How to Enable or Disable Mouse Pointer Trails on Windows 11 and 10?

You can configure settings to change mouse scrolling, disable the touchpad when you connect a mouse to your PC, enable reverse mouse scrolling, change mouse double-click speed, etc.

Mouse pointer trails were developed for LCD monitors with slow response times. Moreover, it is no longer necessary for modern LCD screens; this feature still useful if you have visual problems.

A mouse trail follows the mouse pointer path around the screen. It is an accessibility feature that makes it easy for users with impaired vision to see the mouse pointer and track its movement.

You can enable or disable mouse pointer trials on Windows 11/10 using Mouse Properties or Registry changes. We will describe these methods, and you can check according to your choice.

This risewindows article will show you how to enable and disable Mouse Pointer Trails on Windows 11 and 10.

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How to Turn Off or On Mouse Pointer Trails on Windows 11 using Mouse Properties?

Follow the below-described steps to turn on or off Mouse pointer trials on Windows 11 with the help of Mouse Properties:-

Step 1. First, open Windows 11 Settings app.

You can use Windows + I key shortcuts to open Windows 11 Settings directly.

Step 2. Now, click on the Bluetooth & devices from the left sidebar of the Settings window.

Settings-Bluetooth-devices-1Step 3. Then, click on the Mouse option below the “Bluetooth & devices.”

Settings-MouseStep 4. After that, under the “Related settings” section, click on the Additional mouse settings tab.

Settings-Additional-mouse-settingsStep 5. Next, the “Mouse Properties” window will appear on the screen when you complete the above steps. Further, switch to the Pointer Options tab.

Mouse-Properties-Display-pointer-trailsStep 6. Now, check Display Pointer trials.

Step 7. After that, click on the Apply button.

Step 8. Finally, click the OK button.

Once you complete the above steps, your computer will show the pointer trails when you move your cursor on the screen.

Repeat the above steps and uncheck Display Pointer trails if you want to hide the pointer trials.

How to Turn Off or On Mouse Pointer Trails on Windows 10 using Mouse Properties?

Follow the below-described steps to turn on or off Mouse pointer trials on Windows 10 using Mouse Properties:-

Step 1. First, open Windows 10 Settings app.

You can use Windows + I key shortcuts to open Windows 10 Settings directly.

Step 2. Click on the Devices from the Settings window.

Settings-DevicesStep 3. Then, click on the Mouse option from the “Devices.”

Settings-Devices-Mouse-Additional-mouse-optionsStep 4. After that, click on the Additional mouse settings tab from the right pane.

Step 5. Next, the “Mouse Properties” window will appear on the screen when you complete the above steps. Further, switch to the Pointer Options tab.

Mouse-Properties-Display-pointer-trailsStep 6. Now, check Display Pointer trials.

Step 7. After that, click on the Apply button.

Step 8. Finally, click the OK button.

Once you complete the above steps, your computer will show the pointer trails when you move your cursor on the screen.

Repeat the above steps and uncheck Display Pointer trails if you want to hide the pointer trials.

How to Enable or Disable Mouse Pointer Trails Through Registry Editor?

Step 1. Start with opening the Registry Editor.

Step 2. After that, go to the following path in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

Registry-Editor-Mouse-1024x802Step 3. Then, double-click on the MouseTrails REG_SZ, which is on the opposite side of the “Mouse” folder, and set its “Value data” between numbers 2 (short) to 5 (long):-

Registry-Editor-MouseTrails-1024x802Step 4. Click on the OK button.

Step 5. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

To disable Mouse Pointer Trails, set the “Value data” to 0. Putting a number between 2 to 5 in “Mouse Trails” will enable Mouse Pointer Trails on Windows 11/10.

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