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.

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:

Cursor 3
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:

Cursor 4
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:

Cursor 6
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:

Cursor 7
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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How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10

If your cursor keeps overshooting your target on your Windows 10 desktop, the culprit might be a feature known as Mouse Acceleration. Disabling it might increase your pointer accuracy, letting you land right on point every time.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 14, 2021

If your cursor keeps overshooting your target on your Windows 10 desktop, the culprit might be a feature known as Mouse Acceleration. Disabling it might increase your pointer accuracy, letting you land right on point every time.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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What is Mouse Acceleration

Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10 is a feature that increases the distance and speed at which your cursor moves across the screen in response to the speed with which you move your physical mouse.

With Mouse Acceleration enabled, if you were to quickly move your physical mouse three inches, your cursor could travel from one side of the screen to the other. However, if you were to move your mouse the exact same distance, only much slower, your cursor might only make it halfway across the screen.

This feature is enabled on Windows 10 devices by default, and the goal is to enhance the precision of your cursor. For many, it has the exact opposite effect; especially for gamers. If you find this to be the case for you, you can disable it.

Turn Off the Feature

First, in the Cortana search box (next to the Windows logo key), type Mouse and click Mouse settings from the search results in upper left-hand corner. Refer to below image:

Mouse 1
Selecting Mouse settings

Next, find the Related settings group to the right of the Mouse settings window (or the bottom if your window size is small). Now, click Additional mouse options. See below image:

Mouse 2
Selecting more mouse options

Next, in the Mouse Properties window, click the Pointer Options tab. See following image:

Mouse 3
Selecting Pointer Options tab

Now, under the Motion group, uncheck Enhance pointer precision, and then click Apply. Refer to below image:

Mouse 4
Turn off pointer precision

Now close the Mouse Properties window and exit Settings. Your mouse acceleration is now disabled.

This should help you more accurately land on your targets. But if you are a gamer and you are still having problems, you may want to read up on “mouse DPI and polling rates” and invest in a mouse that’s designed for gaming.

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