Accessibility Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator 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 turn on or off the colorful text cursor indicator for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator 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 Turn On or Off (default) Text cursor indicator for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On Text Cursor Indicator

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_text_cursor_indicator.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"="cursorindicator"

3 Turn Off Text Cursor Indicator

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_text_cursor_indicator.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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