Windows 7 includes several options to make the cursor easier to locate on the screen if you have low vision.

To change the cursor options in Windows 7:

  1. Choose Start, Control Panel.
    Control panel link in Start Menu.
  2. In the Control Panel, choose Ease of Access.
    Ease of Access option selected in Control Panel.
  3. On the next screen, click on the link that says “Change how your mouse works.”
    Change how your mouse works option in Ease of Access preferences.
  4. At the top of the next window, you will find the options for changing both the size and color of your pointer.
    Options for changing cursor size and color.
  5. To access more cursor options, select the Mouse settings link at the bottom of the window. The Pointer Options pane of the Mouse Properties window has options for adding a pointer trail and for playing an animation when you press the Control key on your keyboard. This animation can help you locate the pointer on the screen.
    Mouse properties window with Pointer options pane selected.
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