How to Find Mouse Pointer on Windows 10?


What is Mouse Pointer?

A mouse pointer or cursor is a symbol or graphical image on the computer monitor that activates and controls some aspects of a computer. When you move the physical mouse, the pointer or cursor moves in the same direction. When you press any button or scroll, it does that action on the computer as programmed.

Sometimes you may lose the visual of the mouse cursor on the screen if you constantly use the mouse to navigate Windows 10, especially when you have a multi-monitor setup. Microsoft has included an option on Windows 10 to find the mouse pointer that circles it when pressing the Ctrl key.

This risewindows article will describe enabling the option to use a keystroke to quickly find the mouse pointer on the screen.

You can use two methods to find the mouse pointer quickly on Windows 10 OS. You can also enable the option in the settings app or use PowerToys.

How to Quickly Find Mouse Pointer using PowerToys on Windows 10?

Follow the below-mentioned path if you want to use PowerToys to find the Mouse Pointer location on Windows 10:-

Step 1. You need to install the PowerToys application from the Microsoft Store.

After that, open the command prompt as an administrator and type the following:-

winget install --id Microsoft.PowerToys

Installing-PowerToysThen, press the Enter key from the keyboard to execute the command.

Now, type Yes on the command prompt window when you see, “Do you agree to all the source agreement terms?” After that, press the Enter key from the keyboard.

Step 2. Next, choose Mouse utilities on the left sidebar in the PowerToys window and click on the Open Settings button on the right-sidebar.

Welcome-to-PowerToys-1024x653Step 3. After that, select Mouse utilities in the PowerToys Settings window left side.

PowerToys-Settings-1024x654Step 4. Then turn on the toggle switch Enable Find My Mouse on the right-side screen, under the “Find My Mouse” section.

Finally, when you press the left Ctrl key twice, the mouse pointer location on the screen will be highlighted once the above steps are completed.

You can customize the experience if you want, under the “Appearance & behavior.” For example, the Overlay opacity lets use a slider to adjust the transparency of the highlight. The Background and Spotlight color options let you create custom highlight colors when finding your mouse.

PowerToys-Settings-Appearance-behavior-1024x654There is also an option to control the spotlight radius, initial zoom, animation duration, and that.

How to Quickly Locate the Mouse Pointer on Windows 10?

Follow the below-mentioned path if you want to locate the Mouse Pointer on Windows 10:-

Step 1. You need to open the Windows Settings.

Step 2. Now, click on the Personalization icon.

PersonalizationStep 3. Next, select Themes from the left sidebar.

Settings-Personalization-Themes-1024x735Step 4. After that, click on the Mouse cursor option from the right side of Themes.

Step 5. Then, switch to the Pointer options tab in the “Mouse Properties” window.

Mouse-PropertiesStep 6. Check the option, “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL-key.”

Step 7. Now, click on Apply button.

Step 8. Finally, click on the OK button.

Whenever you cannot find the mouse pointer/cursor, press the Ctrl key to see the mouse pointer on the screen when the above steps are completed.

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