How to change the color of your Mouse Cursor on a Chromebook

Chromebooks are known for their simplicity and ease of use, but did you know that you can personalize your experience by changing the color of your mouse cursor? This simple customization can not only make your Chromebook more visually appealing but also improve accessibility for users with visual impairments. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of changing your mouse cursor color on a Chromebook.

Why Change Your Mouse Cursor Color?

Changing your mouse cursor color can serve several purposes:

  • Improved visibility: A different color can make the cursor stand out more against various backgrounds.
  • Personalization: It's a simple way to make your Chromebook feel more uniquely yours.
  • Accessibility: For users with certain visual impairments, a different cursor color can significantly improve usability.
  • Reduced eye strain: Choosing a color that contrasts well with your most-used applications can reduce eye fatigue during long computing sessions.

Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Mouse Cursor Color

Follow these steps to change your mouse cursor color:

  1. Open your Chromebook's System Settings
  2. Navigate to the Accessibility section on the left panel
  3. Click on the "Cursor and Touchpad" section
  4. Look for the drop-down menu to choose your preferred cursor color
  5. Alternatively, click on the mouse cursor icon in the drop-down menu for more color options

That's it! Your mouse cursor color should change immediately. If you don't see the change right away, try moving your cursor around or restarting your Chromebook.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, please refer to the video tutorial 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 one cursor.

Tips and Troubleshooting

Here are some additional tips to enhance your Chromebook cursor experience:

  • Experiment with different colors to find what works best for you and your display settings.
  • If you're having trouble seeing the cursor, try increasing its size in the same Accessibility settings menu.
  • Remember that certain applications or websites might override your cursor color settings. If this happens, it's usually temporary and limited to that specific app or site.
  • If changes don't take effect immediately, try signing out and back into your Chromebook.


Changing your mouse cursor color is a simple yet effective way to personalize your Chromebook and potentially improve its usability. We hope this guide has been helpful in walking you through the process. Remember, Chromebooks are designed to be user-friendly, so don't be afraid to explore other customization options in your settings!

If you have any questions about this process or encounter any issues, please don't hesitate to reach out via a YouTube comment on the tutorial video. We're here to help!

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