One of our tech tips readers asks:
“Can you change the color of the cursor in Windows without downloading some suspicious software to handle it?”
The answer: You can invert the color of your mouse cursor for black to white. If you’re using a dark desktop background, this will make your cursor much easier to see.
Windows has an option in the Accessibility menu that allows you to change the color of your cursor. For Windows XP users, follow these instructions from eHow. For Windows 7 and Vista users, follow these instructions:
- Press the Start button
- Click on “All Programs”
- Click on the “Accessories” folder, then the “Ease of Access” sub-folder.
- Open the “Ease of Access Center.”
- Click on “Make the mouse easier to use.”
- You’ll see a variety of options you can select to change the color and size of your mouse pointer.