How to Change the Mouse Color in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to change the mouse pointer color when using Windows 11 to help folks with low vision or some sort of vision impairments. Likewise, changing the size of the mouse might also help in this situation, since both settings can be done from a single windows pane.

Windows 11 comes with a standard mouse pointer color and size which is small and white. The default white color usually isn’t helpful especially for people with poor vision. With the use of wide screens and higher resolutions, it can be difficult to spot the mouse pointer across bigger areas of the screen, or even double screens. The good this is Windows allows you to change the color of the mouse pointer to add contrast.

Changing the color of the mouse pointer may not only be for people with poor vision or light sensitivity, but a cosmetic change to match the color of the desktop theme or background or for people who just want to have some fun.

Whatever the reasons are, Windows 11 allows users to change and customize the color of the mouse.

The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

With all the many features added to Windows 11, nothing dramatically was added to the mouse pointer settings in Windows 11.

To get started with changing the mouse color in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to change your mouse pointer color in Windows 11

One can change their mouse pointer color easily in Windows 11 for any reason. This change could help people with poor vision and those struggling to see white object on the screen.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accessibility, select Mouse pointer and touch on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Mouse pointer and touch settings pane, select the Custom color from the selection provider. Then choose a color for the pointer that better match your situation.

  • The first tile is the default white mouse pointer with a black border.
  • The second tile is a black pointer with a white border.
  • The third tile is an inverted pointer, which changes to white on a black background and vice verse. 
  • The fourth is a Custom color tile that allows you to change the pointer to any color.

Not only can you change the color of the pointer, you can also increase the size of the pointer if it’s too small to see on the screen. Adding color and increasing the size will greatly help people with poor vision.

Changes you make here are automatically apply in real-time. Simply exit from the settings pane when you’re done.

That’s it!


This post showed you how to change the color of the mouse pointer in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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