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How to add trails to the mouse pointer in macOS 12 Monterey

How to add trails to the mouse pointer in macOS 12 Monterey

Short guide:

  1. macOS doesn’t offer the ability to add trails to the mouse pointer but does offer other ways to make the mouse easier to see and find.
  2. To locate the pointer, quickly move the mouse from side to side. This will temporarily make the pointer larger. 
  3. To make the pointer larger permanently, choose the Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Pointer > Pointer Size
  4. To change the colour of the pointer, choose the Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Pointer > Pointer outline colour and Pointer fill colour.
  5. Search the App Store app for "mouse pointer", or similar, to find third-party options.

This section outlines the options available in macOS for making the mouse pointer easier to see and find in macOS 12 Monterey.

Shake mouse pointer to locate

To locate the pointer, quickly move the mouse from side to side. This will temporarily make the pointer larger. See our guide How to find the mouse pointer in macOS 12 Monterey for more information.

Make the make pointer larger

You can change the size of the pointer in the Accessibility settings. See our guide How to make the mouse pointer larger in macOS 12 Monterey for more information.

Change the pointer colour

You can change the colour of the pointer in the Accessibility settings. See our guide How to change the colour of the mouse pointer in macOS 12 Monterey for more information. 

Third-party options in the mac App Store

Open the App Store app and search for "mouse pointer", or similar, to find third-party options.

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