon-like look. If you are a gaming enthusiast who wants to create a gaming guise for your PC, look no further than the Dark Glass Cursors.

Download Dark Glass Cursors

24. Comix Cursors Blue


These cursors come in blue color and simple design. This is made especially for Windows. It has an INF file to install. You may Install it in your cursor folder and customize it with the Mouse settings option.

Download Comix

25. Azenis

azenisAzenis is one of the cool cursor sets. It is a beautifully designed Windows cursor set. The collection is filled with different sized arrows with a combination of black and blue with glowing light. This can also be the best option if you are looking for animated mouse cursors.

Download Azenis

26. Outer Limits


Outer Limits is another elegant set to add to your mouse cursor collection. The set has a classy rocket look. The cursors are static without any animation. So, if you are crazy about space and rockets, here’s an excellent way to personalize your PC using these cool cursors.

Download Outer Limits

27. Grey Tango-white


Grey Tango-white is a good pick for math lovers. These are Mathematical symbols in white color with a simple interface. It works best with the dark background of your desktop. However, for all those who don’t get along with numbers, be cautious before you install these cursors. After all, you don’t want to surround yourselves with symbols and numbers everywhere, do you?

Download Grey Tango

28. BTS cursor 3


The BTS cursors is for hip hop lovers. There is a cute boy with cool swag that acts as your cursor. Download and use it as your cursor for any cursor action.

Download BTS

29. McCrack Pack Cursors


McCrack is a pack of animated mouse cursors with cartoon characters. The set is specially designed for Windows cursors. You will have the instructions to install in the downloaded file.

Download McCrack Pack Cursors

30. Cursores Fantasmas – Ghost Cursors – Halloween

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So, a ghost was missing in the list, but now it is complete with these cursors. If you are bored with the animated ones or creative ones, try these ghost ones, it definitely won’t disappoint you.

Download Cursores Fantasmas

31. Numix Cursors

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Numix cursors have an elegant design, thanks to the curves that end with pointy tips. If you are bored with the standard mouse pointer, the Numix mouse cursors have light and dark versions; they are also good choices if you wish to have a professional look for your desktop.

Download Numix cursors

32. Oxygen Cursors

oxygen cursors mouse pointer

Looking for a more artistic alternative? Oxygen cursors certainly won’t disappoint you. Oxygen cursors are one of the most popular cursor sets available for the Windows operating system. With 37 color schemes available, the users can have ample amounts of options to choose from.

Download Oxygen cursors

33. El Capitan Mouse Cursors for Windows 10

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El Capitan cursor set is inspired by the macOS version of mouse pointers. The trademark black cursors will help you add the feel of a macOS device to your Windows OS. The design is very straightforward and simple. The mouse pointer set also contains an INF file for the easy installation of the cursors.

Download El Capitan cursors

34. Android Material Cursors

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Android is the most widely used mobile phone operating system all over the world. The Android Material Cursors will give your desktop an Android look. The cursors for selecting the text, link selection, precision selector, and more, are very similar to the pointer designs used in Android.

Download Android Material Cursors

35. Gaia 10 Cursor Set

Gaia 10 cursors

If you are looking to renovate the look and feel of your Windows 10 desktop by changing cursors, make sure you give Gaia 10 Cursor Set a try. This mouse cursor set has a very refreshing and colorful look, coupled with an intricate and elegant design. The cursor set also comes with an electronic INF file for easy installation.

Download Gaia 10 Cursor Set

36.  DIM Cursors

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If you are an avid gamer, you can go for DIM cursors. These cool cursors are designed with a matte black look – just the perfect color to express your hobby and personality as a gamer. The mouse pinter contains smooth animations for a better user experience.

Download DIM Cursors

37. GTCC Cursors

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The GTCC Cursors have a playful and unique look that will guarantee you the refreshing change that you are looking for. The unique appearance of the cursors is due to the curved look of the mouse icons.

Download GTCC Cursors

38. EvolutionOS

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The EvolutionOS is a set of mouse cursors that resemble the macOS cursors. If you have recently switched to the Windows OS but would like to have the appearance of a macOS system, EvolutionOS is the best mouse cursor set to go for.

Download EvolutionOS Cursors

39. Chrome Glass


The Chrome Glass cursors have a unique touch as compared to other mouse cursors on this list. Unlike many others, these cursors can change their color to indicate an activity taking place on a computer. Since this cursor set comes in the form of an EXE file, you need to run it in administrator mode to install it on your PC.

Download Chrome Glass

40. Krystall

krystall mouse icons

Krystall mouse cursor set is a colorful and playful set of mouse icons that will give your desktop a refreshing look. However, unlike other mouse pointer sets, you won’t find an INF file for easy installation.

Download Krystall

41. Zune’D Animated Cursors

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If you have used the Zune portable media player, the Zune’D animated cursors will take you down a nostalgic lane. The trademark dark red colored cursors is a good choice to go with if you want to tweak your mouse icon look.

Download ZUne’D Animated Cursors

42. StarCraft 2 Cursors

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If you are a massive fan of StarCraft, here’s the perfect mouse cursor set to show off your love for the game. The mouse icons in this set are tiny representations of aircraft of various races of the game. There’s no direct installer for this cursor set, but going through the readme file will let you know how to install it.

Download StarCraft 2 Cursors

43. Vigyori

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Vigyori is a set of cute cursors that will freshen up the overall appearance of your desktop. The cursors are represented by golden droplets displaying different types of human emotions. One thing we can guarantee is that using the mouse pointer will definitely help you in lifting your mood whenever you use your PC.

Download Vigyori

44. Mickey Mouse Cursors

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Well, who doesn’t know Mickey Mouse? The age-old popular has ruled the hearts of millions around the world. Having this cursor set is just like walking down memory lane every time you open your PC. This mouse pointer set is also a great choice if you want to personalize a desktop, especially for children.

Download Mickey Mouse Cursors

45. Star Wars Reloaded Mouse Cursors

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Another franchise with a global appeal that needs no introduction. Lightsabers have enchanted generations and will continue that in the years to come. Meanwhile, you can use these cool cursors as a small tribute to the Star Wars series from your end.

Download Star Wars Reloaded


The mouse pointer is one of the most basic aspects of a computer; it is used to navigate throughout the system on a desktop. After a considerable amount of time, it is natural to get bored with our desktop appearance. Changing the wallpaper does work for most users, but if you want to go a step ahead, you can personalize the desktop look by changing the mouse cursor.

There’s no limit to the types of mouse cursors that users can install and use on a Windows OS. No cursor can be hailed as the best mouse icon; using a mouse cursor entirely depends upon the designs that a user likes.

(Updated on 7 May 2021)