Magnifier (Done Right!)
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Magnifier (Done Right!)

Updated Mar 18, 2004 by Tombalaci

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Comment #1 Sunday, March 14, 2004 8:19 AM
Good work. keep it up.
Comment #2 Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:09 AM
I like it but why does it unzip into a bunch of PNG images instead of one theme file like the rest that I have? What am I doing wrong?
Lady D
Comment #3 Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:14 AM
These are beaitful but how do you get them to work with CursorXP they will not load,would you pleases fix them?
Comment #4 Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:48 AM
I think this is the best cursor in the world!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment #5 Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:15 AM
Awesome Cursors! Thanks Tombalaci

Lady D and shdyldy, here's what to do to get them to work with Cursor Xp.. read below:


1. Download the zip file to your computer.
2. Right click on the zip file and choose "Properties"

3. you'll see the "General" tab staring right in your face. On the top of the box, you'll see "Type of File" and "Opens with:____" Then you'll see a little box you click on saying "Change"

4. Click on the "Change" box and another box pops up with a menu of all the programs you can choose to "Open With".

5. You should see two different Cursor XP files on the menu. Choose the FIRST Cursor XP not the second Cursor XP ion on the list with the little Cursor XP logo next to it. I dont know why there are two Cursor XP ions, but there must be a good reason...

Nothing bad will happen if you choose that second one- but it wont work if you do.

6. After you've chosen Cursor XP from the list, click "Ok", the menu box closes, leaving you with the original "Properties Box". Choose "Apply" , then "OK".

7. Now ya can click on the zip file as if it were a Cursor XP file. Click on it- and you'll see that familiar "Generating cursor" thingy do it's work, and the cursor will load.

IMPORTANT!: Be sure to open the Cursor XP program and click "Save As" ., so that the cursor will be saved in your CursorXP theme files. If you dont save it, you'll lose it, and will have to do everything all over again.

Good luck!
Comment #6 Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:17 AM

heh hehh.. Make sure you go back into your Winzip file- and rechange the filetype back to "Winzip" when you're done
Comment #7 Sunday, March 14, 2004 11:01 AM
Got it.....Thanks!!
Comment #8 Sunday, March 14, 2004 12:25 PM
Actually, there's a very easy way to get this theme to work...just rename the file, changing the .zip extension to .CurXPTheme. Then it will work just fine.

Nice, nice work, Tombalaci. I'm just gonna have to resize the cursors a little bit, though, they're kind of big!
Comment #9 Sunday, March 14, 2004 2:11 PM
Very cool, excellent work. The crosshairs may be a little bland for my tastes. Maybe you could update it..... You could get alot of cool animations goin with those crosshairs, spice it up. Just a suggestion though. However, none the less, excellent work.
Comment #10 Sunday, March 14, 2004 3:12 PM
Very cool cursors. The Magnifier will be fun to use. I agree with Jinn. These cursors are HUGE. LOL I gotta resize them. Thanx, Tomba.
Comment #11 Sunday, March 14, 2004 8:29 PM
Having lots of fun w/ this one... The only thing I just had to resize it to make it 50% smaller. Other than that. Great work, very original
Comment #12 Sunday, March 14, 2004 11:49 PM
Hmmm, am I the only one having problem posting comments?
Comment #13 Sunday, March 14, 2004 11:57 PM
Aaah, it seems WinCustomize uses scripts that are being blocked by my firewall. Anyway, I turned it off and off I write!

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I figured the cursors would be quite big for most people, but I have dual monitors and I need big cursors to be able to find them. I will whip up a minified version of it.

@ Morphica: Yes the crosshairs are quite bland but I think the cursor set was already quite straining to the eyes. I thought having them simple would be better. Besides, I got lazy and inpatient. Had to finish and publish it immediately. I will still try to see if I can get some more animations in it. You'll never know, maybe in about a month, I'll have an update.

Keep the comments coming. I will try to accommodate them as well as I can. I think the first step would be a smaller version for those with unlicensed CursorXPs out there who cannot scale this cursor.

Comment #14 Monday, March 15, 2004 12:00 AM
Oh, and thanks Boldylocks and Jinn Fizz.

I did find out that for some reason, WinCustomize changed my filename from .CurXPTheme to .Zip. Quite annoying.

Please rename the downloaded file to read MagnifierDoneRight.CurXPTheme and double click on it to make it work.

Can Efruz u Sahane
Comment #15 Monday, March 15, 2004 5:20 AM
Bu ne lan Tombalaci?? g�begine benzetmeye �alistin herhal..neyse,neyse..Canpolat'a selam!!
Comment #16 Monday, March 15, 2004 6:03 AM
Oh !
I like your Magnifier Idea, it's great !
Comment #17 Monday, March 15, 2004 6:35 AM
Like very much the transparencies!!!
paul michaels
Comment #18 Monday, March 15, 2004 8:02 AM
Thank you Tombalaci for the great cursor....Special thanks to Boldylocks for the winzip lesson. Worked like a charm. It was about time someone wrote out the instructions rather then just saying "just rename the file" which never worked for me! Again Tombalaci thanks for the cursor
Comment #19 Monday, March 15, 2004 9:20 AM
Thanks everyone. I hope you all enjoy it!

@Can Efruz u Sahane: Ne diyon lea? Canpolat kim? Sen kimsin?
Underground Design
Comment #20 Monday, March 15, 2004 7:16 PM
Hey Tombalaci, Great work i really like it. And you are one of the first that i have found with the same problem as me with not being able to find your mouse on your comp cuz of the two screens. I love it for the fact that i never am not able to find my mouse again! Keep up the great work and i hope you will have more soon.

PS, and the reason wincustomize changes your file to have .zip on the end is because they would like people to winzip all of there skins before they put them up because it takes less server space and for people with dial-up still (unfortinatly like me), it is easier and quicker to download and keeps the servers free. so everyone out there that uploads plz think of us unfortante soles that have dial-up and zip your files. Thx.

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