Make your mouse pointer more visible

The mouse pointer is sometimes hard to see. A Windows feature can help you locate it. (Some mouse drivers or software may not have this feature). Not all versions of Windows behave the same and you may need to refer to Windows help pages for further assistance.

Finding your Cursor in Windows:

1. Click on the 'Start' button or press the 'Windows' logo key or press 'Ctrl' + 'Esc'.
2. Click on 'Control Panel' or press the keyboard 'C'.
3. Make sure you are in 'Classic View.' If 'Pick a category' is the main title on the page and under the 'Control Panel' title is 'Switch to Classic View,' click this view (you are currently in 'Category View') by clicking on the link or press tab to select 'Switch to Classic View' and press 'Enter.'
4. In 'Classic View' double click 'Mouse' or repeatedly press the 'M' key until 'Mouse' is highlighted and press 'Enter.'
5. The 'Mouse Properties' page should be displayed.
6. Click on the 'Pointer Options tab' or press 'Ctrl' + 'Tab' until the 'Pointer Options' tab is activated.
7. Click the checkbox 'Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key' or press 'Alt'+'S' on the keyboard which puts a tick in the box.
8. Click 'OK' or press 'Enter' to confirm and exit mouse properties. Now pressing 'Ctrl' will give a visual clue by surrounding the pointer with circles.



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