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How to make the mouse pointer larger in Chrome OS

How to make the mouse pointer larger in Chrome OS

Short guide

  1. Click the Time widget in the bottom right corner of the screen, then click Settings .
  2. In Settings, select Accessibility from the left-hand menu. If Accessibility is not visible, scroll down and click Advanced to reveal more menu items. 
  3. Click Manage accessibility features in the right-hand panel.
  4. Scroll down to the Mouse and touchpad section. Click the toggle switch next to Show large mouse cursor to turn it on.
  5. By default, the mouse cursor will now be set to Large. Use the slider for Adjust cursor size to make the cursor smaller, if required.

Before and after

The default mouse cursor and the large mouse cursor

Video guide

This section explains the steps needed to make the mouse pointer larger on your Chromebook or Chrome OS device, with pictures of the screens to help you. 

Open the Settings menu

1. Click the Time widget in the bottom-right corner to open the System menu, then click the Settings button in the top row.

Click the Settings button in the top row

Find the Accessibility settings

2.  In the Settings window, select Accessibility from the left-hand menu. If Accessibility is not visible, click Advanced to reveal more menu items.

Select Accessibility from the left-hand menu, or Advanced if you can't see the option

Click Manage accessibility features

3. Click Manage accessibility features in the right-hand panel.

Click Manage accessibility features

Enable the large mouse cursor

4. scroll down to the Mouse and touchpad section and click the toggle switch next to Show large mouse cursor to turn it on.

Click the toggle switch next to Show large mouse cursor.

Adjust the cursor size

5. By default, the mouse cursor will now be set to Large, but if you would prefer the cursor smaller, use the slider for Adjust cursor size.

To reduce the size of the mouse cursor, use the slider marked Adjust cursor size

Change the cursor's colour

6. You can also adjust the colour of the cursor to make it even easier to find. Click on the dropdown menu next to Cursor colour and select a colour that stands out against your screen.

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.

Created on: July-20-2021

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