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How to Change & Highlight Mouse Cursor on Windows 11



In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to customize your mouse cursor in Windows 11. By customizing your cursor, you can make it for both you and your audience to see and follow. We start by looking at how to customize your mouse using settings that come with Windows. You can set your mouse to black, inverted, or even select a color for your mouse. You can adjust the size of your cursor as well. Apps like Teams, Zoom, and Webex will show these customizations that you make. Additionally, we look at some legacy Windows settings that allow you to add a mouse trail and a find mouse sonar effect. Lastly, we install a tool called Microsoft PowerToys and Cursor Highlighter that allow you to highlight your mouse.

👋 Additional resources
– Microsoft PowerToys on the Microsoft Store: https://aka.ms/getPowertoys
– Cursor Highlighter: https://sites.google.com/site/boisvertlab/computer-stuff/online-teaching#h.6uj1pu69f7rt

⌚ Timestamps
0:00 Introduction
0:58 Customize mouse using Windows
2:42 Mouse utilities in Microsoft PowerToys
4:49 Cursor Highlighter
5:58 Wrap up

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  1. Let's go, another awesome video!

    Even though I'm not around much I'm still a great fan keep it up 🙂

  2. Thank you so much when playing a game my mouse gets lost now I have it a bright color and will be able to see it. I really appreciated this video very much thumbs up

  3. thanks kevin this is a nice video to customize my cursor ….
    i request you to please upload a video on HOW TO CUSTOMIZE WINDOWS 11 HOMESCREEN

  4. Kevin I need your help how to clean our PC! Is any other software available for windows 10, 11? Can you upload the videos!

  5. thank you, this video is very helpful…
    very nice functionality of powertoys!
    but I hope it has more function like to annotate screen such as presentify on the mac

  6. hey kevStrat the power toys is really very good

    thanks for this
    am gonna turn to this instead of cursor highlighter

  7. Hi, scan the hotkey with Virus Total and it detected few concerning stuff, is there an alternative to this?

  8. I really like the cursor customization options which is there in windows! But this tool is also an epic one will try Thanks Kevin:)😍😍😍

  9. I was acctualy subed to you.. but now you only videos about windows 11 see you have to do tutotials on win 7 win 8 win 10 but i unsubed

  10. Hi Kevin,
    I really like this video.
    Here I request you to please make a video on how to switch from dev. Insider to stable version in windows 11

  11. Hi Kevin and friends in the audience, another tool to use to highlight your mouse persistently is called Pen Attention. It was also made by a professor at the University of Alaska. Sorry, I don't know his name. It is what I use in my live webinars and tutorial videos.

  12. Hey Kevin! I have been a big fan of your videos lately, and I have to say, this video is really good! Your videos are very helpful. Happy New Year!

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