Management Assistance Program

Change Your Cursor to Save Time and Improve Accessibility

By Jim Calloway

Do you ever have trouble spotting your cursor? Since I often use three monitors, it is sometimes easy for the tiny, little cursor to get lost when I have many windows open. There’s an easy way to fix that – just make your mouse pointer a little bigger. Start with the Windows icon at the bottom left and then click “Settings,” then “Devices,” then “Mouse” and you will see the entry at the right “Adjust mouse and cursor size.” I adjusted from the default size of 1 to size 3 and then selected yellow for my cursor color. It is easy to make the change and easy to change back if you don’t like it.

Mac users: go to the Apple Menu in the upper left corner of your screen and then click “System Preferences,” then “Accessibility,” then “Display” in the sidebar. In the “Pointer” tab, there is a scale to adjust your cursor size and outline and fill color.