Accessibility Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to change the text cursor indicator size for your account in Windows 11.

The text cursor is that blinking line at the end of what you are typing in Windows.

Windows 11 lets you use a colorful text cursor indicator to make your text cursor more visible.

You can also change the size and color of the text cursor indicator.

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Contents

  • Option One: Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Text Cursor Indicator Size using REG file




Option One

Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accessibility on the left side, and click/tap on Text cursor on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Text cursor settings

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3 Under Text cursor indicator, adjust the Size slider to the size (1-5) you want. (see screenshot below)

5 is the default text cursor indicator size.


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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Text Cursor Indicator Size using REG file


1 Do step 2 (size 1), step 3 (size 2), step 4 (size 3), step 5 (size 4), or step 6 (size 5) below for the size you want.

2 To Change Text Cursor Indicator Size to 1

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​

Change_text_cursor_indicator_size_to_1.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator]
"IndicatorType"=dword:00000001

3 To Change Text Cursor Indicator Size to 2

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​

Change_text_cursor_indicator_size_to_2.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator]
"IndicatorType"=dword:00000002

4 To Change Text Cursor Indicator Size to 3

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​

Change_text_cursor_indicator_size_to_3.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator]
"IndicatorType"=dword:00000003

5 To Change Text Cursor Indicator Size to 4

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​

Change_text_cursor_indicator_size_to_4.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator]
"IndicatorType"=dword:00000004

6 To Change Text Cursor Indicator Size to 5

This is the default size.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​

Change_text_cursor_indicator_size_to_5.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator]
"IndicatorType"=dword:00000005

7 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

8 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

9 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

10 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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