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Changing Mouse Pointers


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#1 FireKracker

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:42 AM

I am looking to change a certain mouse pointer in WinXP. Simple you might think however, it’s not that easy. Let me explain.

I am visually impaired; I also work with VI students too. I was asked if it was possible to change specific mouse pointers so that they would become clearer/user friendly to the user. Simple I thought, go into CONTROL PANEL, select MOUSE and make the amendments in there. The only mouse pointer I wanted to amend was the ‘hyperlink’ pointer.

With the pointer set to a large green arrow (just to test) I opened up IE but when I began to type into MS Word I noticed that when adding a hyperlink to the document the customised HYPERLINK POINTER wasen’t used, instead the ‘system default’ was used – white hand with a pointing finger.

Any ideas to how to remedy this would be helpful.

P.S If I get the opportunity I will post some screenprints to try and explain/simplify what I am talking about.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:14 AM

First of ( do not know whether i kicked in an open door) if you press CTRL and use the scroll wheel of your mouse this will increase your screen.

Can you try the following : go to CONTROL PANEL MOUSE and their you can change the behavior of your mouse.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:10 AM

I suspect that there are options in MS Word that are causing this but am not real familiar with Word options myself. Have you tried to adjust the options in Word?

Have you tried setting the icon size to be larger? This may not cure the Word problems, but may make them easier to see.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 09:12 AM

Cheers guys for the input, but as usasma stated, I tend to think its down to MS Word itself. I've worked throught all the options in word and haven't discovered a solution to problem, I'm guessing it's more of a programming issue and thats how MS Word behave's when hyperlinked words are hovered over.

I've been through CONTROL PANEL --> MOUSE to alter settings but there is nothing there to correct my problem. I've even downloaded a few utilities that I thought may of solved this query.

Just out of interest the students that have limited sight enough to just about see use screen enhancement software such as ZoomText which can magnify the screen to a huge aspect - x16.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:16 PM

The image zoomer in accesibility tools doesn't help?
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