Accessibility Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 11


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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.

See also:

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


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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