This article explains how to change the text cursor thickness in Windows 11.
The text cursor is the vertical line at the end of words or sentences you type on your screen. By default, it blinks every 530 milliseconds.
With wide screens and higher resolutions, spotting the text cursor across more significant areas or even double screens can be challenging.
If you find it difficult to see the cursor in a text field, you can change it to blink faster or slower to make it easier to locate. You can also turn on the cursor indicator so that the cursor stands out in a sea of text.
Here’s how to change the text cursor thickness to spot it easier.
Change text cursor thickness in Windows 11
As described above, if you are having difficulties seeing the text cursor on your screen, you can use different cursor settings to help you see it on your screen.
Here’s how to increase or decrease the cursor thickness in Windows 11.
First, open the Windows Settings app.
You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.
When the Setting app opens, click the Accessibility button on the left.
On the right, select the Text cursor tile to expand it.
On the Accessibility -> Text cursor settings pane, under the Text cursor thickness section, use the slider to adjust the thickness of the text cursor.
The preview panel shows you live changes as you adjust the slider.
Exit the Settings app when you are done.
Change the text cursor thickness using the Control Panel app
Another way to adjust the text cursor thickness in Windows is from the Control Panel app. To do that, first, open the Control Panel app.
Then go to Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> Make the computer easier to see settings page.
Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> Make the computer easier to see
On the “Make the computer easier to see” settings page, Under Make things on the screen easier to use section, use the drop-down option to “Set the thickness of the blinking cursor.”
Choose the number that works for you and exit.
Adjust text cursor thickness using Windows Registry
Yet another way to change the text cursor thickness in Windows is to use the Windows Registry Editor.
First, open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path below.
If you don’t see the Desktop folder key, right-click on the Control Panel key, then create the subkey (Desktop) folders.
Right-click the Desktop folder key’s right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Next, type a new key named CaretWidth.
Double-click the new key item name (CaretWidth) and make sure the Base option is Decimal, and then update the Value data:
- Type in a number between 1 – 20.
Save your changes and restart your computer.
That should do it!
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