You probably have never changed your cursor settings on your Mac. These are located in Keyboard & Mouse in your System Preferences. You can normally change the size of the cursor and the speed at which it is moved around. But that's pretty much it. We've found five different applications that allow you to add extra features to your cursor, from cosmetic changes to added actions.
- SteerMouse - This driver for both USB and Bluetooth mice lets you customize all aspect of the device, from the wheel to the clicks and movements. You'll be able to set cursor speed and acceleration and have it placed at a particular location when certain windows are opened up. SteerMouse also lets you customize cursor actions depending on the application.
- Mighty Mouse - Working tightly with Application Enhancer, Mighty Mouse gives you full control over your cursor, from scaling it to the desired size to select a new one from a wide choice of over 200 options. If you're feeling creative, Mighty Mouse also lets you create and import your own cursors.
- iCursor - Visual effects might really be your thing. In this case, you'll probably like iCursor. This program allows you to choose from 20 different effects to accompany your cursor activity. These go from sparks to fire, bubbles, a shower of stars or more. The effects are well designed yet you might want to turn them off after a while, as they tend wear you out a little.
- Wraparound - This ingenious little program literally lets you wrap your cursor around multiple screens, as the name obviously suggest.Those of you who work with multiple monitors will know the pain of dragging the cursor on large spaces. With Wraparound, all you need to do is approach it to one side of your screen to switch to that one. A real lifesaver.
- OmniDazzle - Similar to iCursor, this little plugin adds effects to your mouse movements. It can be both entertaining and practical as it's also an original way to highlight movements and actions with your cursor. You can easily change colors and sizes of elements according to what needs to be revelaled on your screen.