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Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 04, 2020 12:33PM
I was today years old when I learned you can make the cursor arrow larger in Mac OS Catalina.

Open System Preferences.
Click Accessibility > Display > Cursor.
Drag the cursor slider to the size you prefer

For some of us bigger is better. Less shaking to magnify and locate.

You're welcome!



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 04, 2020 12:39PM
.....I've found that kids are the best cursors.....they have no filter, so very honest and will use the best curse words ever......to express exactly how they feel......


....sailors are pretty good cursors too......



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/04/2020 01:39PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: May 04, 2020 01:03PM
Back in the pre-OS X days, there was an extension that let you make it different colors too. 'Course I'm dating myself here.



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: RoadToad
Date: May 04, 2020 01:31PM
Move the mouse or finger on trackpad side to side vigorously to find the cursor.




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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 04, 2020 01:35PM
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RoadToad
Move the mouse or finger on trackpad side to side vigorously to find the cursor.

i've been doing that for a while and only learned from a post here a few weeks ago that that quick magnifying thing is an actual feature not a bug. But making the cursor bigger period is even better. YMMV.



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 04, 2020 02:13PM
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graylocks
I was today years old when I learned you can make the cursor arrow larger in Mac OS Catalina.

Open System Preferences.
Click Accessibility > Display > Cursor.
Drag the cursor slider to the size you prefer

For some of us bigger is better. Less shaking to magnify and locate.

You're welcome!

Works in Mavericks too, thanks for the tip. (a usable Mac tip on a Mac forum - whoda' thunk it!)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/04/2020 02:39PM by RgrF.
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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 04, 2020 02:31PM
Works great for presentations.



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 04, 2020 04:34PM
For some of us bigger is better. Less shaking to magnify and locate.

Making the cursor large goes a ways back to Mountain Lion, maybe earlier?


Back in the pre-OS X days, there was an extension that let you make it different colors too.

There was also an extension that changed it into a pair of huge ta-tas in a red sweater that responded with inertia to the cursor.






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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 04, 2020 05:06PM
on the downside, the enlarged cursor doesn't change at all when you hover over a link.



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 04, 2020 05:33PM
Mine changes, how large is your cursor?
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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 04, 2020 06:45PM
When I lose it I shake it to make it visible (my non-Newt malleable description). wink smiley
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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 04, 2020 06:50PM
Been doin' the big cursor thing since SL, probably even regular Leo... gonna check Tiger next time I boot up Pismo; if I remember....
Big cursor is/has been a necessity w/ original 30" resolution since G5 tower days.
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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 04, 2020 07:34PM
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RgrF
Mine changes, how large is your cursor?

not very compared to how large you can make it. i have the slider just a hair to the left of the 2nd tick mark.



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: May 05, 2020 07:06AM
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graylocks
on the downside, the enlarged cursor doesn't change at all when you hover over a link.

I have my cursor size set to the 4th tick. Have for years, My cursor still changes to the finger when over links.



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 05, 2020 08:17AM
....but does size matter.....??



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 05, 2020 11:51AM
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WHiiP
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graylocks
on the downside, the enlarged cursor doesn't change at all when you hover over a link.

I have my cursor size set to the 4th tick. Have for years, My cursor still changes to the finger when over links.

ok, this is weird. just now, today, the arrow has started changing to a hand over some links. very odd.



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 05, 2020 02:29PM
Power of suggestion?
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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 05, 2020 04:06PM
.....if you stub a toe....you will turn into a major cursor too.....



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Re: Still Losing Your Cursor?
Posted by: qdog2
Date: May 05, 2020 07:23PM
I have been enlarging the cursor in all version of OSX



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