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How to make the mouse pointer easier to see in Chrome OS

How to make the mouse pointer easier to see in Chrome OS

Short guide

  1. Click the Time widget in the bottom right corner of the screen then click the Settings button .
  2. In the Settings window, select Accessibility from the left-hand column.
  3. Click on Manage accessibility features.
  4. Scroll down to the Mouse and Touchpad section.
  5. Click the toggle switch next to Highlight the mouse cursor when it's moving to turn it on.

Before and after

Make the pointer easier to see in Chrome OS, before and after

Video guide

This section takes you through each step required to make your mouse pointer or cursor easier to see in Chrome OS. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help you.  

Click on the time

1. Click the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen to open the System menu.

Click the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen

Click the Settings button

2. When the System menu opens, click the Settings button .

Click on the Settings button

Find the Accessibility settings

3. In the Settings window, select Accessibility from the left-hand column. If Accessibility isn't visible, click Advanced to reveal any hidden menu items.

Click on Accessibility in the left-hand column

Click Manage accessibility features

4. Go to the right-hand panel and click on Manage accessibility features.

Click on Manage accessibility features

Switch Highlight the mouse cursor on

5. Scroll down to the Mouse and touchpad section, then click the toggle switch next to Highlight the mouse cursor when it's moving to turn this feature on.

Click Highlight the mouse cursor when it's moving to set the toggle switch to On

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-08-2021

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