Accessibility Change Mouse Pointer Style, Color, and Size in Windows 11


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The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can change the mouse pointer style, color, and size to make it easier to see in Windows 11.

This tutorial will show you how to change mouse pointer style, color, and size for your account in Windows 11.


Your mouse pointer settings are saved to the two registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Accessibility



Contents

  • Option One: Change Mouse Pointer Style, Color, and Size in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Mouse Pointer Scheme in Control Panel




Option One

Change Mouse Pointer Style, Color, and Size in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accessibility on the left side, and click/tap on Mouse pointer and touch on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Mouse pointer and touch settings

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3 Under Mouse pointer, select the White (default), Black, Inverted, or Custom Mouse pointer style you want. (see screenshots below step 4)

4 Select the Size (1 to 15) you want. (see screenshots below)

1 is the default size.


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5 If you selected the Custom Mouse pointer style, then do step 6 (recommended colors), step 7 (choose another color], or step 8 (specify custom RGB or HSV color] below for how you want to specify a color.

6 Select Color from "Recommended colors"

A) Select a color you want under Recommended colors, and go to step 9. (see screenshot below)​

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7 Choose color from "Choose another color"

A) Click/tap on Choose another color. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Select a base color you want on the left side. (see screenshot below)​

C) Adjust the slider to customize the selected color.​

The color on the right side is the current color.


D) Click/tap on Done when finished, and go to step 9.​

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8 Specify custom RGB or HSV color from "Choose another color"

A) Click/tap on Choose another color. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Click/tap on More. (see screenshot below)​

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C) Select RGB or HSV in the drop menu for the type of color you want to specify. (see screenshots below)​

D) Enter the RGB or HSV values for the custom color you want.​

E) Click/tap on Done when finished, and go to step 9.​

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9 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Mouse Pointer Scheme in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Mouse icon.

2 Click/tap on the Pointers tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Select a mouse pointer scheme you want in the Scheme drop menu.

4 Click/tap on OK.

5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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