No, no, I’m not talking about that kind of mouse trail! : ) Fortunately, the type I am referring to are also called pointer trails and it only deals with the mouse pointer.
Okay, so have you ever been working away on your computer when all of the sudden, your mouse pointer disappears? You try moving your mouse around as fast as you can to try and find it, but it just seems like it went away forever. Well, if this has ever happened to you, I have something that you might be very interested in.
You can add a trail to your mouse pointer so it’s easier to locate. To do this, go to Start and open up your Control Panel. Once in there, click on the Printers and Other Hardware link, then choose Mouse. This will open up the Mouse Properties box and you’re going to want to choose the Pointer Options tab.
Go down to the Visibility section and checkmark the line that says “Display pointer trails.” You can then decide how long you want the trail to last. It can either be short, long or somewhere in the middle. When you’re done, click OK.
Now, you will have a trail following your pointer every time you move your mouse. Keep in mind that it might take you a little while to get used to the trail, but you will. And just think about how fast you’ll be able to find your mouse if it ever happens to “disappear” on you again!