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Making the mouse pointer easier to see.

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I know this is way off my usual content but the other day someone was mentioning how easy it is to lose the mouse pointer. Well a while back I saw a video by Scott Hanselman (blog|twitter). It pointed out that the mouse pointer is way to small by default and when you get a bit older and your eyes maybe aren’t quite as good as they used to be… Well, anyway. The pointer could be bigger. 😁

First off let me apologize for the image quality. It turns out taking a screen shot that includes the mouse pointer is harder than it sounds. But you’ll notice that the image on the left has the default pointer size and color and is rather hard to see. The one on the right it’s just a little bit larger and purple. In my opinion this makes it so much easier to see. The change is easy enough. Unfortunately I only know how to do this on windows, if you are on a Mac or something else you’ll have to figure it out on your own. If you watch the video linked above Scott walks you through making the change. If you’d rather an image see below. To start with I hit the windows button and then mouse pointer size. And that brought up the settings screen below.

I’ve got my pointer changed to size three and that seems about right for me. The big thing for me was the color though. Now personally I like the purple since I don’t see it often so it stands out. That said, you can make it whatever you like best.

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