Where’s my cursor?

By | February 22, 2011
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Make your cursor easier to see
(Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)

Here’s a great tip for those of you who have trouble locating your mouse pointer on the screen. Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 have a feature that we refer to as “mouse sonar”. This option cause your mouse pointer to pop-up with a little concentric ring around so you can easily find it. Some of you may have never lost your mouse pointer, but we have, and its frustrating. The mouse pointer is very difficult to find if you have trouble seeing or trouble seeing on certain colored background.

If you’d like to use “mouse sonar” to help you locate your mouse pointer at all times, in all conditions, on all colors, here’s how easy that is to do. This tip works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

(The screen shot below was taken on a computer running Windows Vista because it’s prettier than the screen shot from Windows 7 – that’s why.)

1. Click Start then Control Panel (switch to “‘Classic View” in XP of Vista – or list view in Windows 7)

2. Click On “Mouse”

3. Choose Pointer Options

4. Select “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key.”

Take a look at the screen capture below and you’ll see it in living color.

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One thought on “Where’s my cursor?

  1. Judy

    I clicked on your find the cursor. That’s fine but I lost my cute little flying elephant cursor. Now it’s just the boring black arrow. How do I get my cute little elephant back?

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