How to change the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10 & 11

Learn how to change the mouse cursor size and color in Windows 10 and 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

Windows 10

1. Click on the Windows start menu button.

Windows 10 start menu button

2. Click on Settings.

Open Windows 10 settings

You can also right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Settings.

You can also press the Windows Windows key + I keys on your keyboard to open settings in Windows 10.

3. Click on Ease of Access.

4. Click on Mouse pointer located in the left menu.

Open mouse pointer settings in Windows 10

5. To change the mouse pointer size, drag the slider under “Change pointer size”.

6. You can change the mouse pointer color in the “Change pointer color” section. There are four color options; white with a black border (the default), black with a white border, inverted (e.g., black on a white background or white on a black background), or a custom color with a black border.

Change the mouse cursor size and color in Windows 10

You can close the settings window when you're done.

Windows 11

1. Right-click on the start menu button and then click on Settings. You can also press the Windows Windows key + I keys on your keyboard to open settings.

Open Windows 11 settings

2. Click on Accessibility. Note: You may need to click on the ≡ menu button in the top left corner to open a menu and see the Accessibility option.

Windows 11 settings menu button

3. Click on Mouse pointer and touch.

Open mouse pointer settings in Windows 11

4. To change the mouse pointer size, drag the slider next to “Size”.

5. You can change the mouse pointer color in the “Change pointer style” section. There are four color options; white with a black border (the default), black with a white border, inverted (e.g., black on a white background or white on a black background), or a custom color with a black border.

Change the mouse cursor size and color in Windows 11

You can close the settings window when you're done.