Seeing small fast moving objects is difficult at the best of times. Add the complication of working on a high-resolution laptop and if you have anything less than 20/20 vision you can have trouble finding your mouse – I know I do!
- Click on the Windows button (bottom left corner) and select Control Panel from the right-hand options
- Select Mouse
- You will now be presented with lots of mouse options. I suggest only changing one thing at a time and make a note of what you change (so you can undo the feature if you don’t like the result)
- To make your mouse stand out, select the tab Pointers and you might like to change the scheme from “Windows Aero (system scheme)” to “Magnified (system scheme)”
- Click on Apply and then on OK
- To change this back, simply repeat the steps and select another option.
PS: Some other options you might like to experiment with are on the Pointer Options tab. You can choose to “Display pointer trails”, which will help you see the pointer more easily as it moves. And at the bottom of that same tab, you can check the box that says “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key”.
- Click on the Windows image (bottom left corner) and select Settings
- Now you can type “mouse” into the Find a setting field, or select Devices
- Select Mouse & touchpad then Additional mouse options
- You can now follow from step 4 above
And while we’re on the subject of vision – don’t forget our earlier tip around eye strain. You can use an app to monitor your time on the computer or tablet and ensure you take breaks and/or do eye exercises to help you reduce fatigue.