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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 '.

Fig 1

Visibility settings

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.

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