Overview – Change Cursor Color and Size
Microsoft has kept the Windows mouse pointer/cursor almost the same from the first release of Windows Vista and the legacy continues till Windows 10 with few changes over time.
But keeping the concept of Accessibility in mind, Microsoft has introduced a feature to change the color and size of the mouse pointer in Windows 11 as well.
Also, if you are bored of looking at the same mouse cursor, you can change it without any 3rd party application.
By the end of this article, you will be able to change mouse pointer size and color:
Cursor Colors in Windows 11
There are currently four mouse pointer styles in Windows 11:
It is the default pointer style in Windows 11. Selecting this color will turn the cursor color to white with a black-colored border.
Selecting the black-colored cursor will turn the cursor color to black with a white-colored border.
If you choose this option, the cursor will become “black” on a “white” backdrop and ‘white’ on a ‘black’ background.
After selecting this option you will be able to choose any color of your choice using the HEX or RGB color codes/values.
Using Windows Settings
Step #1: Open the “Windows Settings” from the Start Menu or press the “Windows key + I” key combination.
Step #2: Select the “Accessibility” option from the left sidebar and click the “Mouse Pointer and Touch” option.
Step #3: Choose the cursor style as per your preference and adjust the cursor and size by clicking, holding, and dragging the slider.
Note: The mouse pointer size is by default set to “1”, which is the minimum size and can be increased up to “15”.
Using Control Panel
Step #1: Open the “Control Panel” from the Start Menu and select the “Ease of Access” option.
Step #2: Select the “Ease of Access” option.
Step #3: Click the “Change how your mouse works” option.
Step #3: Select the desired mouse pointer color and size. Press the “Apply” button to make changes take effect immediately.
FAQs Related to Changing Cursor Color and Size
How many colors does the custom cursor have in Windows 11?
You can set any color in Windows 11’s custom cursor using the HEX and RGB color codes.
We’ve covered how to change mouse cursor size and color in Windows 11 using Windows Settings and Control Panel.
The purpose of including these features in Windows 11 was to improve accessibility for patients with visual impairments and make technology accessible for everyone.
It’s very impressive how the Microsoft Windows team has included additional accessibility features while maintaining the aesthetics and User Interface.
Further, customize the Mouse Pointer and other features by following the related articles below.
Adjust the mouse cursor speed and reduce the physical movement of your hands and mouse to locate the cursor on the desktop.
Disable the webcam for enhanced online privacy.
Adjust the mouse hardware and change the default mouse buttons and their function on your computer.