Windows 10’s Ease of Access Part Two: Cursors and Touch Points

By | July 29, 2018
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Windows 10’s Ease of Access Part Two: Cursors and Touch Points

This tip was written for Windows 10 Version 1803 and newer.

If you have problems seeing your cursor and pointer sometimes (or much of the time), it’s very easy to change them so you can see them better. And in Windows 10 Version 1803 it’s easier than ever.

The main cursor settings are in Ease of Access. So let’s open Ease of Access in Settings the quick way – hold down the Windows Key and tap the U key. You can also go to Settings > Ease of Access.

In Ease of Access, scroll down to Vision and under the Vision category,  click “Cursor & pointer size”.

Windows 10 Tips by Cloudeight

When Cursor & pointer size opens, you’ll see a slider that you can use to make the cursor thicker and easier to see when typing. Notice to the left of the slider, you’ll see the letters a b c. You can use them as a guide when increasing the thickness of your cursor.

Below the cursor thickness slider, you’ll see options to change the pointer size and color. The check marks indicate the pointer size and color I’ve chosen.

 

Windows 10 Tips by Cloudeight

For those of you with touch screen computers, you can make your touch screen easier to use too.

Below “Change pointer size and color” you’ll see “Change touch feedback”.

Windows 10 Tips by Cloudeight

If you turn on the switch next to “Show visual feedback around touch points when I touch the screen”  and tick the box next to ” Make visual feedback for touch points darker and larger” , you’ll be able to see touch points very easily. See the touch point example below.Windows 10 Tips by Cloudeight

If you have problems seeing your cursor and/or pointer – or you have a touch screen and you’d like visual feedback when you touch the screen – we hope this tip has helped you. And for those of you who are young and chipper and have not problems seeing things on your screen at all – at least you know that settings like these are right there in Ease of Access on Windows 10.

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