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How To Change The Cursor Size and Color in Windows 11


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.

mouse pointer styles in windows 11
Mouse Pointer Styles in Windows 11

By the end of this article, you will be able to change mouse pointer size and color:


There are currently four mouse pointer styles in Windows 11:

White

It is the default pointer style in Windows 11. Selecting this color will turn the cursor color to white with a black-colored border.

white mouse pointer in windows 11
White Mouse Pointer

Black

Selecting the black-colored cursor will turn the cursor color to black with a white-colored border.

black mouse pointer in windows 11
Black Mouse Pointer

Inverted

If you choose this option, the cursor will become “black” on a “white” backdrop and ‘white’ on a ‘black’ background.

inverted mouse pointer in windows 11
Inverted Mouse Pointer

Custom

After selecting this option you will be able to choose any color of your choice using the HEX or RGB color codes/values.

custom mouse pointer in windows 11
Custom Mouse Pointer

Step #1: Open the “Windows Settings” from the Start Menu or press the “Windows key + I” key combination.

windows setting app in windows 11
Windows Settings App

Step #2: Select the “Accessibility” option from the left sidebar and click the “Mouse Pointer and Touch” option.

select the mouse pointer and touch option in accessibility settings in windows settings
“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.

select the cursor color and size in windows settings
Desired Cursor Size and Color

Note: The mouse pointer size is by default set to “1”, which is the minimum size and can be increased up to “15”.


Step #1: Open the “Control Panel” from the Start Menu and select the “Ease of Access” option.

control panel icon in windows 11
Control Panel Icon

Step #2: Select the “Ease of Access” option.

select the ease of access option in control panel
“Ease of Access” option

Step #3: Click the “Change how your mouse works” option.

select the change how your mouse works option in ease of access settings
“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.

select the desired cursor color, size and press the apply button
Desired 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.


Next Steps

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.

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