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A C-141 Mouse Pointer for Windows

A few weeks ago, Geno Carvotta, a former 141 FE from McGuire sent me a C-141 mouse pointer. The problem was it was an ICON file, and I could not figure out how to turn into a mouse cursor (.CUR) file. Maybe there's a way, but I couldn't figure it out after about a hour of trying.

Geno inspired me and not wanting to give up on the idea, I created a new one with some freebee software I found on the internet. Here's the results on my desktop, with a photo I use for my wallpaper. (By the way, that lighting is from a big storm we had down here in Tucson this summer (2004) and is just about dead-center over Davis-Monthan.) Now we all know that no C-141 would ever fly through a thunderstorm like that, but sometimes while I'm on hold on the phone, I fly that little guy right through it and emerge on the other side without a scratch!

You can download (the old: right-click-save-as routine) the file from this link and place it in your Windows/Cursors directory, then adjust the settings via your control panel to use this mouse instead of the boring arrow Microsoft provides. If you'd rather have a black version you can download this one instead. I use the white one since my screen background is dark and it shows up better.

Last Friday, August 5, 2011 05:07 pm