Learn how to find your mouse pointer fast

There are clever ways to make it more eye-catching and find it more quickly.

Where is the mouse pointer? If you work with several monitors, you quickly lose sight of the cursor. Sometimes even wiggling the mouse does not help much. Therefore, you should know these clever ways to make it more eye-catching and find it more quickly.

Especially when working on several monitors, it often happens that the mouse pointer has disappeared- at least apparently. Then the wild wiggling of the mouse starts to find the little arrow. To simplify the search, Microsoft has integrated the Mouse Utilities into its PowerToys. There is also the Find My Mouse function, which quickly makes the cursor visible. But there has long been such an option in Windows that you can always use. We'll show you how to find your mouse pointer more quickly.

Use the Mouse Properties in Windows

Windows gives you a fast way to find your mouse pointer by circling it when you hit the CTRL key. Use the search box on your task bar, search for Mouse, and select it from the list.

In the Mouse settings, select Additional mouse options from the links on the right side of the page.

In Mouse Properties, on the Pointer Options tab, at the bottom, select Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key, and then select OK.

To find the mouse pointer, you can now always use the CTRL key. An animated circle will appear around the mouse pointer each time you press the CTRL key.

Other settings such as the mouse trail or the pointer shadow can help the cursor stand out better from the background, but these design variants are a matter of taste.

Find mouse pointer with the PowerToys

With the above tip you save yourself the search for the mouse pointer. However, the function in the PowerToys looks much fancier, so that an installation could be worthwhile.

Instead of a small ring, a bright circle then appears around the cursor, while the rest of the screen is darkened. So that this does not happen accidentally when pressing key combinations, the function is only activated when the CTRL key is pressed twice on the keyboard.

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