A cursor is a moving placement or pointer that indicates a position. English-speakers have used the term with this meaning since the 16th century, for a wide variety of movable or mobile position-markers.

The literal meaning of the original Latin word cursor expresses the idea of someone or something that runs. Especially in the plural, Cursores 'runners', it was the name of certain functions, originally messengers. Cursor was also a Roman cognomen used by gens Papiria.

CursorFX users can create and use cursors that look and feel far superior to anything you've ever seen before! Best of all, it's really easy to create your own super-charged cursors! It integrates into the standard Mouse interface of Windows and is easy to turn on and off as you need.



  • New! Sounds on mouse event embeddable into themes
  • New! New Ghost Trail effect
  • New! Main User Interface updated
  • New! Theme Editor UI updated
  • Cursors with unlimited size
  • Fully anti-aliased cursors
  • Fully 32-bit alpha blended cursors
  • Animations and scripts
  • Cursors with normal and astates
  • Full featured theme editor
  • Full featured graphic control panel
  • Fully configurable soft shadow
  • New Visual Editor
  • New User interface
  • New theme format: proprietary, expandable that lets skinners bundle Special effects into themes.

CursorFX comes with an easy to use interface. Simply choose the cursor you want and hit apply.

At any time, you can revert to the standard mouse cursor by hitting ctrl-shift-c.


CursorFX can assign a multitude of effects for mouse events that can provide useful feedback and some visual flavor to your PC.


Users have a great deal of control over how the mouse cursor is displayed. The color, opacity and size can easily be adjusted on the fly. Even the shadows can be modified including dynamic shadows that allow users to set light sourcing onto cursors.

Movement smoothness

One of the coolest features of CursorFX is movement smoothness. Movement smoothness takes advantage of modern hardware to give cursors an adjustable amount of inertia. It's a feature found commonly in PC games that makes precise mouse control easier. Some might argue that if CursorFX did nothing visual but simply did this that it would be worth using just for this feature alone.

CursorFX vs. CursorXP

CursorFX's predecessor, CursorXP was designed specifically for Windows XP and has been a very popular program. CursorFX has been designed to support both Windows XP and Windows Vista and should work fine on future versions of Microsoft Windows.

CursorFX has a few key features over CursorXP:
  • Supports Windows Vista as well as Windows XP.
  • Movement Smoothness.
  • A full-blown theme editor.
  • CursorFX themes can integrate effects right into the theme (a much more integrated experience).
  • New, easy to use configuration manager.
  • Dynamic shadows with custom lighting effects.
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