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How to Set Up Custom Mouse Pointers in macOS Monterey

With macOS Monterey, you can customize the outline and fill color of the mouse pointer. This makes it easier to recognize when the pointer moves or changes to an insertion point, crosshair, hand, or another shape. Here’s how:

  • Go to the Apple menu bar () and open System Preferences.
  • Click the Accessibility preference pane.
Click Accessibility
Click Accessibility
  • Click Display.
Click Display
Click Display
  • Click the Pointer tab in the window of options.
Click Pointer
Click Pointer
  • Click the color swatches next to the Pointer outline color and Pointer fill color settings. This allows you to select a custom color from the palette that appears. 

You can also adjust the pointer size of the mouse from “normal” to “large.” Plus, you can enable the option to “Shake mouse pointer to locate.” 

I’d recommend playing around with the various options to find which mouse settings best suit your particular needs. 

And, of course, you can always go back to the default settings by:

  • Going to System Preferences > Accessibility > Display.
  • Choosing the Pointer tab.
  • Click the reset button to never to the default colors.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis has over 40 years of journalism experience and has written hundreds of articles. For the past 20-plus years, he's been an online journalist, covering mainly Apple Inc. He's written for MacCentral, MacWorld, MacMinute, Macsimum News, Apple Daily Report, and is now contributing editor at Apple World Today.
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  • I set my cursor to light green outline and darker green fill. This makes it look neon and really stands out. I don’t lose my cursor anymore.