Did you know it’s possible to change the default mouse cursor on Google Chrome OS, the operating system that powers Chromebooks? In fact, once you’re done reading this guide, you will be able to change (or create) your own mouse cursor theme!
Chromebooks don’t support all the features that conventional Windows or Mac computers may have. One such feature is the mouse cursor.
Chromebooks have a default “busy” cursor on them, but if you’d like to change it, you are in luck. You can do so even without having third-party apps installed on your Chromebook. Here’s how to change your mouse cursor on Chromebook.
How To Change Your Mouse Cursor On Chromebook
This tutorial will show you how to change your mouse cursor on Chromebooks.
Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on your Chromebook
Step 2: Open your settings by clicking the settings button in the upper right corner of the screen and then clicking “settings”
Step 3: Click “Advanced”
Step 4: Click “Appearance”
Step 5: Select “Pointer appearance”. This will open a drop-down menu with different options for your mouse cursor. Choose one, and click “OK”. That’s it! Enjoy!
How To Change Your Mouse Cursor On Chromebook to an image
If you’re using a Chromebook there are many ways to change your mouse cursor to an image. One of the best ways is to use a Chrome extension named Mouse Gestures by Google. Here’s how to do that:
Click on the wrench icon in the upper right corner of your browser, select More Tools, and then Extensions. Select Mouse Gestures from the list and click on Options.
Toggle Use Mouse Gestures On in the upper right corner of the page and then click Save Changes.
Once you have this extension installed, open up your Settings. Click on Show advanced settings at the bottom of the screen. Underneath Privacy and security, you will find Accessibility options. Click on this and make sure that the Mouse cursor is checked under Display options.
Now you have to set up your gestures so that they will work with your mouse cursor images. In order to do this, go back into Mouse Gestures by Google and click on Customize.
Set up your gestures in each section (left, right, up, down) as needed to get it to work with your desired cursor images. You can even create macros that will run when a gesture is completed successfully by clicking on Add Macro.