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Increase cursor visibility


How can I make my mouse pointer more visible?


This question was answered on May 10, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The default mouse pointer in Windows XP is relatively small and relatively subtle For most people, it’s big enough But if you have anything less than perfect vision, you may benefit from a bigger, brighter mouse pointer If you find yourself losing the cursor often due to its inconspicuous nature, read on.

To see the alternatives and experiment with different pointers, open Control Panel and double-click the Mouse icon.

On the Pointers tab, click the drop-down list under the Scheme heading The 3-D Bronze scheme, shown below, adds a touch of color to the pointer but doesn’t change its size.

To add motion and extra color to your mouse pointers, try the Windows Animated scheme If you want bigger arrows and hourglasses, use the Magnified scheme with its thick borders, or choose the Large or Extra Large versions of the Windows Default, Windows Black, or Windows Inverted schemes.

Preview the pointers in the list at the bottom of the box and choose OK or Apply.

Change your mind? Go back to the Mouse Properties dialog box and click Use Default.

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on May 10, 2006