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Pointer - Show location with CTRL Key - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Show Pointer Location with CTRL Key
Published by Infinite
28 Jan 2012
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How to Enable or Disable Show Pointer Location with CTRL Key

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This will show you how to enable or disable to show the pointer location using the CTRL key. This is useful to help find the mouse pointer by putting a circle around the area your mouse pointer is at and animate inwards when you press the CTRL key. This is especially helpful if you use more than one monitor and/or large monitor(s).

This only affects the user account that you are currently logged on to.

Tip   Tip
If you hold the key down, it will not show until you release.
warning   Warning
If you use keyboard shortcuts commonly like CTRL+R, CTRL+S, CTRL+O, etc. This may affect them if pressed before the letter. For example if I press CTRL on a URL and let go when the URL is open in a new tab, I still see the Location Circle.



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Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Mouse icon.
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2. Click on the Pointer Options tab, and do either step 3 or 4 below.
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3. To Enable Show Location of Pointer
A) Check the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key box, and click on OK.
NOTE: You could also press Alt+S.
4. To Disable Show Location of Pointer
A) Uncheck the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key box, and click on OK.
NOTE: You could also press Alt+S.
28 Jan 2012   #1
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I always enable this option, makes finding the pointer easier on a 24 inch monitor.

Also I click on 'move pointer to default location'. When I repair a PC, I change this and most owners comment favorably.

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30 Jan 2012   #2
thomasblake222

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

useful for me - i always lose my cursor!
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01 Aug 2014   #3
GrayGhost2

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin
Also I click on 'move pointer to default location'. When I repair a PC, I change this and most owners comment favorably.
I don't have the move pointer to default location option on my Win-7 32-bit Home Premium.

How else could I modify that "setting" ?
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01 Aug 2014   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Russell,

That would be the Snap To feature. If you don't have it, then Option Two below should let you set it.

Mouse Pointer - Snap To Default Button
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02 Aug 2014   #5
GrayGhost2

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 

Thank you Shawn for clearing up my misunderstanding

I assumed the pointer could be "Parked" in a specified corner of the screen.
As soon as I read your tutorial it all fell into place.
A Homer moment
Thank you for bringing me up to speed.

The registry code will be used to create a script file to toggle the registry value.
- love those scripts

Regards
Russell
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02 Aug 2014   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Russell.
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