CursorFX for Win8 workaround

By on December 28, 2012 2:09:16 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

lovetoflyguy

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I've been a long time Cxp/Cfx user, and have just upgraded to Windows 8. I realize that Cfx isn't compatible with Win8 yet, but since I've become so attached to my customized cursors on WinXP, I was wondering if there is any way to export them into .ani format so that I can continue to use them until a Win8 version of Cfx is released. I wouldn't bother asking, since a developer should be able to rebuild from his own working files, but since I created my cursors (with GIMP) ~10 years ago, I can't find my original working files - probably lost in one of many hardware upgrades over the years. I'm really looking forward to a Win8 version! Thanks.

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December 28, 2012 2:24:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I realize that Cfx isn't compatible with Win8 yet,
 Officially no, but I think you will find that CFX will work just fine on Win8. At one time, you wouldn't see a cursor on the  Metro start screen but I believe that has been fixed. If not, just hit Control+Shift+C to toggle back to the default Windows cursor.

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December 28, 2012 3:00:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Works fine for me, in Modern UI and the desktop. I don't have to do anything special.

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December 28, 2012 3:59:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I are so jealous!

j/k

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December 28, 2012 3:59:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i wish i was as lucky as tom. i don't get a cursor on the metro start screen when cfx is installed.

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December 28, 2012 5:03:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Me n Kitty got CFX running almost "everywhere" on 8

Maybe it´s a configuration issue ?

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December 28, 2012 5:41:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Works Great for me as well.  You may need to install the newest version from stardock central.  Ver 2.11 of Cursor FX Plus has patch in it for Windows 8 start Screen missing cursors.  Try uninstall, reboot, and reinstall.  I believe they had kept the same version number as previous release of it so it may not show as an update in stardock Central.

Cheers all

GigaByte69

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December 28, 2012 5:59:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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December 28, 2012 6:00:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i have 2.11 installed. i get the standard windows cursor using the ctrl + shift + c method but never see the cfx cursor i have loaded while in metro.

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December 28, 2012 6:00:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

sorry for the double post. my bad

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December 28, 2012 6:03:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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December 28, 2012 6:05:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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December 28, 2012 6:29:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

From what I understand, if you uninstall CFX, run a registry cleaner (CCleaner, Wise or even better both) and then reinstall it, it works fine on Windows 8.

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December 28, 2012 6:45:06 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

You don't need to run the clwaner. Just install the latest build.

Same version number, new goodness.

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December 28, 2012 8:28:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i just installed it today

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December 29, 2012 10:33:54 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks all! I got it figured out - all I had to do is set the installer to run in WinXP compatibility mode and run as Admin.

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January 2, 2013 7:47:41 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting lovetoflyguy,
Thanks all! I got it figured out - all I had to do is set the installer to run in WinXP compatibility mode and run as Admin.
That should not have been neccessary . . but I'm glad it's working

 

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January 26, 2013 5:37:33 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Reinstalled and now CFX works for me as well - thanks!

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January 31, 2013 7:32:25 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I have uninstalled and re-installed ver. 2.11 selected WinXP compatibility. Still will not work with my metro start screen windows 8

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March 7, 2013 3:18:42 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Hello all,

 

Just a quick note to confirm that I too had issues with cursor fx when I first installed win 8.

I noticed that it was not compatible with win 8 so I uninstalled it thinking Stardock would fix sooner or later.

I read the forum article this morning and deleted the old set up file I had previously downloaded.

I used Stardock central to download the latest file and install cursor fx again all works fine.

 

I did not have to use registry cleaners, just uninstall and reinstall seemed to work for me in desktop mode and the start screen.

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May 29, 2013 4:01:30 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting PowerFactor,

Hello all,

 

Just a quick note to confirm that I too had issues with cursor fx when I first installed win 8.

I noticed that it was not compatible with win 8 so I uninstalled it thinking Stardock would fix sooner or later.

I read the forum article this morning and deleted the old set up file I had previously downloaded.

I used Stardock central to download the latest file and install cursor fx again all works fine.

 

I did not have to use registry cleaners, just uninstall and reinstall seemed to work for me in desktop mode and the start screen.

 

This worked like a charm for me ... thank you so much!!!

 

 

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July 2, 2013 10:48:13 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

 

cheers for the working around  

when is  cursorfx out  for  win8  ?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 2, 2013 10:58:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting deaneades,
 

 

cheers for the working around  

when is  cursorfx out  for  win8  ?  

The version currently available in the store should work fine with Windows 8. Not sure about 8.1

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December 6, 2013 10:20:16 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

dont work here on win8 or win8.1  works ok in desktop  but dont work on the start menu

 

 

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December 6, 2013 10:25:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Windows 8.1 64 bit.

CursorFX   2.11

 

 

 

 

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December 6, 2013 10:33:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting deaneades,

 

dont work here on win8 or win8.1  works ok in desktop  but dont work on the start menu

 

 
Then you have issues with your PC -Nothing to do with CFX Software that works 99,9 % flawlessly on 8

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