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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X Apps
Mousecape is a new open source Mac App which is available on GitHub to finally allow you to create and use your own mouse cursors, or 'capes' as the app calls them.

Once you download the app, there is a remastered version of the Svanslφs cursor set created by Max Rudberg which is retina-screen ready.

Mousecape is as non-instrusive as possible, never asking you for your password for anything. It works by using private APIs created by Apple to register system cursors so it has no performance hit at all.

Capes, or cursor sets, are applied for as long as display state doesn't change, meaning until you change resolution, monitors, sleep your computer, reboot or logout. However, inside of the application is a helper application that will detect when the cape is reset and will apply it again.

Mousecape is available for free, open source and with no obligations. Users can create and share their own capes that are animated and bring new flair to the operating system.

[crarko adds: For 10.8+, including Yosemite.]
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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: BoxOfSnoo on Jul 22, '14 10:52:13AM

Not bad, I could only get the sample cape to work. I am looking for a big cursor for some games where the default one is near invisible.

I will keep my eye on it.



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: robleach on Jul 22, '14 02:41:28PM

System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Display -> Cursor Size Slider...

Edited on Jul 22, '14 02:42:21PM by robleach



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Jul 22, '14 12:22:24PM

Very cool. As far as I know the only app that lets you actually change the OS cursor since Apple switched to programmatically generated cursors.

Also I was very surprised to see that it lets you import old Mighty Mouse cursor files (Unsanity's long-dead cursor customization app.) I happened to have a couple around and they work, although they're bitmap-based and don't scale smoothly like the sample cursor…



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: atoxx on Jul 23, '14 04:19:06AM

It works awesome, even the Create new is very cool, a but to figure out the Sizing, but it works, unfortunately it quite impossible to find old Mighty Mouse Cursors, does anemone know a Page where 9 can find some?

thx



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: fresler on Jul 23, '14 09:33:10AM

Perhaps I'm missing something but I couldn't find the app. Github has the Xcode project which I can't build since I don't have a paid Mac Developer Program. Where can I get the built app?



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: derekJAB on Jul 23, '14 10:26:26AM

https://github.com/alexzielenski/Mousecape/releases



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: robleach on Jul 24, '14 09:05:15AM

Tried submitting a hint, but the submit hint link yields:

Error 503 : Service Temporarily Unavailable



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: philostein on Jul 26, '14 12:39:15AM

Sorry to hijack this thread, but I can't submit a hint, and crarko's email address isn't working?

Anyone else having issues?



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: robleach on Aug 04, '14 02:26:21PM

Still broken...



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: crarko on Aug 05, '14 03:28:02AM

I'm having trouble with the site as well. Those trying to reach me; the best bet may be to use the forums and send me a PM there.

I'll try to find out what's going on. I'd like to get the ball rolling on the Yosemite Public Beta.

Thanks,

Craig A.



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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: keirthomas on Aug 12, '14 03:17:00AM

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Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 18, '14 09:55:08AM

This site is awful ... no updates in almost a month ... time to delete my account and my bookmark.



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