CursorFX officially released!

The successor to CursorXP

By on February 5, 2008 4:43:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Stardock is pleased to announce the official release of CursorFX.  CursorFX is a free program that allows users to customize their mouse cursors in ways far beyond what Windows is capable of doing on its own.

The default Windows mouse cursor technology is the same today as it was in 1993 when Windows NT 3.1 was released. It lacks functionality and visual effects that are easily possible with any remotely modern PC.

CursorFX updates the Windows mouse cursor engine to support fluid animations, alpha blending, effects, real-time shadowing, user-action mouse states, mouse cursor resizing on the fly, color changing, trails, and much more.

CursorFX is a replacement to CursorXP which only ran on Windows XP.  CursorFX runs on Windows XP and Windows Vista and includes dozens of new features and tweaks over CursorXP.

A gallery for CursorFX cursor themes is available on WinCustomize.com to download hundreds of free mouse cursors, trails, effects, and more.

CursorFX is a free program. A plus version is available for $19.95 that adds more features.  To learn more and to download, visit www.cursorfx.com.

Screenshots:

CFX_Main_Dialog[1]  CFX_Settings_Shadow_Dialog[1]

Download: www.cursorfx.com

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February 5, 2008 5:01:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
CursorFX+ is awesome! I love it!!!! Great job SD, and thanks for yet another cool toy!
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February 5, 2008 5:09:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
CursorFX+ is awesome!

+1, excellent program.
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February 5, 2008 5:26:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
CursorFX+ is awesome!


+1, excellent program.

+2... custom cursors are simply win. (Except now more so with the new release.)
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February 5, 2008 6:07:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Why isn't CursorFX listed on SDC?
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February 5, 2008 6:11:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Why isn't CursorFX listed on SDC?


If you've purchased CFX+, it should show up under the miscellaneous tab. I don't think the free version shows in SDC at all.
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February 5, 2008 6:55:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
It is just tooooo cool... Thanks Stardock....    
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February 5, 2008 7:00:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
My thanks and complements to the developer.          
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February 5, 2008 7:00:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Freakin sweet!!
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February 5, 2008 7:03:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
YES! My issue of cursor lag is gone
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February 5, 2008 7:06:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I downloaded the free version from the above address but it is named "CursorFX_preview.exe".
Does this mean it is still a beta or is this the final release?
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February 5, 2008 7:08:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I downloaded the free version from the above address but it is named "CursorFX_preview.exe".


It should say CursorFX_public.exe.


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February 5, 2008 7:17:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
FYI...The link on the top of this page gives you the preview, the one at the bottom of the page gives you the public one.
WWW Link

Time to me to uninstall and reinstall.

Interesting thing...the comparison chart says the curser can be of unlimited size in both versions but you can only resize your curser in the pro version.  
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February 5, 2008 7:18:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
What is the upgrade policy for those who own CXP Plus? And do current .curxptheme files work with CFX? Thanks.
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February 5, 2008 7:19:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

just installed this and I think I found a bug. when used while Tablet PC Input Panel is running (I am using a pen tablet for Photoshoping), the CPU goes up a couple notches (25% for DWM and 25% for Tablet Panel) and my fan is pretty loud. As soon as I disable any special cursors the CPU goes back to normal.

hope this is abnormal and works fine for others.
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February 5, 2008 7:38:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Hello,

I also am wondering about the comparison chart stating the cursor can be of unlimited size in both the free and the plus version.......ummmmmm
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February 5, 2008 8:31:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
the CPU goes up a couple notches (25% for DWM and 25% for Tablet Panel) and my fan is pretty loud. As soon as I disable any special cursors the CPU goes back to normal.

Same problem.
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February 5, 2008 8:36:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
No x64=No Thanks.
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February 5, 2008 8:43:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
dont like it sorry ( 
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February 5, 2008 8:54:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I'm sticking with CXP & CXP-Plus for the time being ... they suite my needs. Actually, all I use Plus for is resizing.
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February 5, 2008 8:58:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Whats the actual difference between CXP & CFXP? As in...what does CFXP do that CXP doesn't?
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February 5, 2008 9:06:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Whats the actual difference between CXP & CFXP? As in...what does CFXP do that CXP doesn't?


As a practical matter, the appearance is improved ... more effects. Read the features tab in the above CursorFX link. I like this a whole lot more and I purchased CursorXP Plus. Using the CursorFX trial to kick the tires and I'm liking what I see. Try it Web!
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February 5, 2008 9:07:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Interesting thing...the comparison chart says the curser can be of unlimited size in both versions but you can only resize your curser in the pro version.


I also am wondering about the comparison chart stating the cursor can be of unlimited size in both the free and the plus version.......ummmmmm


What that's saying is that both versions support cursors of unlimited size, not that both versions have resizing functionality.
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February 5, 2008 9:11:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Whats the actual difference between CXP & CFXP? As in...what does CFXP do that CXP doesn't?
Vista love.  CXP+ never gave me vista-love
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February 5, 2008 9:36:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
it's working great in vista 64 here
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February 5, 2008 11:11:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Using the CursorFX trial to kick the tires and I'm liking what I see. Try it Web!


Oh yeah...forgot to mention I'm on XP. So is this more for vista or doesn't it matter?
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