How to change the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10

Many users don't like the regular mouse pointer available in Windows. Some say that it`s too small, others say that it's too simple and unrecognizable and they want it to be more “alive”. So at this point you are asking yourself: is it possible to change the mouse pointer in Windows 10? The answer is: Yes! In this article we are going to show you two ways of changing the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10, using the standard options that are built into the operating system:

How to change the mouse pointer size and color from the Control Panel

One method is to perform this customization from the Control Panel. One way to open it is to right click (or press and hold) on the Start button in Windows 10 and then to click or tap Control Panel. You can learn all the ways for opening the Control Panel , from this article: 8 Ways to start the Control Panel in Windows 10.

In the Control Panel window open the Ease of Access section.

In the Ease of Access , click or tap on the “Change how your mouse works link to open the mouse cursor customization window.

Next, a window named “Make the mouse easier to use” will open. Here you can find a series of mouse options that can be personalized, starting with the color (black or white) and size of mouse pointers. Look at the Mouse pointers section to find them.

In the Mouse pointers section you can choose from three different cursor colors and from three different sizes for each color. The third one has an inverting effect which changes your mouse color depending on what color you are hovering over. Choose the size and color that you want to use and click or tap OK to apply your changes.

How to change the mouse pointer size and color from the Settings app

A second method which works best, especially on devices with touch, is to use the Settings app in Windows 10. The fastest way to open the Settings window is by simply pressing the Windows + I key combination. You can find other methods, in this guide: 9 Ways to open the Settings app in Windows 10. Once the window appears click or tap on the Ease of Access section.

In the left column from Ease of Access , click or tap on Mouse. On the right side of the window you will see three sections: pointer size, pointer color and mouse keys. The first two allow you to combine the mouse pointer size and color from three available options for each section.

Select the pointer size and color that you want to use. Once you have finished your selections, you can close Settings as they immediately get applied without pressing any Save button.

Conclusion

The mouse pointer is one of the things you'll always see on your Windows desktop. That's why you should customize its size and color so that you can easily see it on your screen. And, as you've seen from this article, doing that in Windows 10 is a simple process, that can be performed either from the old-school Control Panel or from the newer Settings app.