Windows Quick Tip: Finding a Lost Cursor
- Posted On: January 28th, 2007
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If you’re using an older computer, especially a laptop with a track pad, you probably have “lost” your cursor once or twice. Don’t you hate that? When you go to move the mouse and you can’t for the life of you find where the cursor is. You end up swinging your finger wildly across the trackpad hoping that at some point the mouse will show up again? I’ve even had this happen once or twice with my desktop.
Well, here’s a quick tip that will make finding your cursor 100x easier the next time it “dissapears.”
If you’re using the standard XP setup click: “My Computer > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse.” For those of you with the “Classic View” enabled it would just be “My Computer > Control Panel > Mouse.”
Once in the Mouse settings window look for the Pointer Options tab. Under Visibility select “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key” and then click “Apply.”
Now whenever that pesky cursur is missing just hit the CTRL key to have windows graphically zero you in on its location.
This post was originally a Technoobogy post of mine on another site. I’ve since closed down that blog and wanted to share some of it’s highlights here.