How To Change Cursor Color

Dear Computer Lady,

I want to know how to change the color of my mouse pointer.

Thank you, Helen

Dear Helen,

In the Control Panel, you can select a set of pointers to use. Some of the available schemes use different colors to make the pointer more visible.

Let’s get started.

1. Click on “Start” and then “Control Panel”.

2. In the Control Panel, click on “Hardware and Sound”

3. Under, “Devices and Printers” click on “Mouse”.

4. The mouse properties dialog box will open. Click on the “Pointers” tab.

5. In the “Scheme” section, click on the drop down list to select a scheme, and preview the results in the box below.

6. When you have found a scheme that you like, click the “OK” button to save your changes and close the dialog box.

If you don’t find a scheme that you like, you can always search for more cursor schemes online and install one of those. Here is a site to get you started:



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    • ron007
    • June 30, 2013

    I use a downloaded a pointer image called “Chunky Cursor”. It provides a cursor that is substantially than those provided by Windows. They also come in various colors. I like the fire-engine red one. The Chunky Cursor is much better for powerpoint presentations. The same company also provided an addon called “Enormouse” which is a CRAZY big mouse pointer. It is too big for daily use(it gets in the way) but would be good for Presentations and maybe for grade school kids.

    The web site that originally provided them is off line, but you can find copies in various file sharing sites such as:

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