How to Locate the Cursor Pointer in Windows 10

If you often lose your Windows 10 pointer in your super-size high-resolution display, there is a simple way to locate the pointer quickly.

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If you often lose your Windows 10 pointer in your super-size high-resolution display, there is a simple way to locate the pointer quickly. Let’s explore how to turn it on and add visibility to the pointer.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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First, open the Start menu and type “mouse” (without the quotes) in the Cortana search box. Next, click the Mouse settings shortcut that appears in upper left-hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Accessing mouse settings

Now, in Mouse settings, locate the Related settings section and click the Additional mouse options link. See below image:

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Additional mouse settings

Next, when the Mouse Properties window opens, click the Pointer Options tab and checkmark the option Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key. See following image:

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Turing on location of pointer

Now, select the Pointers tab. Depending on your display scheme, for example, if you use Dark Mode, you may want to use a white pointer, conversely, for a white or light background, a black cursor is your best option. Now, click OK. Refer to below image:

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Setting your pointer

Your Mouse Properties window will close. Next, exit Settings.

Your pointer will change to your selection. Also, anytime you press the Ctrl key, an animated shrinking circle will appear around the cursor to locate it. See below image:

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Using the Ctrl key

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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