Make Your Mouse Cursor Bigger

  • June 17, 2008
  • Dan Pinnington

If you find the standard Windows mouse cursor too small, you can easily make it larger. To do this, you must select a larger cursor scheme. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the Start button, select Settings, then Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Mouse icon, then click the Pointers tab.
  3. Within this Tab, you should see a drop-down box labelled "Scheme". Look for an item labelled "Windows Standard (large) (system scheme)", or if you want really large cursors, select "Windows Standard (extra large) (system scheme)"

Either one of those will give you a larger than standard mouse cursor. Depending on your computer, you may find that you have a lot of other options and cursor schemes you may like.

Dan Pinnington is Director of practicePRO, the risk management and claims prevention initiative of LawPRO.