How to change your mouse cursor color on Windows 11

Dave W. Shanahan

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change your mouse cursor color

What do you do when you want to change your mouse cursor color settings on Windows 11?

Windows 10 has plenty of ways to customize your mouse settings. On Windows 11, follow this guide if you want to change your mouse cursor to purple or another color.

Changing your mouse cursor color can bring your own personal style to your Windows 11 PC. Here’s what to do.

Change your mouse cursor color

First, you will need to open Windows Settings, you can use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut, or you can right-click the Start menu and select Settings. You will need to go to Accessibility to change the mouse cursor color in Mouse pointer and touch.

change your mouse cursor color

Go to Accessibility > Mouse pointer and touch. In Mouse pointer and touch, click to expand the Mouse pointer style and pick Custom.

change your mouse cursor color

Once you select Custom, you can pick one of the 8 Recommended colors shown below or click the plus (+) button to change your mouse cursor to pick a custom color.

change your mouse cursor color

Once you click the plus (+) button, a color palette will pop up. Here, you can change your mouse cursor to a specific color (my version of purple) using the circle as shown. When you are finished, click Done.

change your mouse cursor color

Unfortunately, Microsoft decided that when selecting a custom mouse color, the border of the mouse will change automatically between black for lighter colors and white for darker colors.

One confusing part of Microsoft’s color choices is that purple has a white mouse cursor border and pink has a black mouse cursor border. My dream of a purple mouse cursor will have to wait for another Windows Update.

Once you click Done, your changes will be automatically saved. Close Settings when you are done.

Are you excited? Now you have your own custom mouse cursor color to use on Windows 11!

Quick tip: Change your mouse cursor size too

Once you customize your mouse cursor color in Windows 11, you may want to change your mouse cursor size too. Underneath the Recommended colors and choose another color section, you can pick your mouse cursor size. Use the Size slider to set your preferred mouse cursor size.

Once you are finished, close Windows Settings.

Whether or not you decide to change the size of your mouse cursor once you change the color, you can now use your custom mouse cursor across Microsoft 365 apps on your PC, including Microsoft Teams.

Do you use a different mouse cursor color and size on your Windows 11 PC? Did you even know you had the option? Let us know what apps you use to customize your Windows 11 mouse settings in the comments!