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How Do I Get My Pointer Back?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, Desktop Enhancement, Windows 10
 
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You know what’s the absolute worst?  When someone uses your computer or tablet and changes your settings. We heard from a reader with a problem. “I have Windows 10 & I USED TO HAVE my pointer as the biggest black arrow that could be had as I have vision issues.  Well, my sister signed on my computer & changed everything & now my big black arrow is no longer here.  I’ve gone to the Control Panel & looked under the things needed in order to get it back & cannot find how to retrieve it.  Please help!”

Fortunately, it’s easy to fix.  I’ll show you how and also offer a bit of advice that could keep it from happening again.  First, type in “Ease of Access” in your search box.

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Choose Make mouse easier to use.

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Under Mouse Pointers, select Extra Large Black. 

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Right next to the pointer options, you can also change the size of the cursor if you like.

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Make sure to apply the changes when you’re finished. Click apply at the bottom of the page.

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One way to keep this from happening is to create a guest account for your computer. Log out of your account and let other users log on to a guest account with no administrative privileges. That way their changes won’t affect your PC.

~ Cynthia

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