Windows has always allowed you to customize the size and style of the mouse pointer and cursor, which can make viewing a lot easier if you have a problem with your vision or just have a small or poor screen quality.
Changing the slider is an easy thing to do, we show you below how to make these adjustments which can have great benefits.
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How to change the mouse pointer in Windows 10
Changing the mouse pointer is very easy. To do this, open the Start menu, then choose “Settings> Ease of Access”.
Or, just type your pointer or cursor in the search box next to the Start button and click the first result in the search results list.
This presents a series of accessibility options, divided into Vision, Hearing, and Interactions sections. In the Vision section, there is a setting for “Cursor and Pointer”. Select it and you will see new options appear on the main panel.
The first is titled “Change the size and color of the pointer”.
Dragging the “Resize Pointer” slider does just that. Move it to the right and the pointer will be bigger, to the left and it will be smaller.
Underneath you will see the option “Change pointer color”. There are four options: white, black, slightly transparent (it looks like black but changes when moved over solid colors) and color.
If you go for the latter option, another row of color swatches will open that you can choose from, or you can even do your own touch-ups by clicking on the “Choose a custom pointer color” option.
The last parameter allows you to change the thickness of the slider, again using the slider.
All of these settings are dynamic, so there is no need to click “Save” at the end and you can change all of them at any time.
Note that changing these settings will affect all cursor icons, including the I-shaped one that appears when editing text and can be devilishly hard to see on some screens.
How to change the mouse pointer in Windows 8.1
The method to change the size and color of the mouse pointer in Windows 8.1 is very similar to that described above. Open “Settings> Change PC settings> Ease of access” and then find the “Mouse” option in the left column.
Selecting it opens several options in the main panel, including the size and color of the pointer. Use these options to adapt the Windows cursor to your needs.
How to change the mouse pointer in Windows 7
Microsoft may have retired Windows 7, but we know it still has users. If you need to adjust the mouse pointer in Windows 7, follow the steps below.
Go to the “Start” menu and select “Control Panel”. Use the search bar to find “Mouse” and, when you are in settings, choose the “Pointers” tab and use the options available to customize the mouse pointer.
For more ways to improve your Windows experience, read our guide on how to get the most out of your Windows PC.