How do I change the size of my Windows mouse cursor?

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Mouse pointerThis page contains steps on how to change the size of the mouse cursor in the various versions of Microsoft Windows. To proceed, look in the section below, find the link that corresponds to your version of Windows, and then follow the instructions.

Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10

  1. Push the Windows Key and type Ease of Access Center into the Windows search box and press Enter.

Note: In Windows 8, type anywhere on the Start Screen to open the search box.

  1. Under Explore all settings, click on Make the mouse easier to use.
  2. In the Mouse pointers section, choose one of the options that work best for you.

Mouse cursor size

  1. At the bottom of the screen, click Apply, and then OK.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button on the lower left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Click on the Mouse icon.
  3. In the window that appears, click on the Pointers tab.
  4. Look for the drop-down arrow next to Schemes.
  5. Choose either the Magnified or Windows large Scheme.
  6. Click Apply, then OK.

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