Accessibility Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the colorful text cursor indicator 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: 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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