CursorFX 4 launches to let you customize your Windows 10 mouse cursor

CursorFX Cursors
CursorFX Cursors (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Stardock launched CursorFX 4 today, a program that allows you to customize your cursor on Windows 10.
  • The program has a preinstalled set of cursors, and you can download more online.
  • CursorFX 4 costs $5 on Stardock's website (opens in new tab), or you can get it as part of Stardock's Object Desktop package.

Stardock continues to add new desktop customizations for Windows 10. Last month, the company rolled out SoundPackager. Now, the company released CursorFX 4 for Windows 10. The program allows you to customize your Windows 10 mouse pointer. You can use a set of pre-installed cursors or download additional cursors from WinCustomize. CursorFX 4 costs $5 on Stardock's website (opens in new tab). You can also get it as part of Stardock's Object Desktop package of apps (opens in new tab), which currently costs $30.

Stardock points out several ways that CursorFX 4 compares to the default Windows 10 cursor. First, CursorFX 4 is high-DPI aware and multi-monitor aware, meaning your mouse cursor won't change sizes if your move between monitors with different DPIs. Second, it works well with high refresh rate monitors. Third, it supports additional visual effects that can be used with presentations and other settings.

The app that launched today is a rewrite of Stardock's older CursorFX and adds support features available on modern displays. It is backwards compatible with cursors from older versions of CursorFX.

You can use the preinstalled set of cursors that are within the app or download more from WinCustomize. You can then tweak those cursors with motion trails, skins, and shadow effects. If you'd like, you can also make your own cursor from scratch and put it into CursorFX.

Sean Endicott
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