How to Change Mouse Cursor Color in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to change the mouse pointer color when using Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux comes with a standard mouse pointer color and size which is small and blank. The default black color usually isn’t helpful especially for people with poor vision.

With the use of wide screens and higher resolutions, it can be difficult to spot the mouse pointer across bigger areas of the screen, or even double screens.

Changing the color of the mouse pointer may not only be for people with poor vision or low light sensitivity, but a cosmetic change to match the color of the desktop theme or background or for people who just want to have some fun.

How to change your mouse pointer color in Windows 11

As described above, one can change their mouse pointer color easily in Ubuntu Linux for any reason. This change could help people with poor vision and those struggling to see black objects on the screen.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

However, the default Ubuntu installation does not come with mouse color changing settings. For that you will have to install a separate software.

To do that, use the steps below:

Press the CTRL + ALT + T on your keyboard to open the terminal console. Then run the commands below to install Gnome Tweaks.

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

After installing the app, go to the Activities overview and search for Tweaks.

In the app, under Appearance, choose a mouse color theme you want to use.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to change the color of the mouse pointer in Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below to report.