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Last post Author Topic: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors  (Read 37088 times)

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Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« on: December 11, 2007, 06:17:47 AM »
Anyone seen these before?

XsX-screenshot.jpg

I discovered it on LifeHacker and followed the lead to Aaron's  Blog which has a nifty install utility...

Anyway, that was yesterday, and today I'm still impressed with these cursors: they are easier on the eyes!

The semi-transparent and brightly coloured cursors meld into the background and jump to the front of the monitor - at the same time: it's fantastic.  :-*
« Last Edit: December 11, 2007, 08:31:12 AM by Perry Mowbray »

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 09:02:22 AM »
Yea.. I discovered them at the same time on LifeHacker.. Love them, way easier on the eyes..  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 09:10:57 AM »
Cool, I'll give them a try :)

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 09:30:07 AM »
Entransi by mWorks Studio is my favorite set.

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Rainstick is another cool set.
 
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 02:27:53 PM »
I'm currently addicted to these:

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 05:40:47 PM »
nighted: please URLify the image, I had to google - no good for lazy boys :)

http://www.entis-design.com/cursors/
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 06:45:17 PM »
f0dder...strange...I thought people would be able to figure it out by reading the URL in screenshot and actually manually typing it.  :P
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 08:34:31 PM »
what's the difference between the 'normal' set & the mini-set? i downloaded both & they look the same..

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 08:37:13 PM »
f0dder...strange...I thought people would be able to figure it out by reading the URL in screenshot and actually manually typing it.  :P
That's a lot more work than simply clicking a link, though... and since it's an image, you can't just copy/paste text to address bar. Also, the main page at the site looks like a placeholder, with no links to the cursors, so I had too google to get to the page.
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007, 10:21:41 PM »
Work! lol  :D

Yeah, that links that says "Cursors", I see how that can be confusing. :P

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2007, 05:27:21 AM »
I swear that link wasn't there yesterday :P

Bad page design anyway, too easy to overlook the upper-right-corner part even if it's there.
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2007, 01:21:59 PM »
Yes, you're right. Terrible web design.
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2007, 12:26:04 PM »
Damn, I cannot open the mouse component in control panel.
This is what I get:
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Any idea how to fix this? I'd love to test the new pointer.

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2007, 06:20:19 PM »
urlwolf: do you, by any chance, have a recent Nero version installed? I've heard it b0rks the control panel for a lot of users.
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2007, 02:39:25 PM »
Back to the topic: After a few days using the XsX Alphablended Cursors I realized that I'm missing the shadow under the cursors. The "Enable pointer shadow" option does nothing, I don't know why. Any idea?

However, I managed to add the shadows to the individual cursor files and at least for me they are visually more distinctive on the screen:

Screenshot - 14.12.07 , 21_21_08.png

Anyone interested?

The hardest part was to find an application capable of editing or keeping the cursor hot spot. IcoFX, which is otherwise an excellent application, lacks this feature, but RealWorld Cursor Editor can do this, and much more, and it's freeware.

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2007, 08:19:20 PM »
You had to go and point that out, didn't you..  ;) Now all I see is the missing shadow.. I'm interested in your shadow tweak of the cursors...
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 08:32:58 PM »
Thanks for the heads up on RealWorld Cursor Editor.. Now I have drop shadows.. Nice little app BTW.. :Thmbsup:
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2007, 10:03:07 PM »
You had to go and point that out, didn't you..  ;) Now all I see is the missing shadow.. I'm interested in your shadow tweak of the cursors...

Ditto  :-[

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2007, 03:18:12 AM »
Here are the modified XsX cursors with shadows. I intentionally didn't modify the Text select and Precision pointer, as the shadow makes them a bit unclear. Just replace the originals and proceed the same way. Enjoy!

By the way, any idea why the "Enable pointer shadow" option doesn't work?

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2007, 03:41:07 AM »
urlwolf: do you, by any chance, have a recent Nero version installed? I've heard it b0rks the control panel for a lot of users.

Nope. The only crappy program that interacts with others in bad ways is nvidia nview (controller for the video card, gets me shortcuts for flipping portrait/landscape; SFFS cannot live together with that; go figure).

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2007, 04:54:11 AM »
I'm running with the Entis Cursors now as well, and I think I'm gonna stick with them. First time in 5+ years I've used custom cursors... but they are lovely :-*
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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2007, 05:08:37 AM »
thank

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2007, 06:42:59 AM »
By the way, any idea why the "Enable pointer shadow" option doesn't work?

It does not work with 32-bit RGBA cursors in XP. Fortunately, these cursors can have the shadow built-in.

In Vista it is even more messy.

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2007, 08:13:58 AM »
I'm running with the Entis Cursors now as well, and I think I'm gonna stick with them. First time in 5+ years I've used custom cursors... but they are lovely :-*

I love it also  ;D

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Re: Fantastic: XsX Alphablended Cursors
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2007, 09:23:57 AM »
@urlwolf

Did you google this issue up? ASUS' A8Jm Laptop users reported a similar problem.