This post shows students and new users the steps to show the mouse pointer location using the CONTROL wrench. If you’re having a hard time finding the mouse pointer on your screen, you might want to try this trick.

Windows 11 comes with a standard mouse pointer size and color, which is small and white. The default small size is generally not useful, especially for people with poor eyesight. With the use of wide screens and higher resolutions, it can be difficult to position the mouse pointer in larger areas of the screen, or even on dual screens.

We have written helpful posts showing users how to increase mouse pointer size and change color to help people with bad visions. You can read these posts here and here.

Showing the location of the pointer on the screen can also be helpful, and the steps below show you how.

The new Windows 11, when it is released generally for everyone, will come with many new features and improvements that will work great for some and add some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that people will have to learn new ways of working and managing Windows 11.

If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts about it.

To easily start locating the mouse pointer in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to find the mouse pointer quickly in Windows 11

Windows 11 gives you a quick way to find your mouse pointer by circling it when you press the CONTROL wrench. Here’s how to set it up.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for most of its setup applications. From system settings to creating new users and updating Windows, everything can be done from the System settings crystal.

To access the System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click Start ==> Settings as shown in the following picture:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and find Settings. Then select to open it.

The Windows settings panel should look similar to the image below. In Windows settings, click Bluetooth and devices, Select Mouse on the right panel of the screen shown in the image below.

In the mouse settings panel, under Related settings, click on Additional mouse settings as highlighted below.

On the Mouse Properties screen, select Pointer optionsand uncheck the box for “Improve the accuracy of the pointer”To disable mouse acceleration.

Click okay to save your changes and exit. The next time you want to quickly locate the mouse pointer on your screen, just press the CONTROL key on your keyboard.

You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to use the CTRL key on your keyboard to position the mouse pointer on your screen. If you find any errors above, please use the comment form below to report.

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