This post shows students and new users how to change the mouse pointer size and color when using Windows 11 to help folks with who can’t see clearly or have some sort of vision impairments. Likewise, changing the color of the mouse pointer might also help in this situation, since both settings can be done from a single windows pane.
Windows 11 comes with a standard mouse pointer size and color, which is small and white. The default small size 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. The good this is, Windows allows you to change the size of the mouse pointer so that you can see it clearly on the screen.
In the mouse settings pane, you can drag the slider under “Mouse pointer style.” By default, the mouse pointer is set to 1—the smallest size. You can choose a size from 1 to 15, being very large.
Whatever your reasons are for changing the size of the pointer, Windows 11 allows users to change and customize the size and color of the mouse pointer.
The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.
With all the many features added to Windows 11, nothing dramatically was added to the mouse pointer settings in Windows 11.
To get started with changing the mouse pointer size in Windows 11, follow the steps below:
How to change your mouse pointer size in Windows 11
One can change their mouse pointer size and color easily in Windows 11 for any reason. This change could help people with poor vision and those struggling to see small objects on the screen.
Follow the steps below to change the pointer.
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.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accessibility, select Mouse pointer and touch on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.
Not only can you change the size of the pointer, you can also change the color of the pointer if it’s too small to see on the screen. Adding color and increasing the size will greatly help people with poor vision.
Drag the slider under “Mouse pointer style.” By default, the mouse pointer is set to 1—the smallest size. You can choose a size from 1 to 15, being very large.
You can also change the color of the mouse pointer to make it easy to see. On the Mouse pointer and touch settings pane, select the Custom color from the selection provider. Then choose a color for the pointer that better match your situation.
- The first tile is the default white mouse pointer with a black border.
- The second tile is a black pointer with a white border.
- The third tile is an inverted pointer, which changes to white on a black background and vice verse.
- The fourth is a Custom color tile that allows you to change the pointer to any color.
Changes you make here are automatically apply in real-time. Simply exit from the settings pane when you’re done.
This post showed you how to change the size and color of the mouse pointer in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.