To change the mouse pointer or cursor in Windows 11, go to Settings > Accessibility > Mouse pointer and touch. Under "Mouse Pointer Style," select "Custom" to choose a color or select one of the other options. To change the size, drag the slider next to "size."
Windows 11 offers the flexibility to customize the mouse pointer color and size, similar to its predecessor. This feature is particularly useful for users who find the default cursor too small or have difficulty identifying its color. Fortunately, the process of changing the mouse pointer remains straightforward and user-friendly.
Windows 11 provides several customization options to meet the diverse needs of its users. In this regard, let us explore the available options and learn how to apply them effectively in Windows 11.
To change the mouse pointer color and size, first, launch the ‘Start Menu’ either by clicking on the Taskbar Icon or press the
WINDOWS key, search for ‘Settings’, and click on the relevant search result to launch the app.
In Windows 11, the ‘Settings’ app has been completely redesigned. There are different listed on the left, select ‘Accessibility’ from the list.
In the ‘Accessibility’ settings, select the ‘Mouse pointer and touch’ tab on the right under the ‘Vision’ section.
You are now in the ‘Mouse pointer and touch’ settings where you can change both the size and color of the mouse pointer.
Changing the Pointer Color
You will find four options under ‘Mouse Pointer Style’. The first option is selected by default. Let’s see what these four options are.
Note: The numbers mentioned under each option are added to provide a better explanation for each and are not a part of the Windows 11 settings.
- White: The first option is selected by default and the pointer appears white.
- Black: When you select the second option, the color of the pointer changes to ‘Black’, as the name indicates.
- Inverted: When you select ‘Inverted’, the pointer appears ‘Black’ on ‘White’ background and ‘White’ on a ‘Black’ background.
- Custom: The fourth option, i.e., Custom, allows you to choose any color.
Since the first three options are simple and have been thoroughly explained, it’s time we explore what the ‘Custom’ option has to offer.
When you click on the ‘Custom’ option, the ‘Lime’ color will be selected by default. You can select any other color from the ones listed below. Or to choose one that’s not listed, click on the ‘Choose another color’ option.
Now you can choose any color that you want for the pointer. Just click on a particular portion in the box and then use the slider below to adjust the color value. Finally, click on ‘Done’ to apply the changes to the mouse pointer color.
Change the Mouse Cursor Size
To increase the pointer size, drag the slider next to ‘size’ to the right. The pointer size is by default set to ‘1’, which is the minimum size. You can increase it upto ’15’.
The size numbers mentioned here wouldn’t make much sense until you drag the slider yourself. Also, the pointer size will change while dragging the slider, and you can stop dragging further when it reaches the desired size.
Changing the mouse pointer color and size in Windows 11 is a simple process that can cater to the needs of all users. The customization options available offer refreshing and appealing cursor colors while the ability to increase the pointer size comes in handy for those with visual impairments. By following the steps mentioned in this article, you can easily change the mouse pointer color and size to make working on your computer more enjoyable and efficient. So, go ahead and customize your mouse pointer to suit your preferences and make your Windows 11 experience even better!