How many times a day do you do the “mouse wiggle” to find your lost pointer? It’s common because the default pointer is often hard to quickly locate. A small, white pointer is easily lost because it doesn’t contrast strongly with the other information on your screen. Most of the time, your screen is covered with white, shades of gray, black, or shades of blue. In fact, the most popular color on the internet is light blue. I often use nature scenes and sailing photos for my wallpaper, which on average, are blues, greens, and browns.
I needed a better contrasting color and a larger size pointer. The latest Windows 10 release allows an easy way to change the pointer color and size. I chose a bright lemon yellow because that color seldom appears on my screen otherwise.
Here are simple instructions to change your mouse pointer’s color and size. You can click the screenshots to enlarge them on your screen.
In the Settings app, select the Ease of Access section.
Next, select Cursor & pointer in the left sidebar. This will open the options panel. The default is a very small white pointer. I change the pointer size to be three steps larger, then I select a bright yellow color. Note the red arrows below and use those controls to set your cursor to your favorite size and color.
This is a simple tip, but it’s one of my favorites. On large screens, it makes Windows much easier to use. Now I spend much less time hunting for my pointer.