Most people choose to take their computer out of the box and use it exactly as is, but – like everything else in life – there is no one-size-fits-all system. Whether you’re someone who has vision issues or you just like being able to customize your experience with any technology, enlarging the mouse cursor could prove to be very beneficial to you.

Broken down by operating system, here’s how you can make your cursor bigger in just a few quick, simple steps.

Windows 10

Step One: Open up your start menu and type ‘mouse’ in the prompt area.

Step Two: Click on ‘Mouse Settings’.

Step Three: Find and click on the ‘Additional Mouse Options’ – This will take you to the Control Panel’s ‘Mouse’ area.

Step Four: Find and click on the ‘Pointers’ tab in this menu.

Step Five: Click on the ‘Scheme’ tab and choose and choose how large you’d like your cursor to become – Your options are ‘Windows Default (large)’ and ‘Windows Default (extra large).

And that’s that – When you’ve finished working through these steps, your mouse will look much the same as it used to except it will be (possibly much) larger.

Mac OS

Step One: Click on the ‘Apple’ menu.

Step Two: Open up your system preferences.

Step Three: Find and open up your ‘Accessibility’ menu.

Step Four: Click on the ‘Display’ tab.

Step Five: Play around with the ‘Cursor Size’ slider until you’re happy with the size of your cursor.

Once you’re happy with your cursor’s size, all you need to do is close the window and you’re good to go.


If you have a Linux machine, you don’t have to go through many steps at all! Simply enter this line into a terminal window and your cursor size will change immediately:

dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size 48

If you’re not happy with the cursor size you end up with after entering this code, just replace the number 48 with another number until you come up with a size that you’re happy with.

Note: This works best on Ubuntu. If this doesn’t work for your version of Linux, this stack post should be able to help you out.

Chrome OS

Step One: Go to the ‘Settings’ menu.

Step Two: Scroll to the bottom until you see ‘Show Advanced Settings’.

Step Three: Click on the ‘Accessibility’ header.

Step Four: Click the checkbox that says ‘Show Large Mouse Cursor’ and your cursor size will change immediately.

Do you use a regular sized cursor or are you someone that thinks that bigger is better? Let us know in the comments section below.

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