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Metro X3 Cursors (Update Two) by exsess Metro X3 Cursors (Update Two) by exsess
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Back by popular demand...
Actually, I just finally got around to being able to spend some time with building X3 :)

For those of you who have been waiting and wanting more colors... HERE IT IS!! YAYYY!!
This version has minimal animations (only the 'busy' and 'working' cursors) and includes Windows 8's full range of core accent colors.
Leave a nice comment or constructive feedback and enjoy!

Update Two: Nov 7, 2013
+ Improved crispiness and general graphics of all cursors
+ Applied Update One changes to all cursors
+ Changed help cursor from a ! to a ?
+ Made Light cursors truly light without visibility issues on certain backgrounds

Update One (for Bold set only): Nov 3, 2013
+ Improved roundedness and crispiness of Busy cursor.
+ Changed Working cursor to a less obnoxious, clean icon and animation.

In Progress
- Left handed versions
- Ability to customize/mix-and-match your cursors
- Smaller, mini version
- Classic, flat aero version

- Right click on a .inf file located in any one of the folders (ex: Bold->Crimson->Install.inf)*
- Select install
- Open Mouse Properties in the Control Panel and go to the pointers tab
- Find the Metro X3 cursors (ex: "Metro X3 Bold-Crimson") in the drop down and select it**
- Hit apply, then okay
- Leave a comment, fav, and enjoy!

*You can install more than one cursor set at a time!
**The fps in the mouse properties' preview is much slower/choppier than its actual speed.

- Open Mouse Properties in the Control Panel and go to the pointers tab
- Select the set you want to remove
- Select "Delete" next to the "Save as" button
- Hit apply, then okay
- Navigate to (default) C:/Windows/Cursors/Metro X3 by exsess and delete the cursor set's folder you want to remove
- Make a frowny face :(
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JABUNO Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Thanks, lovely cursor theme
SoNiC4000 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
When will you release the classic one D: ?
DJ-Simon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Nice Work Nod 
angryangus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
very nice Nod 
idioti123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
yhinnawi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
thank you
serenadezr Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
very nice
mintpower Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student General Artist
When i right click the file, it's other things but none of them i saying install. why. i'am a doing something wrong :c
VitaliaLeigh Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
I love these cursors but can someone please tell me where to download the file?
Fabricio20 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
There's a "Download" button right on the top right corner of this page!
Tadashiisnotonfire Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
lynchknot Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm looking for the actual windows 8 busy animation cursor (the balls that disappear then reappear). This is not like it. nice work though. 
EatingInternet Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Yo so when is the micro set coming ;)
syswow0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lateralus138 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Thanks, this is an awesome set. For anyone wishing to batch install these from CMD in Windows just open a cmd prompt and cd to the root directory where you extracted this to and run this command:

for /r %i in (*.inf) do (rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction DefaultInstall 128 %i)

this will search recursively through those cursor directories for the install inf files and install each as it comes across them installing all at the same time. To run from a file: copy the above text into a text file renaming the extension to .bat or .cmd and placing the file into the root directory where the cursors are then run by clicking. In the batch file replace all instances of '%i' with '%%i'.
amazinghitomi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Chabsy Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2014
I simply love this theme, it's just too bad the "Link Select" pointer is such a turn-off to me, I feel like it doesn't really belong :s It would be swell if other options were provided!
Nice theme nonetheless.
hs-rod Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super coool! Thanks!!
Elhij Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do i download it?
NeutralZeroZx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I like them very much :D
blodbi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Clap clap clap clap clap clap clap!
Brianditalistina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Beautiful :D
Revenshee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are awesome, prefer using the cyan cursor in place of the usual links icon, but everything else is perfect. Waiting for micro since the default size is a bit too large for my taste.
iceandcherries Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks these are really cute! :D
Lisle30 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Maybe I should have a try ,I like the minimal style so much that I even don't need the little hand cursor. Whatever, It's awoesome! I'm here to plus another fav:D (Big Grin) 
AMZZMA Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
truly awesome :D

thanks for notif me for this update:*

*instant favorited*
SoNiC4000 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
When we will get micro and classic?
ayeshax3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Love this set. And perfect instructions lol!
eddiket Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Artist
Yep great, but i'd be 'all over' a smaller version !!!!
richard-vdijk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't like the hand thing, so I changed it to a cyan-with-white-outline cursor. Now this pack is perfect for me.
Skrell Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
hey man whatever happened to update 3?  :) 
ToxiCactus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thank you so much :)
With style and simplicity, AWESOME!)
Zebeleizis88 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thank you for these great cursors!
One suggestion from me: I don't really like the cursor for the links (the hand shaped cursor). Having that skin color on it seems a bit out of place as the other cursors have the same consistent color. It'a a bit strange, for me at least, to have this constant change of colors, especially when browsing web pages when you are constantly clicking or mousing over links.
However, great pack, good job and big thanks!

FrancisForward Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
great work :clap:
thanks for sharing :hug:
Skrell Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
any update on v3 with the smaller arrow version?
Maximum959 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm...Which folders? I really want this, but I dont know how to install it...
Maximum959 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, stupid me :D never mind
dalati325 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when are you releasing micro? I love these but there kinda big for my taste. Good job though 10/10
josejohn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013

Hi, check out the intall.inf of Light ones.


CUR_DIR       = "Cursors\Metro X3 by exsess\Bold\Brown"

iIt is specified "Bold" instead of "Light" except Amber and Black and shows conflict in control panel

josejohn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Awesome. Best fit to metro interface.
RandomAcronym Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Your Metro X2 was one of the cursor sets that inspired me to make my own. Now you made X3 and it's a large improvement! Nice Work :)
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013

Hi! Thank you!<br / />After seeing your Cursor Sans, I think it deserves more exposure than it currently has. o_O

Your cursors are extremely well-made! Simplicity is always sexy. ;)

RandomAcronym Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I Kind of blame my self for that, I released it at v0.3, with just a white/blue pointer and no install script, by 1.0 months had gone by and it was off the "new" page :S 
I was at v2.0 by the time I posted it on, It stayed on the "Popular Cursors" list for months! got 800+ downloads there :D
Skrell Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
amazing update!!! keep it up man these are some of the best cursors i've ever seen!!
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Woot! Thanks for the continued support, dude! :D
Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Seems to be working OK with my Vista OS. Very nice, thanks!! ;)
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Great! Thanks for trying it out :)
Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Yep.. still good! I have win 8 mobile but still in doubts if I'll ever get the PC version of windows 8 so it's nice to try out stuff like this and pretend.. :D Again.. good job on the x3 cursors :thumbsup:
ArthurGFX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I love this
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Awesome! You're welcome :D
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