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How to Change Your Cursor on Windows 11

Dec 11, 2023

Are you ready to add a splash of personality to your daily computing routine? Windows 11 offers a delightful array of customization options to revamp the look of your cursor by changing its color and size, making your text cursor stand out in a sea of text.

A Cursor, or a Text cursor (as shown above) is typically a blinking vertical line that indicates where the next character that is typed will appear in a text field or document. In this article, we will show you how to transform your Windows 11 cursor experience in a few simple steps.

Change Windows 11 cursor size and color in Settings

You can easily adjust its size and color in the Settings app. Here is how to do it:

Step 1. Open the Accessibility in Settings

  • Open the Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I on the keyboard or by clicking on the Start menu and then selecting the Settings gear icon.
  • In the Settings window, click on Accessibility in the left pane.

Step 2. Select Text cursor

Select Text cursor from the right-hand pane.

Step 3. Select the size and color

  • Turn on the toggle switch of Text cursor indicator to make your text cursor much easier to be found in the text.
  • Under the Text cursor indicator section, use the Size slider to choose the size of your cursor.
  • Select the color you want under the section of Recommended colors, or select more customized colors by clicking Choose another color.

Note: Each adjustment you make is instantly previewed in the section of Text cursor indicator preview, allowing you to mix and match until you find the perfect combination.

Step 4. Select the thickness

  • Next to the section of Text cursor thickness, use the slider to choose the thickness of your cursor to make it more visible. There is also a preview in the Text cursor thickness preview section.
  • After selecting the desired settings, close the Settings window. The changes should take effect immediately.

Bottom Line

The text cursor indicator is important for users to know where they are typing, especially in long paragraphs or documents. It allows for precise control over text input and editing, and it can also help with navigating and selecting text.

In this customizable world, Windows 11 empowers you to showcase your individuality. The cursor - once an emblem of uniformity - becomes a banner of your uniqueness. By following the steps discussed in this WiseCleaner post, you can make every pixel on your screen a canvas for your individuality.