Get your animated Healey
cursors (for Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT) right here!
(Thanks to the Smokey
Mountain Austin-Healey Club)
They come in a variety of
Yellow, Blue, Red, British Racing Green, Black
- Square-bodied Spridgets:
Red, Blue, Yellow, Brown
- Big Healeys:
Red, Dark Blue, Black
And they do what Healey's (and British
cars in general) do best!
Instructions for installing
and configuring an animated cursor
NOTE: You must have Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows XP, Windows 2000,
or Windows NT to use these animated cursors.
The file you downloaded (You didn't download it yet?
here to download it.) is a self-extracting executable file. First things
first: run it.
If you know which directory you downloaded it to:
- Click the Start button at the bottom left corner of the
- Click Run on the menu that appears.
- Type in the directory and file name that you want to run.
The file name to run is ahcursors.exe
You can use the Browse button to find the exact directory
and file name, if necessary. The self-extracting program will put the
resulting files into c:\windows\cursors. This is the correct directory for
Windows 95, 98, and XP, but for Windows 2000 and Windows NT, you may want to put it in C:\WINNT\CURSORS.
Or, you may want to choose another directory.
If you don't know which directory you saved it in:
- Use your right mouse
button to click the Start button at the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Choose "Find..." or
"Search..." from the menu that appears.
- Type the name of the file you downloaded -- ahcursors.exe --
in the search box.
- In the box labeled "Look in," type
"C:\" (or the name of the drive where you saved the file).
- Make sure the "Include subfolders" checkbox is
checked, if appropriate.
- Click the "Find Now" or "Search
- Double-click the icon next to the file that was found.
This will run the extraction program, which will save the resulting file
into C:\WINDOWS\CURSORS, or the
directory that you specified.
All right. Now you have the animated cursor files. How do you
tell Windows to use a particular cursor when it goes into "Busy" mode?
- Start the Control Panel by using the following steps .
- Click the Start button.
- Choose "Settings" from the menu that appears
- Choose "Control Panel."
- Double click the Mouse icon in the Control Panel.
- Click the Pointers tab in the Mouse Properties dialog
- Double click the line labeled "Busy."
- If you are running Windows 95, 98, or XP, you should
now be looking at a list of files in the C:\WINDOWS\CURSORS directory. If
you are running Windows 2000 or Windows NT, you should be looking at a list of files in
the C:\WINNT\CURSORS directory.
If you don't see a Healey there, go back and check the
directions on running the file you downloaded.
- Double-click the icon you want. In the top right corner of
the Mouse Properties window you'll see the cursor doing its thing.
- Click the OK button on the Mouse Properties window.
- Close the Control Panel.
Whew! The cursor is now installed. When your computer goes
into busy mode -- for instance, when you're starting a program -- you'll see the
animated cursor for a second or two. There are other cursor modes that
these cursors can be used for. Try them out! Experiment!