windows 10 cursor size

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  1. zed

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    OK finally got all parts of my PC, installed windows 10, new 4k 32" monitor, zoom 125%
    the cursor is a joke its tiny, I google and all articles on the net say change to extra large etc which I do and its marginally bigger (3 sizes I can choose from, which are tiny, more tiny, practically invisible )
    AFAIKS the largest cursor size is 48x48 pixels, I tried out linux on the same machine and can have cursors up to 256x256 pixels, which is overkill, 128x128 or something would be nice, or at least 96x96.
    I dont want to run linux I want windows, surely in 2019 I can have a larger cursor, there must be some registery setting or something but google is no help

    EDIT: älso Im running https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits/nuc8i5beh.html
    with onboard intel GPU, but are very unhappy with how cleartype looks, I try lots of setting but cant get it anywhere as nice as my last nvidia card, is there a better app than windows inbuilt one for changing cleartype in realtime?

    ta zed
     
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    What version of Windows 10, plz...
     
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    What a beauty!! How much does it weigh? How much RAM does it have? How about gaming performance?

    Take a look at this:

    2.) The biggest Mouse Pointer and Cursor for Windows-10!
    http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-10&faq=23

    Also, there is a trick that I use a lot is enabling the always useful setting Show location of pointer when I press CTRL key.
     
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    Can it run Crysis?
     
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    Windows 10 home, up to date
    weight = 683 g, I have 8GB, and samsung 500GB M.2 970evo. Graphics of course are crap, no idea how bad, I dont play games, I just wanted a portable, quiet machine that uses not much power.
    That would be great if it replaces the windows cursor, but it doesnt it just adds another cursor under the current windows cursor
     
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    I always thought it wasnt the size of the boat but the motion of the ocean that mattered?
     
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    portability is very important. Days ago I brought my 1.8Kb laptop -i7, 1050Ti, 16GB ram- to watch some videos about something he fancied and we started playing games afterwards. This is like bringing a console to your friend's house, like in the old times, but with a screen.

    I've also found this, but dunno if it helps.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...ndows-10/b636399f-76b3-4c56-9f36-fb24d20fabc9

    Not sure if this is still a problem for you, but I figured it out.

    More steps are needed.

    1. Open up the control panel the old fashioned way or do the windows key + x and type in control.exe.

    Typing in /name Microsoft.Mouse didn't work for me, so I probably did something wrong.

    2. I just typed Mouse in the search bar in the control panel. You should see Mouse with several options -- I clicked the change mouse settings link. (I'm fully aware this is the slower way to access it, but it worked, that's all I care about).

    3. Once the Mouse Properties Window opens, select the Pointers Tab. Under the Section that reads "Customize" -- find the pointer you want to change and select it. Then click browse and give it a minute for the icons to display in the list as well as the file names.

    For me, the normal arrow pointer and link select "hand" icons are ridiculously small, so these are the 2 examples I will use.

    4. Example 1: The default link select pointer (white arrow) is aero_arrow (I think). I browsed to aero_arrow_l (they give you a preview of the size in the Browse window). I'm assuming this means aero_arrow_large. There's also an xl that's even bigger.

    Example 2: The default link select pointer (hand pointing) is aero_link (I think). I browsed to aero_link_l (they give you a preview of the size in the Browse window). I'm assuming this means areo_link_large. There's also an xl that's even bigger.

    I don't know that I care to bother with the other pointer options at this point, but hopefully if you want to do the others, there's a large version of the icon that you can browse to and find.
     
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    You can also search for mouse cursor themes. Here's one:
    https://www.deviantart.com/antiden/art/macOS-Sierra-cursors-for-Windows-only-200-701736062
     
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    Ta, I found this page before, and tried it, it shows the old choose cursor dialog, but doesnt really let you choose larger cursors

    These cursors are even smaller than normal, their 'secret' to making the cursors appear large is to resize the desktop 200%, I dont want everything larger just the cursors


    downloaded the free version, cursors are not larger, the paid version may be able to have larger cursors but without the ability to see if this is the case I'm unwilling to pay them
     
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    cursors xp are just png files i think try resizing one in an image editor
     
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    new May 2019 update has an specific feature for that. It also includes some other interesting features like Color Filters and Change Font Size manually. Or simple things like pressing Windows key + period(.) to add emojis from your keyboard.

    For your specific issue, the new feature is described like this:

    If you're having trouble spotting your pointer on your screen, make it bigger or change the color. Select Start  > Settings  > Ease of Access  > Cursor & pointer.
     
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    Oh that's quite nice actually. I'd been having trouble with losing my cursor sometimes considering how much screen real estate I have. And it's about to get worse as I'm going to replace my 2560x1600 display with another 4k display. The large pointer size makes it significantly easier to find my cursor now.

    This transition is going to be interesting as I'm going to experiment with having my current 4k display in portrait orientation. The interesting part? It's a 49" display. It's going to be interesting whether this will overall be nice or if it'll be a PITA to have that much vertical display space. :)

    Regards,
    SB
     
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