How to adjust the size of your Mouse Cursor on a Chromebook

Customizing your Chromebook's interface can greatly enhance your user experience, and one simple yet impactful adjustment is changing the size of your mouse cursor. This guide will walk you through the process of adjusting your cursor size on a Chromebook, making navigation easier and more comfortable for your eyes.

Why Adjust Your Cursor Size?

There are several reasons why you might want to change your cursor size:

  • Improved visibility: A larger cursor can be easier to spot, especially on high-resolution displays.
  • Accessibility: For users with visual impairments, a larger cursor can significantly improve navigation.
  • Presentation purposes: When giving presentations or demonstrations, a larger cursor can help your audience follow along more easily.

Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these simple steps to adjust your mouse cursor size:

  1. Open your Chromebook's System Settings
  2. Click on the "Accessibility" section in the left panel
  3. Navigate to the "Cursor and Touchpad" section
  4. Enable the "Show Large Mouse Cursor" option
  5. Use the slider to adjust the cursor size to your preference

That's it! Your cursor size will update in real-time as you adjust the slider, allowing you to find the perfect size for your needs.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide on adjusting your cursor size, please refer to the video below. Note that due to the recording setup, you may see multiple cursors on the screen during the tutorial. Rest assured, in normal use, you'll only see a single, perfectly adjusted cursor.

Additional Tips

While adjusting your cursor size, keep these tips in mind:

  • Finding the right balance: A cursor that's too large can obscure content, while one that's too small might be hard to see. Experiment to find the size that works best for you.
  • Consider your display resolution: Higher resolution displays might benefit from slightly larger cursors.
  • Adjust based on your tasks: You might prefer different cursor sizes for different activities, such as browsing, writing, or graphic design.


If you encounter any issues while adjusting your cursor size, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Restart your Chromebook: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve minor setting issues.
  • Check for updates: Ensure your Chromebook is running the latest version of Chrome OS.
  • Reset accessibility settings: If you're experiencing persistent problems, try resetting all accessibility settings and start fresh.

We hope this guide helps you customize your Chromebook experience. Remember, small adjustments like cursor size can make a big difference in your daily computing comfort and efficiency.

Further Resources

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