Locate mouse pointer on Windows 11: How to do it with one tap | How-to

Locate mouse pointer on Windows 11: How to do it with one tap

You can locate your mouse pointer on Windows 11 with just a single button press. You just need to make a few changes in the system settings.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 22:46 IST
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Know the shortcut key to locate mouse pointer on Windows 11 (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

Windows 11 comes with some specific shortcut keys that easily navigate the users to perform various functions. One of the important shortcut keys is to locate the mouse pointer location by using the CTRL key. If you're having a hard time finding the mouse pointer on your screen, then this trick will surely help you.

Windows 11 comes with a standard mouse pointer size i.e, small and colour-white. The default small size is difficult to locate due to the use of wide screens and higher resolutions. Hence here are the steps to locate the mouse pointer on the screen.

Shortcut to find your mouse pointer on Windows 11

Windows 11 enables the user to find their mouse pointer by circling it when they hit the CTRL-key. However, the user would be required to first make certain changes in the system settings. Windows 11 features a centralized location for the majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, one can do all the changes from the System Settings tab. Here are the steps to enable the shortcut key CTRL to find a mouse pointer on Windows 11.

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Step 1: Go to the System Settings by using the ‘Windows key + i' or click on ‘Start' and then go to Settings. Alternatively, you can also use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings.

Step 2: Once the Windows Settings pane is opened, click on Bluetooth & devices and select Mouse on the right pane of your screen.

Step 3: On the Mouse settings pane, go to Related settings and click on Additional mouse settings

Step 4: You will see a Mouse Properties tab on the screen. Under this tab select Pointer Options, and tick against “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key” to enable this feature.

Step 5: Click OK to save your changes.

As the setting is done, you will be able to quickly locate the mouse pointer on your screen, by simply pressing the CTRL key on your keyboard.

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First Published Date: 22 Dec, 15:29 IST
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