Make Windows Blinking Mouse Cursor Thicker

When the screen is set to a high resolution, you may find it hard to view items on your screen especially, if they are small in size. The blinking cursor in Windows 7/8/10 may appear too thin, small or slim for your eyes. Nevertheless, you can configure the thickness of the blinking cursor as per your convenience so that you do not strain your eyes much.

We will follow the traditional route for this configuration, i.e. via Control Panel. Via the Control panel, you can make your blinking mouse cursor larger, bigger or thicker and more easy to see, in Windows 10/8/7.

Make Mouse Cursor Bigger

The blinking cursor in Windows is thin, and sometimes it can be very hard to find. In case you want it to be made a little more thicker, you can do it as follows :

Go to Control Panel > Ease of Access > Optimize visual display.

control panel

Towards the bottom of this page, you will see a “Make things on the screen easier to see“.

Make things easier to use

From here, you can make your cursor thicker.

The default is 1. Even making it ‘2’ is good enough. See what suits you.

Go here if you want to make the cursor blink faster!

Learn how to change Windows 8/10 Cursor Thickness & Blinking Rate to make it more visible.

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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.

One Comment

  1. M.Amaragy

    but this does not work when I write inside any application like browser for example.

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