When you shift from tablet experience to a large-screen Desktop experience, you expect a bit of change in text size or text cursor too. Windows 10, fortunately, offer ways to make the devices you use to interact with your PC—like a mouse or keyboard—easier to use. So, if required, you can easily adjust the Text Cursor Indicator in the Windows 10 2004 and later. Here’s how!
Adjust Text Cursor Indicator size, color & thickness
With the roll-out of a new version of the Windows version, Microsoft has attempted to improve cursor visibility options in Windows 10. It has added a new Accessibility option (Text Cursor Indicator) to the Settings application that lets users change the pointer color on the system to suit their preference. This new capability adds a visible indicator to the text cursor, thereby improving its visibility and making it easier to spot. Here is how you configure the option.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Ease of Access.
- Choose the Text cursor option.
- To start using the text cursor indicator, turn on the text cursor indicator.
- Change text cursor indicator size.
- Choose a text cursor indicator color.
- Adjust the text cursor thickness.
Check out how Windows 10 lets you manage the thickness of the text cursor and add a colorful indicator to make it more visible.
If you have the latest version of Windows 10 installed, click on ‘Start’ and select ‘Settings’.
Next, choose ‘Ease of Access’.
Switch to the ‘Text Cursor’ option under the ‘Ease of Access’ setting.
Switch to the pane on the right-hand side.
Enable the option via toggle.
Adjust the text cursor indicator size by dragging the slider to the desired level.
Select the color of your choice. It’s desirable to choose a dark color so, the cursor indicator is clearly visible.
Also, you can choose a custom color. Hit the ‘Pick a custom color’ button. Select the desired shade and press ‘Done’.
Finally, adjust the text cursor thickness by dragging the slider to the desired level.
Once you are done you will notice that Windows 10 will use the indicator to highlight the position of the cursor on the screen; the indicator will be visible in many applications like Microsoft Office Word, Notepad, and other places such as File Explorer, web browser text input fields.
It is important to mention here that cursor may not be displayed in some fields like the address bar of Microsoft Edge or other browsers.
Read next: Ease of Access Keyboard Settings on Windows 10.