How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11

Windows 11 brings a ton of customization options to the table. This helps users to improve their user experience, or simply make their operating system look unique. There are tons of customization options available for users to change.

Today, we will be taking a look at how you can easily change your mouse cursor as well as its color on your Windows 11 PC. The best part about this so that you can make these changes with the tools that are baked into the Windows 11 operating system. There is no need for you to get or install additional third-party tools for this type of customization.

Let’s get started.

In this guide, we will be talking about the different ways you can follow to change the mouse cursor and pointer in Windows 11, as well as some additional settings that you can use to change the way how your mouse works on your Windows 11 PC.

How to Change Mouse Cursor from Control Panel

The Control Panel in Windows 11 is where you can easily make a lot of system changes safely and easily. The Control Panel has been in the Windows operating system for a long time. With that being said, here are the steps to adjust and change the mouse pointer in the Control Panel.

How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11
  1. First, open the Start menu and type Control Panel.
  2. When you see the Control Panel in the search results of the Start menu, click on it.
  3. On the top right corner of the Control Panel window, click on the search bar. 
  4. Type in Mouse and click on the main header that you see in the search results.
  5. This will now open up the Mouse Properties window.
  6. Click on the Pointers tab and choose from the various pointer styles available from the drop-down menu.
    How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11
  7. You can also choose to enable the pointer shadow by selecting the checkbox at the bottom of the Mouse Properties window.
  8. If you have any other custom mouse pointer icon that you would like to use, you can click on the Browse button to set up your custom mouse pointer.

Additional Mouse Pointer Options

Keeping the Mouse Properties window open from the previous steps, you can now adjust and make some changes to how your mouse pointer functions.

How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11
  • To change how fast your mouse pointer moves across the screen, you simply drag the slider either to the left for slower speeds or to the right for faster speeds.
  • You can select the Snap To option to make your Mouse pointer automatically move over to the option that would be the default.
  • Also, if you do not like the mouse pointer being visible when typing, simply select the checkbox next to hide the pointer while typing.
  • Also, you can easily look for your mouse pointer by pressing the Control key on your keyboard. Select the checkbox to have this feature enabled.

How to Change Mouse Pointer Settings via Settings

The Settings app in Windows 11 has been revamped with a lot of the settings made available in a single app rather than spread out and about the operating system such as the Control Panel. You can follow these steps to change the mouse cursor settings via the Settings app.

How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11
  1. Open the Settings app from the Start menu on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. With the Settings app open, click on the accessibility tab on the left.
  3. Under the Vision header, you should see the Mouse Pointer and Touch options. Select it.
  4. Here, you can choose from the different mouse pointer styles.
  5. Just below that, you can frag the soldier to either increase or decrease the size of the mouse pointer.
How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11

How to Change Mouse Cursor Settings via Settings

Apart from just making your mouse pointer look better, you can also change how the cursor displays on your Windows 11 PC.

How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11
  1. Open the Start Menu and click on the Settings app icon.
  2. Now, click on the Accessibility tab on the left-hand side of the app.
  3. Click on the text Cursor option under the Vision header.
  4. You can now choose to display a Text Cursor indicator by switching the toggle On.
  5. To change the size of the cursor, you simply need to drag the slider to decrease or decrease the size of the cursor.
  6. If you want to add color to your cursor, you can simply choose the given color options or, click on choose another color to create your custom color.
  7. Finally, you can also make changes to the thickness of your cursor. Simply drag the slider to the right to make the cursor thicker.
How to Change Mouse Cursor in Windows 11

This concludes the guide on how you can easily adjust and modify not only the mouse pointer on Windows 11 but also the mouse cursor with just the tools available within your Windows 11 operating system.

If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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