Finding the Mouse Pointer

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 23, 2014)

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I don't know about you, but as I get older it seems that it is harder and harder to locate the mouse pointer on the screen. It could be a symptom of aging eyes, but it could also be because with higher and higher resolutions for the screen, it can be pretty easy to "misplace" the location of the mouse pointer.

If you have this problem often, here's a cool way to easily locate the mouse pointer location:

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel. Windows displays the Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound.
  3. Click Mouse. Windows displays the Mouse Properties dialog box.
  4. Make sure the Pointer Options tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  5. Figure 1. The Pointer Options tab of the Mouse Properties dialog box.

  6. Make sure the Show Location of Pointer When I Press CTRL Key check box is selected.
  7. Click OK.

That's it. Now, when you press the Ctrl key, by itself, Windows "zeroes in" on the location of the mouse pointer, and you can easily see that location.

 This tip (11252) applies to Windows 7.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2016-10-29 18:28:05

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This tip works on Windows 10


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