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27 Oct 2012   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
How to change cursor...

I don't use a mouse. The cursor is a little too small for me. A Google search showed me your instructions for changing it when using a mouse.

Is there a way to enlarge or change my cursor?

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27 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

How can you not use a mouse? Do you use the keyboard for everything or do you mean you use the touchpad on a laptop?

By cursor, do you mean the vertical line you see when editing a file or the arrow that the mouse/touchpad controls?
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27 Oct 2012   #3

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, I thought I typed out I use a Dell laptop. The arrow is just too small. I've always used a desktop so changing the mouse cursor was easy.
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27 Oct 2012   #4
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on the desktop > Personalize > Change Mouse Pointer > Then see picture


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27 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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27 Oct 2012   #6

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Right click on the desktop > Personalize > Change Mouse Pointer > Then see picture
But I don't use a mouse ... I'm on my iPad now so will look tomorrow -- but -- I don't remember ever seeing that there.
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27 Oct 2012   #7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Ahh it auto logged me in under the nick I forgot. I am Dell14 z

Anyway, no mouse
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27 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PinkiPad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Ahh it auto logged me in under the nick I forgot. I am Dell14 z

Anyway, no mouse
I'm pretty sure we covered that.

Windows considers laptop trackpads and touchpoints to be basically the same thing as a mouse.
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27 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

The option for a laptop is still the same. Windows 7 is still windows 7 on a laptop. If you hook a mouse to a laptop it still moves the mouse pointer. Change it the sameway as you would on your desktop, as suggested.
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28 Oct 2012   #10

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, I changed it -- twice -- but I still have a small pointer, not the hand icon I chose.
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