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Maybe everyone already knows this, but I recently learned that Windows 10 version 1309 has much greater capability for customizing the mouse cursor than was possible previously.  Yes, there's always been some ability to make the cursor somewhat larger, but, to my knowledge, there was no ability to make it anything other than black or white.  I'm now using a larger, bright red cursor that sure makes it easier to see.  Furthermore, I was also able to increase the "thickness" of the I-beam cursor and it, too, is red. If red isn't your favorite color, any other on the color palette could have been chosen instead.

To make changes to the cursor go to Settings/Ease of ACcess/Cursor and Pointer

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I like "Cursor Tails" that gives a slight delay to the cursor movement, but it's been around forever.

ETA: I don't know when the changes came out, either, but there's a lot more customization than I remember. Thank's, Joel.

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16 minutes ago, Darryl&Rita said:

I like "Cursor Tails" that gives a slight delay to the cursor movement, but it's been around forever.

I also like using "tails" but having a colored cursor is a huge, huge improvement IMHO

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docj,

"Maybe everyone already knows this".

I didn't.  Thanks for the useful tip.  🙂

update: for me,  I preferred just setting the color to red.  I tried bolder settings and didn't like them.  The problem I seemed to be having increasingly, was being able to locate the cursor, even when moving it around.  The red fixed that for me.  Again, thank you.

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I liked my cursor big and black in light mode, but folks you should try dark mode, now that really reduces strain on my old post cataract surgery eyes. I run it on all my systems. At first I hated it, then in an hour I was not impressed but after only a day I won't go back. Here's how:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-enable-dark-mode-in-windows-10/

 

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I've tried the red but found it to be hard on my eyes.  I settled on the yellow.  I think you need to try all of them out and decide what's best for YOU.   Good luck!

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2 hours ago, 2gypsies said:

I settled on the yellow.

I assume you realize that the colors shown in boxes are only "suggestions."  You can use the "choose a custom pointer color" link to select any color you desire.

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28 minutes ago, docj said:

I assume you realize that the colors shown in boxes are only "suggestions."  You can use the "choose a custom pointer color" link to select any color you desire.

Yes, that's why I suggested to try them  out and see what's right for YOU.

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Hmm..not on my system. I can fiddle around with cursor size and pick a black cursor with a white shadow but no way to change colors that I see. I'm running 10.1.17763 windows version

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Joel, THANKS for pointing out the 'color' changes in 1309.   I just dusted off my laptop for Holiday toad travels back to Texas/Pennsylvania/Michigan... and in catching up on updates I installed 1309 - and then saw your comment on utilizing colors in the cursor... and it works wonders for 'aging eyes'.    I am even trying out some of the color Filters to change the overall background of windows... Good stuff.

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On 10/20/2019 at 3:40 PM, agesilaus said:

Hmm..not on my system. I can fiddle around with cursor size and pick a black cursor with a white shadow but no way to change colors that I see. I'm running 10.1.17763 windows version

If you have it it's under Accessibility, not under the usual cursor settings.

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6 hours ago, docj said:

If you have it it's under Accessibility,

Go to All Settings............   Ease of Access....................Cursor & Pointer....

You should find the color & size controls there. 

 

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