Find the mouse pointer by pressing the Ctrl key

The mouse locator logoIt is easy to lose the mouse pointer on modern computer screens. This handy trick allows you to use the CONTROL key to quickly locate the pointer on the screen.

If you’re finding it difficult to find see the pointer you might want to investigate changing the pointer size or colourdownload my high-viz cursor set or enable Windows pointer trails.

In all versions of Microsoft Windows press and hold the Windows Key and press R. Type main.cpl and press ENTER. Click on the Pointer Options tab at the top of the Mouse Options dialog that appears.

Windows 8 Mouse Control Locator

Enable the checkbox next to Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key.

Click OK and try it out by pressing the CTRL key.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.