How to Change Color and Size of Mouse Pointer on the Mac


Did you know: you can completely customize and change the color and size of mouse pointer on your Mac? Here's how you do it.

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If you've been using the Mac for a long time, then you already know that the mouse pointer color is a solid black with a white outline around it. It's been like that since the dawn of time and we're absolutely used to it. And oh, it's a great way to differentiate yourself from your Windows PC friends too, since their pointer color is the exact opposite to ours - white fill with a black outline.

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But, today we will show you how you can completely customize and change color and size of the mouse pointer on your Mac. It's a very simple process, doesn't require any third-party app or tool and it takes barely a few minutes to get everything done.

Step 1. Launch System Preferences.

Step 2. Click on Accessibility.

Step 3. Now click on Display from the list of options on the left.

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Step 4. Click on the Pointer tab at the top.

Over here you'll see two options: Pointer outline color and Pointer fill color. Click on the white or black color palette next to it and customize to oblivion. You can also adjust the mouse pointer size from here using the Pointer size slider. The possibilities are endless here so there's a high chance that you will take a while with this one.

If you want to change everything back to how it was then simply click on the Reset button as shown in the screenshot below. It's a nice way to start all over again, too.

There's literally nothing else to this at all. You now know how to change the mouse pointer color and size on your Mac. What's left is that you share this newfound tip with everyone else around you with a Mac.

The best thing about this is how you don't need a third-party app at all. Everything is baked into the Accessibility section of the Mac. And if anything goes wrong, you have the option to instantly reset it all without fighting the OS on any level.

How about you share with us in the comments section below what sort of mouse pointer look you went with on your Mac?

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