Ever lose track of the tiny mouse cursor on your big Windows desktop? I certainly have—and when I do, I usually have to swipe my mouse back and forth to find the pointer again. Effective, but annoying.
Well, there’s another, easier way to find a lost cursor: by turning on a setting that’ll make the cursor pulsate whenever you press the CONTROL key.
Here’s what you do:
- Select Control Panel from the Windows Start menu, then click “Hardware and Sound.”
- Under the “Devices and Printers” heading, click the Mouse link, then click the Pointer Options tab in the Mouse Properties window.
- Go down to the very last option—the one that reads “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key”—and click the checkbox.
- Click the “Apply” button, then click “OK.”
Now, try pressing the CONTROL button—and when you do, a large animated circle will highlight the mouse pointer on your desktop.
So much for playing “hide and seek” with the mouse, right?
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