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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 make my mouse pointer size larger.
The pointer changes shape depending on where it is on the screen. Most often it appears as a small white arrow with a black outline; over a white background this is simply a black outline.
In some cases it is even less easy to see. For example, over any area where you can type it turns into a 'I' cursor (called an ' I-beam ').
This section explains how to increase the size of your mouse pointer so that it will be easier to see under all conditions.
Making the mouse pointer larger in Windows 7 and Vista
' Ease of Access Center ' has replaced ' Accessibility Options ' in the ' Control Panel '.
Open ' Ease of Access Center ' press ' Windows ' logo key + ' U ' or click Start button ' Control Panel ' + ' Ease of Access ' + ' Ease of Access Center '.
Click or ' Tab ' to select ' Make the mouse easier to use ' and press ' Enter ' to select, see Fig 1. You can also ' Tab ' to or click to select ' Mouse Settings ' under See also.
Click to select or press to change your mouse pointer, see Fig 2:
' ALT ' + ' R ' for Regular White
' ALT ' + ' I ' for Large Inverting
' ALT ' + ' X ' for Extra Large White
' ALT ' + ' U ' for Regular Black
' ALT ' + ' K ' for Extra Large Black
' ALT ' + ' G ' for Regular Inverting
' ALT ' + ' N ' for Extra Large Inverting
' ALT ' + ' L ' for Large White
' ALT ' + ' B ' for Large Black
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.