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How to find the mouse pointer in macOS 12 Monterey

How to find the mouse pointer in macOS 12 Monterey

Short guide:

  1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Click Accessibility.
  3. In the sidebar, click Display, then select the Pointer tab on the right.
  4. Tick the box for Shake mouse pointer to locate.

Before and after

Images of the mouse pointer before and after shaking the mouse to find it

This section gives you step by step instructions on how to find the mouse pointer in macOS 12 Monterey, with pictures of the screens to help.

Shake the mouse to temporarily make it larger

Quickly move the mouse from side to side. This will temporarily make the pointer larger. If you are using a trackpad, quickly move your finger from side to side across the trackpad.

If that doesn’t work, it could be that the Shake mouse pointer to locate setting has been disabled.  Follow these steps to turn it back on.

Open System Preferences

1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences from the menu.

Open the Accessibility settings

2. In the System Preferences window, click Accessibility.

Find the Pointer settings

3. In the sidebar, click Display, then select the Pointer tab on the right.

Turn on Shake mouse pointer to locate

4. Tick the box for Shake mouse pointer to locate.

Close System Preferences

5. When you are happy with your settings, close System Preferences by clicking the Close button (red circle) in the top-left corner of the window or using the Cmd + W keyboard shortcut.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If so, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for help.

Created on: December-14-2021

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