How to Change Mouse Pointer Color and Size in Windows 10

Windows 10 May 2019 update (Version 1903) packs numerous enhancements and refinements which add polish and flair to windows 10. These include a new and cool  Windows 10 theme which comes with cool and innovative icons.

Additionally, the update extends more freedom and power in customization of tools that users use on a day-to-day basis.

One of the notable changes you can make is to customize the appearance of your mouse pointer.  In this guide, we will demonstrate how you can change the color and size of the mouse pointer in Windows 10.

Let’s dive in!

How to Change the Size of a Mouse Pointer

There are two ways of modifying the mouse pointer size and color: via control panel or the PC settings option. The control panel method works for windows 7,8 and 10 while the PC settings method works for windows 8 and 10 only.

To customize your mouse pointer color and size, follow the steps outlined below

Click on the ‘Start‘ button and select the ‘Settings‘ option which is a gear icon as shown below

Windows settings option

This opens the ‘Settings‘ Window with several customization options. Click on the ‘Ease of Access‘ option.

Ease of Access option in settings

On the left Pane click on ‘Cursor and Pointer size‘ .On the right pane,  in the ‘Change Pointer size and Color’, you will be presented with a slide bar that you can use to increase the size of your mouse pointer. Adjust it to suit your preferred mouse pointer size.

chnage the size and color of a mouse pointer in windows 10

How to Change Mouse Pointer Color

Just below, you will find a ‘Change Pointer color section’ .  Here you can change your pointer color to black, or even white. change color and size of a mouse

If you’d like to add a splash of color to your mouse pointer, click on the far right button to open a list of suggested mouse pointer colors as shown below.

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change color and size of a mouse

If you want to be more adventurous and try out a spectrum of colors, click on the plus [+] button below labeled ‘Pick a custom color‘ . This will pop open an RGB (Red Blue Green) / CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black) color palette with thousands of colors which you can choose from. Feel free to also play around with the Hexadecimal values to obtain your preferred color.

change color and size of a mouse

And that’s all we had in store for you. We do hope that this tutorial was beneficial in helping you to change the color and size of a mouse in Windows 10. Your feedback will be most welcome.

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6 thoughts on “How to Change Mouse Pointer Color and Size in Windows 10”

  1. My computer doesn’t have a color button for changing the color of the mouse pointer. I have the latest update for Windows 10 but this wasn’t included.

  2. For we old goats that don’t see so well anymore this is one cool new feature. I was doing some multi windows tasks a few moments ago and kept losing the pointer. Not anymore!!! I just have to play with it a bit to determine the best usable size. Doing a text selection is easier too.


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