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Locate Mouse Pointer

Have you ever lost your mouse pointer? I wouldn’t blame you with today’s content-rich websites and new-fangled programs with complex interfaces. It just happens, but thankfully Windows has a neat little feature that’ll locate your mouse pointer with a simple keystroke.

Let’s learn how!

For Windows XP and Vista: Start>Control Panel>Mouse.

Windows 7 users: simply click Start and in the Search Box type “Mouse Pointer”, and in the results click “Change how the mouse pointer looks

In the resulting window, make sure you’re under the Pointer Options tab and put a check next to “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key”.


Now whenever you press the CTRL key a locator ring will draw your attention to wherever your pointer is at!