Microsoft lets you customize several features on your personal computer, and the mouse cursor is one of the features you can customize. Some PC users may think changing the mouse cursor is not worth it, but it can enhance your productivity while using the system.
This article discusses the three methods for changing your mouse cursor in Windows 11. Follow through and explore the different options available for you.
Let's begin with the changes you can make to your cursor in Windows 11.
Changes You Can Make to Your Cursor in Windows 11
You can customize your cursor in three ways as follows:
- Change the pointer styles.
- Change the color.
- Change the pointer size.
I will discuss how to do this in the next section.
How to Change Your Mouse Pointer in Windows 11
There are three different methods for customizing the mouse pointer in Windows 11. The first method is by changing the pointer scheme in the mouse properties. The second method lets you change the mouse pointer style, size, and color in the accessibility settings, while the third method lets you enhance the mouse visibility in the control panel.
Method 1: Change the Pointer Scheme
In this method, you can customize your mouse pointer's appearance by changing the pointer scheme as follows:
Step 1: Mouse Settings
The easiest way to access the mouse setting is using the search button. Click the search button from your taskbar. It will display the search field where you can type. Type the word "mouse settings" in the search field, and you will see the mouse settings option to the right of the search result page.
Click the mouse icon to open the mouse settings.
Step 2: Additional Mouse Setting
From the mouse settings window, click additional mouse settings. Navigate the right side of the Settings window to the Related settings section to find it.
Step 3: Pointers Tab
The mouse properties window will pop up after clicking additional mouse settings. There are different tabs in the top section of this window. Click on "pointers" to continue.
Step 4: Click Scheme Drop-down Menu
In the pointers tab, click on the drop-down arrow in the scheme section. Scroll through the drop-down options and select a mouse pointer. It will display different pointer styles you can pick.
Step 5: Apply the Settings
Click Apply, then OK to save the changes.
Method 2: Change the Mouse Pointer Style, Size, and Color
In this method, you can change all the properties of the mouse pointer, the style, the size, and the color. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Settings
Open the settings app on your PC. The shortest way to do this is to use the keyboard shortcut keys by pressing the Windows button + I.
Alternatively, you can right-click on the start button on the taskbar and click on settings.
Step 2: Accessibility
In the settings window, click on the Accessibility option. You will find it in the sidebar of the page.
Step 3: Mouse Pointer and Touch
Clicking Accessibility will display a list of options to the right of the window. Scroll down to the section titled Vision and select mouse pointer and touch.
Step 4: Customize the Pointer.
From the mouse pointer window, you can change any of the three properties of the mouse pointer. The mouse pointer style lets you choose a style or color that pleases you. The available options are:
- The default white
Choose the custom option, and it will display recommended colors to pick. If you cannot see your preferred color, click "choose another option".
To change the pointer size, drag your mouse to the size tile. Click the circle within the size slider and drag it to the right. The cursor's size as you drag the circle to the right.
Method 3: Enhance the Mouse Visibility
Follow the steps here to enhance the visibility of your mouse.
Step 1: Control Panel
Open the control panel on your PC. The fastest way to do this is to use the search button. Click the search button and type "control panel" in the search field. The control panel app will display to the right of the search result page.
Step 2: Ease of Access
From the control panel, select ease of access. It is the last option on the list.
Step 3: Ease of Access Center
Click on the Ease of Access center on the next page.
Step 4: Make the Mouse Easier to See
The ease of access center contains options that make it easier to use your computer. Scroll through the options and click on make the mouse easier to use.
Step 5: Customize Your Mouse Pointer
In the next window, you have options to change the color and size of the mouse pointer. There are three different options - white, black, and inverted. Each of the three options has three categories - regular, large, and extra-large.
Select any of the options and click apply, then, okay.
When you select any of these options, they will automatically start each time you sign in to your PC.
That is all on how to change the mouse cursor in Windows 11. Try out each method and see which is best for you. You can always return the mouse cursor to default by following the steps in method 2 and selecting the default white in the last stage of the method.
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