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How to make the mouse pointer bigger in macOS?

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The default size of the mouse pointer on a Mac might be suitable for many users. Still, for some, especially those with visual impairments or larger displays, a larger pointer can greatly enhance the overall user experience. Fortunately, Apple provides customisation options to adjust the mouse pointer size on macOS.

Having trouble following the pointer on Mac? This article discusses the steps to make the mouse pointer bigger on macOS.

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Make the mouse pointer bigger

Customising the mouse pointer size on your Mac can significantly improve your user experience. Experiment with the settings to find the size and style that best suits your preferences and enhances your productivity.

Step 1: Click on the Apple icon at the top left corner of the screen, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the System Settings.

Step 2: In the side panel, click on Accessibility and then on the right side of the screen, click on the Display option.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Pointer section and then beside the Pointer size, click and drag the slider to the right to make it bigger.

Step 4: It will look like this.

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Adjust other pointer settings

Other pointer settings are available in the Pointer section that will make the pointer easier to see on Mac.

  • Shake mouse pointer to locate: Turn the toggle on beside this setting to increase the pointer size when you swiftly glide your finger on the trackpad or move the mouse quickly.
  • Pointer outline colour: Click on the colour well to pick a colour for the outline of the pointer.
  • Pointer fill colour: Click on the colour well to choose a colour for the inside of the pointer.
  • Reset colours: Click this button to restore the default pointer colours – white for the outline and black for the inside.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

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