How to Change Mouse Cursor Size In OS X [Quick Tips]

The default cursor size of the mouse pointer in OS X is fine for me and is viewable in most situations. However, for some people, there can be situations in which the cursor is too small to be located. For example, while inputting text in any program, that small mouse pointer can become lost among the sea of of words on your screen. This can also be true if you connect your Mac to large-format displays or projectors – when on the relatively large screen, the cursor can be hard to locate.

What most people will do when they lose the cursor is to move it around on the screen. Alternatively, you can also increase the mouse cursor size so it is easier to locate.

1. Open “System Preferences” from the Apple Menu.

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2. Click on “Accessibility.”

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3. Open the “Display” section. Here, you should see an option to increase the cursor’s default width and height. By boosting the size to between 0.5 and 1 tick marks (about twenty-five to fifity percent larger than normal), the cursor will be far more noticeable.

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You shouldn’t worry about the mouse cursor’s accuracy if its size is increased. The cursor will still work on a per-pixel basis and allow you to select items as you would with a standard-sized cursor.