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How to find your mouse pointer in Windows 10

How to find your mouse pointer in Windows 10

Short guide

  1. Click the Start button   and then click Settings.
  2. In Settings, select Devices. On the Devices screen, select Mouse in the left-hand column.
  3. Under Related settings in the right-hand panel, click Additional mouse options.
  4. In the Mouse Properties window, click the Pointer Options tab, and look under Visibility. Check the box next to Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key.
  5. When you are happy with your settings click the X or Close button in the top-right of the window.

Before and after

Press the Ctrl key to find the mouse pointer

This section takes you through each to enable the CTRL key to show the location of the mouse pointer, or cursor, with pictures of the screens to help you. 

Open the Settings app

1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows logo key + I on the keyboard or by clicking the Start button, then Settings.

Click Devices

2. In the Settings app, click Devices.

Click Devices in the Settings window

Find the Additional mouse options

3. On the next screen, select Mouse in the left column. Look under Related settings in the right-hand panel and click Additional mouse options.

Click Mouse then Additional mouse options

Change Pointer Options

4. In the Mouse Properties window that appears, select the Pointer Options tab. Look under Visibility and tick the box labelled Show location of the pointer when I press the CTRL key. Click OK.

Click Pointer Options, then tick Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key

Close the window

5. When you are happy with your settings, click the X or Close button in the top-right of the window.

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

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