Windows 10: How can I change mouse pointer schemes from the command line?

Discus and support How can I change mouse pointer schemes from the command line? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; The default mouse pointer scheme is just to darn small in Windows 10, at least on my Dell Inspiron. So I change it via the control panel, but some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by SOHO1, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. SOHO1 Win User

    How can I change mouse pointer schemes from the command line?


    The default mouse pointer scheme is just to darn small in Windows 10, at least on my Dell Inspiron. So I change it via the control panel, but some games won't work when the scheme is changed, so I'd like to be able to switch back and forth from the command line and create a script for switching and running games.

    :)
     
    SOHO1, Jan 13, 2017
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    my cursor's busy icon has changed without my notice

    Hi Jathin,



    The mouse pointer icon indicating “busy” or “loading” status in your computer has been changed from Default to “hour glass” and you would like to have the default icon back for the mouse pointer. I can definitely help you with
    this. Before I provide you the instructions to change the mouse pointer icon, I would like to know a few details about this issue.



    1. How did the mouse pointer icon change?

    2. Was it changed automatically or did you manually change it from “Mouse properties” in Control Panel?



    We can change and customize the mouse pointer icon from “Mouse Properties” in Control Panel. You may follow these steps and check if that helps.



    a) Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard and select “Control Panel” from the list.

    b) Change the “View by” option from “Category” view to “Large icon” view.

    c) Click on “Mouse” to open “Mouse Properties” window.

    d) In the “Mouse Properties” window, click on “Pointer” tab.

    e) Change the current scheme to “Windows Default (system Scheme)” by selecting it from the scheme drop down menu.

    f) Now check if you have the default one to indicate “Busy” status under “Customize”.

    g) Click on “Apply” and then “Ok”.



    You may now check the mouse pointer icon.



    Hope this is helpful. If the issue persists, please do get back to us with all the additional information. We’ll be glad to assist you further.
     
    Arul_D, Jan 13, 2017
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  3. mykoza Win User
    Revert mouse pointer scheme after Ease of Access change

    Hello,

    Recently I installed Windows 10. I was walking through settings and by my curiosity I entered Ease of Access options. In mouse section I changed pointer appearance. Unfortunately it changed mouse pointer scheme to XP look. When I open "Mouse Properties"
    in Control Panel, "Pointer tab", I have to select "Windows Default (system scheme)" to get Aero look, because "(None)" option from schemes list changes it to XP style pointer.

    Now my question is, if there is a way to revert "(None)" option to Aero, so I don't need to choose "Windows Default"?

    Best regards
     
    mykoza, Jan 13, 2017
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    How can I change mouse pointer schemes from the command line?

    Brink, Jan 13, 2017
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  5. SOHO1 Win User
    Brilliant! Cheers!

    I wonder what i searched for that didn't show that as a search result. Ah well, never said my brain worked like others, or even that it works at all. *Wink

    OK, I have my reg files for each mode that I want to run and of course I can run regedit from the command line to install them.

    However, the changes do not seem to go info effect. A bit of research suggests that I need a tool to disable and re-enable the mouse device. Such a tool, called DEVCON, is part of the Windows SDK. Looking for that and downloading next to try out.
     
    SOHO1, Jan 13, 2017
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Other than something like that, you could sign out/in or restart to apply.
     
    Brink, Jan 13, 2017
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  7. SOHO1 Win User
    Yes, but in addition to rarely signing out, I rarely reboot, at least as rarely as possible, and windows 10, unlike 7, has taught me great fear of rebooting (see also: various posts about boot problems, many of which seem to have been solved by this thing I found called TWEAK.com). Besides all that, it's a machine, I should be able to push a button (or enter command) and just have it do things. I guess I'm willing to endure the pain of setup once now so that I don't have to bear it 1000 times over the next year.

    PS
    Found the WDK at
    So...
    That link downloads a thing to download the WDK in which you can find the devcon tool when you are done in:
    • C:\ProgramFiles (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Tools\x64
    BUT...
    whilst true that it restarts or disables/enables devices, Windows does NOT apply the current mouse profile (if changed via the registry.)

    There is something the Control > Mouse program does that is more than all this.
     
    SOHO1, Jan 13, 2017
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  8. SOHO1 Win User

    How can I change mouse pointer schemes from the command line?

    Guess I'll just reboot or better yet, invoke the command.exe from the script each time.
     
    SOHO1, Apr 5, 2018
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