How To Change macOS Cursor Size

This short article explains how you can change the curser (also called mouse pointer) size in macOS. This will help you see the curser easily if you have a low vision. Low vision often makes locating the curser a difficult task. Even if you do not have vision problems, you may prefer a larger curser size, especially if you have a larger display. Some users may also have trouble using a mouse while using their Mac computers because of a small pointer. In any case, are you having issues seeing the curser on the screen? If your answer is yes, then this article is for you.

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Mac cursor

Here is how to make the cursor bigger:

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1. Open System Preferences. System Preferences lets you adjust system settings to customize your Mac. There are a number of different ways to do this. Here is how, for example:

  • You may click the System Preferences icon in the DockSystem Preferences
  • Or you may choose Apple menu > System Preferences.Apple Menu System Preferences

2. You will see several options arranged in rows by category. Now click the Accessibility option in the System Preferences window. If you cannot find the Accessibility option, you may want to use the search field at the top of the window.
System Preferences

3. Click Display (lefthand column).

accessibility display features

4. Now, you may move the Cursor Size slider to the right as far as you need, larger or smaller. If you drag the slider all the way to the left, that’s the normal (default) size; all the way to the right, that’s the biggest size. While you drag, you will be able to preview the size.

Mac OS Curser Pointer Size

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3 thoughts on “How To Change macOS Cursor Size”

  1. I have been a devoted Mac user for over 30 years and discussed by the way Apple handles updates. Apple never warns the user that their update could adversely affect other functions that were working fine. Now with the update they do not work and have un expected interoperability issues with other previously workable applications, I have been using apple care but these days their technical folks seems to be going “to school” on me.

    Has Apple’s success eliminated their Human Factor’s interest and capability during design and system evaluation?

  2. In the new IOS Catalina, I cannot see my curser (pointer). It’s way too small. I wish to make it larger. Please help me. So far, I haven’t been able to do so.


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