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“Then, you’ll click here.”
“I’m just going to make that edit here.”
“Do you see my mouse?”
These are just a few examples of comments you’ll hear during online meetings with screensharing during this new work-from-home era. While sharing or collaborating on documents during online meetings, it can be hard for people to follow along with the tiny, standard mouse pointer/cursor defaults on our Macs and PCs. We could all do each other a little favor by making the mouse pointer bigger and/or more colorful – a high visibility pointer will help your audience follow along without losing the mouse.
You can easily change your mouse from the default to something more noticeable. Here’s how:
Customize Your Mouse on Windows 10
Search for and click on “Mouse settings” on your computer via the Start button or the Search bar in your taskbar.
- In the Window that follows click on “Adjust mouse & cursor size” in the right-side column.
- The next window will offer options for changing the pointer size and color. Set to your liking!
Customize Your Mouse Pointer Size on a Mac
- Go to System Preferences
- Click Accessibility > Display
- Then click Cursor.
- Drag the slider to increase or decrease the size of the pointer.
(No options for changing the color of the pointer on Macs, sorry!)« Back to Tech Tips