Changing the mouse pointer according to the theme we use in Windows 10 is normal. There are a lot of options available to change. But these mouse pointers might be confusing if a computer is used by many people. It takes time to get accustomed to the new mouse pointer. The only fix to this is to prevent users from changing the mouse pointer. In this guide, we show you how you can prevent users from changing mouse pointer in Windows 11/10.
Regular change of mouse pointers might be confusing. Every user might not be open to different types of mouse pointers. The default mouse pointer is the most preferred mouse pointer for the majority of users. Changing it to a different one makes things hard for them. Let’s see how we can prevent users from changing mouse pointers on Windows 11/10.
Prevent Users from changing Mouse Pointers
To prevent users from changing mouse pointers on Windows 11/10,
- Open Group Policy Editor
- Locate Prevent changing mouse pointers GPO
- Right-click on it and Enable it.
Let’s see the process in detail.
You can only prevent users from changing mouse pointer only by editing the group policy. To do that you need to access Group Policy Editor. Press Win+R on the keyboard and type
gpedit.msc in the Run box and press Enter.
It will open the Local Group Policy Editor window. Click on the User Configuration folder and select Administrative Templates in the folder. Then click on Control Panel and then Personalization. In the Personalization folder, you will find a file with the name Prevent changing mouse pointers.
Right-click on it and select Edit from the context menu.
A prevent changing mouse pointers dialog box will open. Check the radio button beside Enabled and click on Apply and then on OK.
It will remove the option to change the mouse pointers. You need to disable the setting to get the option to change mouse pointers.
This is how you can prevent users from changing mouse pointers on Windows 11/10.