How to Change the Mouse Pointer snd Text Indicator on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you increase the mouse cursor’s size and change its color as well as changed the text indicator.. Want a black mouse cursor instead? You can choose that. Want a huge yellow inverted cursor that’s easier to see? You can choose that, too. Want the cursor indicator that you can see? In our example, we will create a Scheme of yellow inverted size three cursor and a blue text indicator with a thickness of three.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 5, 2022

Windows 10 lets you increase the mouse cursor’s size and change its color as well as changed the text indicator. Want a black mouse cursor instead? You can choose that. Want a huge yellow inverted cursor that’s easier to see? You can choose that, too. Want the cursor indicator that you can see? In our example, we will create a Scheme of yellow inverted size three cursor and a blue text indicator with a thickness of three. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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Change the Mouse Settings

First, open Mouse Settings. In the Cortana search box at the lower left-hand corner, type in “mouse settings“. From the results, in the upper left-hand corner, click the Mouse settings result. The Mouse window will then open.

Next, in this window, you can adjust:

  • Cursor speed – move the slider from slow to fast
  • Mouse wheel scroll – select Multiple lines at a time
  • Lines to scroll – as you move the slider, hover on it to see the number to scroll
  • Scroll inactive windows – to enable, switch the toggle to ON

Refer to the below image:

Adjust the mouse options

When finished, click Adjust mouse & cursor size in the upper right-hand corner. Now, on the window that opens, you can adjust:

  • Pointer size – change the size from small to large
  • Pointer color – change the color by clicking the second and fourth tile. A color picker will appear for you to choose a color
  • Set touch feedback – change touch feedback toggle to ON

See the below image:

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Adjust the mouse pointer options

Change the Text Indicator

Next, in the pane on the left, select the Text cursor option. See the following image:

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Select the Text cursor option

Now, on the menu that opens, you can adjust:

  • Text cursor indicator – toggle the switch to ON
  • Text cursor size – from small to large
  • Text cursor indicator color – select a color from the tiles
  • Text cursor thickness – as you move the slider, hover on it to see the number for thickness

When finished, navigate back to the Mouse settings window. In the find a setting box in the upper left-hand corner, type in “mouse” and choose Mouse settings option.

Next, on the window that opens, select Additional mouse options in the upper right-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

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Select Additional mouse options

Now, the Mouse Properties window will open. Select the Pointers tab. Then label the Scheme by clicking the drop-down box and type in a name, click OK. When finished, click OK at the bottom. See the below image:

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Adjust the Mouse properties

In our example, we have created a Scheme of yellow inverted size three cursor and a blue text indicator with a thickness of three.

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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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