Windows 11/10 includes accessibility options and programs that make it easier to see, hear, and use your computer. This article will tell you how to make your Windows 11/10/8/7 blinking cursor thicker so that it is easier to see it.
Change Mouse Cursor Thickness in Windows 11
Windows 11 has been quite an improvement as far as accessibility features are concerned. The positions of most of the options have been changed. If you wish to change mouse cursor thickness in Windows 11, then the procedure is as follows:
- Right-click on the Start button and select Settings.
- On the list on the left-hand side, go to the Accessibility tab.
- In the right-pane, click on Mouse pointer and touch.
- On this page, you can change the size of the mouse pointer thus making it much larger.
Make cursor thicker in Windows 10
To change the thickness of the cursor in Windows 10, open Settings > Ease of Access.
Select the Mouse pointer section.
Use the Slider to change the cursor & pointer thickness or size.Move to the Test cursor section.
Here you can use the text cursor indicator, change the colors as well as the cursor appearance.
To change the thickness of the cursor in Windows 8, open the Charms Bar > Settings > PC Settings. Click on Ease of Access.
Under Cursor thickness, from the drop-down menu, change the figure ‘1’ to any greater number you are comfortable with. You will be able to preview the cursor thickness there itself.
Make cursor blink faster in Windows 11/10
If you wish to make the cursor blink faster or change its Repeat Rate or Delay, you can do so by opening Control Panel > Keyboard Properties. You will find the settings under the Speed tab.
Change the settings according to your needs and click Apply/OK. That is all you need to do.
It will now make the cursor easier to find, and this could be quite useful. Some of you may also want to turn on High Contrast themes – especially if you face some disabilities.
How does changing the thickness of the mouse impact accessibility to the system?
The purpose of the Accessibility features is to assist differently-abled people. A subset of this case is of people with visual disabilities. Now, all visual disabilities don’t lead to blindness, but simply make it problematic to view nearby text. Once such case if with hypermetropia. In this case, you would find it difficult to locate a smaller cursor. Thus, increasing the cursor size would be helpful in such a case.
Why is Microsoft so focused on Accessibility features?
Microsoft knows its user base well. Earlier, the Accessibility features were focused on extreme cases of disability, which impact a rare population base. However, the newer settings focus on users with even minor disabilities and discomfort in using the system. Thus, Microsoft has made Windows 11 very user-friendly for everyone.
Even more, Microsoft has made the Accessibility features easier to use with Windows 11. A lot of features have been brought from the Control Panel to the Settings menu.
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