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- I want to see things larger.
- I want to change my text and background colours.
- I want to change my font type.
- I want my computer to read text.
- I want to make my keyboard easier to use.
- I want to make my mouse easier to use.
- I want to voice-control my computer.
I want to find my mouse pointer.
The standard mouse pointer is often hard to locate on the screen it is also easy to lose it as it moves across the screen.
This section explains how to use the mouse locater feature.
Finding Your Mouse Pointer in Windows 7
The mouse properties can also be found in the Control Panel press ' Windows ' logo key + ' C ' to open the ' Control Panel ' or click Start button + ' Control Panel '.
You need to be in Classic view, ' Tab ' to ' Switch to Classic View ' press ' Enter ', use arrow keys to move to ' Mouse ' press ' Enter '.
This opens the 'Mouse Properties ' window.
Click to select the ' Pointers ' tab or ' Tab ' and use the arrow keys. Here you can customise your mouse pointer to one you can easily see.
Press ' Alt ' + ' S ' and use the arrow keys or click on the drop down list under Scheme to scroll through the options.
Select the 'Pointer Options ' tab.
The ' Visibility ' settings allow you to improve the visibility of the mouse pointer on the screen. To turn on Display pointer trail press ' Alt ' + ' D ' or click to select, see Fig 1.
To hide the mouse pointer when typing turn on ' Hide pointer while typing ', press ' Alt ' + ' H ' or click to select.
' Show location of pointer when I press the Ctrl key ' allows you to locate the mouse pointer by pressing the Ctrl key, click to select or press ' Alt ' + ' S '.
From the Desktop
You can also make the mouse easier to find by right clicking anywhere on the desktop and select ' Personalise '.
Select ' Change mouse pointers '.
This opens the mouse properties window as described above.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.