Change Cursor Thickness & Blinking Rate to make it more visible in Windows

Like Windows 7, Windows 8/10 too 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 8 blinking cursor thicker, so that it is easier to see it.

Make cursor thicker

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

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 more easy to find and this could be quite useful. Some of you may also want to turn on high contrast themes in Windows – especially if you face some disabilities.

Want to check out some of these links too?

  1. Mouse Tricks For Windows.
  2. Make Windows blinking mouse cursor bigger
  3. Make Windows cursor blink faster
  4. Make text easier to read using ClearType Tuner in Windows
  5. Download Windows 8 Accessibility Guide from Microsoft
  6. How to use the Windows computer without a keyboard or mouse.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.