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

Starting with May 2019 update, Windows 10 has some exciting options that allow you to change the mouse pointer size and color, to anything you wish. Now you are no longer stuck with using a dull white or black mouse pointer. You can make it pink, red, blue, green, or any other color you choose. You can also make the mouse pointer as large as you want. Here is how to change the mouse pointer size, and color, in Windows 10:

NOTE: The options that are shown in this guide apply to Windows 10 May 2019 Update or newer. If you do not know what Windows 10 version you have, read: How to check the Windows 10 version, OS build, edition, or type.

Step 1. Go to Windows 10's Cursor & pointer settings

Open the Settings app on your Windows 10 PC or device. A quick way to do that is to press the Windows + I keys on your keyboard. In Windows Settings, click or tap Ease of Access.

Windows 10 Settings

In the column on the left, choose Cursor & pointer.

Windows 10's cursor and pointer settings

Step 2. Change the mouse pointer size

On the right side of the Settings window, look for the "Change pointer size" slider. By default, Windows 10 uses the smallest pointer size available. To increase the pointer size, move the slider to the right, and see how large the pointer becomes.

Change the mouse pointer size

To make the pointer size smaller, move the slider to the left.

Step 3. Change the mouse pointer color

On the right side of the Settings window, look for the "Change pointer color" section. You see four options: white, black, black on a white background and white on a black background, and custom color. If you want to change the color of the mouse pointer to pink, blue, red, or some other color you like, click or tap the last option on the list. Then, you see a list of suggested pointer colors. If you like a color from the list, click or tap on it. If you want another color, click or tap "Pick a custom pointer color."

Change the mouse pointer color

A pop-up window is shown, where you can choose any color you wish from the whole RGB spectrum. If you know the RGB code of the color that you want to use, click or tap More.

Pick a custom mouse pointer color

Additional options are shown, where you can enter the code of the color that you want to use. Click or tap Done after you have entered the color code.

Enter the code for a custom mouse pointer color

Enjoy your new mouse cursor, which now looks exactly as you wanted. If you want to know more about personalizing the mouse in Windows 10, read: How to configure the mouse in Windows 10

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

Another personalization method can be performed from the Control Panel. However, the personalization options available are less useful than those from the Settings app.

If you want to know how to customize the mouse cursor size and color from here too, open the Control Panel, and go to the Ease of Access section.

The Windows 10 Control Panel

Beneath "Ease of Access Center," click or tap on the link that says: "Change how your mouse works."

Ease of Access settings

A window named "Make the mouse easier to use" opens. Here you find a series of mouse-related settings, starting with the size and color of your mouse pointer. In the Mouse pointers section, you can choose from three different mouse cursor colors and from three different sizes for each color. The third one has an inversion effect, which changes your mouse color depending on what color you are hovering over. Choose the size and the color that you want to use.

Make the mouse easier to use in Windows 10

Do not forget to press OK to apply your changes. You can now close the Control Panel, and enjoy using the mouse pointer that you have selected.

What mouse pointer size and color do you use?

The mouse pointer is one of the things you always see when working on your computer. That is why you should customize its size and color so that you enjoy using it, and you are productive at the same time. Before closing this tutorial, tell us what size and color you have chosen for your mouse pointer.