Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated August 28, 2017)
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, Windows provides a cool way to easily locate the mouse pointer location:
Figure 1. The Pointer Options tab of the Mouse Properties dialog box.
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, 8, and 10.
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