CursorFX Free

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Video tutorial and screenshots

  • General Options
  • Shadow Options
  • Appearance Options
  • Sounds Window
  • Trails Window
  • Effect Window
  • Main Window
  • Settings
  • My cursors

Editorial review

All comments (2)

Ioana Dumitrescu Senior editor

This review applies to version 2.1. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

Cursor FX is a program which customizes the appearance of your cursor. It comes with various themes that can be used as such; yet you have the ability to add effects, trails, or sounds for getting a personal creation.

The tool has a user-friendly and simple interface; in this regard, the main window displays the options conveniently structured on the left.
The first section enables you to change the cursor’s skin. The application provides a wide range of themes which you can preview before enabling them. Thus, it allows you to see how the cursor will look like when selecting a text, resizing a window, moving an icon etc.

The second category lets you add special effects to the cursor. You can choose from various dynamic animations: circular spin, light bubble, rays, rings, circles, and many others. The next feature is similar to the previous one; the difference is that it adds the effect on the cursor’s trail. The last main option allows you to set sounds for specific actions of your mouse. However, the effect, trail, and sound features are not available if you are using the program’s unregistered version.

All in all, this is an application that you could use in case you get bored with the appearance of your classic cursor; it is neither an essential app for your computer, nor a tool to neglect if you prefer a special, animated cursor look.


  • Easy to use.
  • Various cursor themes.
  • Trail option.
  • Sound function.


  • No maximize function.

What's new in version 2.1

● New! Sounds on mouse event embeddable into themes
● New! New Ghost Trail effect
● New! Main User Interface updated
● New! Theme Editor UI updated

Publisher's description

Stardock CursorFX is a program that lets you use and create incredibly cool looking Windows mouse cursors.

It does this by taking advantage of the new visual effects features of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Adding a shadow under Windows XP and Vista was hardly a great advance and therefore CursorFX exists to give you more-much more.

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.

CursorFX is a replacement for Stardock's immensely popular cursor skinning program called CursorXP.

Latest comments

  • 0
    Guest Last year

    Cursor FX is best utility for designer cursors.

  • 1
    William R. Wallker 6 years ago

    Best cursor program I've found to date, not the run of the mill arrows 1000's of cursors to pick from, simple to apply