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Windows 7 animated cursors issue

    Question

  • The animated cursors that were used in Vista and brought over to 7 do not animate when being used. IE these are the AERO cursors that I am using, and when going to select which cursors to use, the diagrams show them as animated and moving, but they don't animate in the working environment.
    Any tips/hints?
    Wednesday, July 08, 2009 6:59 PM

Answers

  • Then i wouldn't worry about it as it is most likely a UI bug that will be fixed in the RTM Also Check this http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/189c4e85-8fd0-44ae-9efa-7d2e2fc7f17d to see if your ATi drivers are fully up to date.
    Experience is Use/Knowledge and understanding that Use/Knowledge is the key to Experience. -JJTech
    Windows 7 RC: Remember now this OS is not final and is Subject to all kinds of things that can very on different hardware. -JJTech
    My Hardware:
    OS: Windows 7 RC Built-7100 64Bit, Mobo: Gigabyte Socket:AM2 GA-M61P-S3, CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core +6000 @ 3.10GHZ, Ram: Kingston 2x2GB PC6400 DDR2, GFX: Sapphire ATi Radeon HD 3870, SFX: Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS
    • Proposed as answer by JJTech Monday, July 20, 2009 2:21 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas LiModerator Monday, July 20, 2009 3:56 AM
    Monday, July 20, 2009 1:29 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    As I know, Windows 7 uses .ani (animated cursor) and .cur (cursor) files for the mouse pointers. The default Cursor folder in Windows 7 is located at C:\Windows\Cursors. To customize the cursors, I recommend that you make sure this cursors are .ani or .cur format files first, then please take the steps as follow.

     

    1. Open the Control Panel (All Items view) and click on the Mouse icon.

    2. Close the Control Panel window.

    3. Click on the Pointers tab.

    4. To Select a Scheme.

     

    NOTE: This will let you select a default Windows 7 scheme, or a custom scheme saved by you from step below.

     

    1)     Under Scheme, select a scheme that you want for the pointers from the drop down menu.

    2)     If you do not want to customize any of these pointers, then go to step 8.

     

    5. To Customize a Pointer.

     

    NOTE: This will allow you to change any individual pointer event in a scheme to whatever pointer that you want instead.

     

    1)     Under Customize, select the event that you want to change the pointer for, and click on the Browse button.

     

    NOTE: If you want to use the default pointer for that event, click on the Use Default button instead. This can be handy if you have already changed pointer from it's default pointer.

     

    2)     Navigate to where you have your pointer saved to, then select it and click on the Open button.

    3)     If you do not want to save your new custom pointers scheme, then go to step 7.

     

    6. To Save a Scheme.

     

    NOTE: This will allow you to save your custom scheme so that it will be available to select from step 4 above.

     

    1)     Under Scheme, click on the Save As button.

    2)     Type in a name for your pointers scheme and click on OK.

     

    7. To Delete a Scheme.

     

    NOTE: This will allow you to delete a custom scheme that you have saved from step 6 above. You cannot delete a default Windows 7 pointers scheme.

     

    1)     Under Scheme, select a scheme from the drop down menu that you want to delete, and click on the Delete button.

     

    NOTE: If the Delete button is grayed out, then you have a default Windows 7 pointers theme selected. You will need to select one that you had saved from step 6 before instead.

     

    2)     Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.

     

    8. When done, click on OK.

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:03 AM
  • they are the default windows 7 animated cursors... the extension is .ani, but they do not animate.
    what is going on..?
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:59 PM
  • what is your video card and are you using the MS drivers for it still?
    Experience is Use/Knowledge and understanding that Use/Knowledge is the key to Experience. -JJTech

    Windows 7 RC: Remember now this OS is not final and is Subject to all kinds of things that can very on different hardware. -JJTech
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 11:01 PM
  • My vid card is a ATI Radeon Mobility X300 128Mb and i have the ATI drivers. video games and other AERO effects work just fine.
    Monday, July 20, 2009 12:29 AM
  • Then i wouldn't worry about it as it is most likely a UI bug that will be fixed in the RTM Also Check this http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/189c4e85-8fd0-44ae-9efa-7d2e2fc7f17d to see if your ATi drivers are fully up to date.
    Experience is Use/Knowledge and understanding that Use/Knowledge is the key to Experience. -JJTech
    Windows 7 RC: Remember now this OS is not final and is Subject to all kinds of things that can very on different hardware. -JJTech
    My Hardware:
    OS: Windows 7 RC Built-7100 64Bit, Mobo: Gigabyte Socket:AM2 GA-M61P-S3, CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core +6000 @ 3.10GHZ, Ram: Kingston 2x2GB PC6400 DDR2, GFX: Sapphire ATi Radeon HD 3870, SFX: Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS
    • Proposed as answer by JJTech Monday, July 20, 2009 2:21 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas LiModerator Monday, July 20, 2009 3:56 AM
    Monday, July 20, 2009 1:29 AM