How to Change and Highlight Your Cursor in Windows 11

In the mouse properties window, navigate to the Pointers tab and select the drop-down menu under the Scheme section. Choose a cursor scheme, then press OK to save your choice .

Changing and highlighting your mouse cursor in Windows 11 can make it easier for your audience to follow along during presentations and tutorial videos. Luckily, there are many ways to customize your mouse cursor directly in Windows 11.

To start, you can make customizations without needing to install any third-party tools. Simply go to the search icon, type in “mouse pointer style,” and click on the best match option. From here, you can adjust the style of your mouse cursor, change the color, and even increase the size of your cursor.

For additional settings, go to “mouse” and then “additional mouse settings.” Here, you can turn on a mouse trail and even toggle on a feature that helps you find your mouse when you press the control key.

If you want even more control over your cursor, you can install tools like PowerToys or Cursor Highlighter. PowerToys is a tool developed by Microsoft that gives you more control over your mouse, along with many other utilities. You can use the “Find My Mouse” and “Mouse Highlighter” utilities to help both you and your audience find your mouse and highlight it.

Cursor Highlighter is a separate tool made by Professor Luke Boiver that allows you to persistently highlight your mouse cursor. To use it, you’ll need to download two separate items: the autohotkey program and the ahk file. Once downloaded, you can customize the highlight type, color, and size, and configure hotkeys to toggle the feature on or off.

Overall, there are many ways to customize and highlight your cursor in Windows 11, whether you choose to use the built-in settings or install additional tools.


Where is the mouse cursor on Windows 11?
Open Settings on Windows 11.Click on Personalization.Click the Themes page on the right side.Click on Mouse Cursor.Click the Pointer Options tab.Under the “Visibility” section, check the “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key” option.More items...•
How do I get rid of the highlight cursor in Windows 11?
Click Cursor Highlighter to view the extension's options. Turn on the Enable/Disable option. Click the color palette box to choose a color for the highlight and select save.