There are lots of ways to make the devices that you use to interact with your PC—like a mouse or keyboard—easier to use.

Make the mouse easier to use

Control your mouse with a numeric keypad 

  1. To go to the Accessibility settings on your computer, press the Windows logo key+U or select Start  > Settings > Accessibility.

    Windows 11 accessibility settings
  2. Under Interaction, select Mouse.

  3. Turn on the Mouse keys switch.

Change the primary mouse button, set scrolling options, or display pointer trails

  1. To open Settings on your computer, press the Windows logo key+I or select Start  > Settings .

  2. Select Bluetooth & devices > Mouse.

    • To change the primary mouse button, expand the Primary mouse button menu and select the option you want.

    • To set scrolling options, select suitable options under Scrolling.

    • If you want your pointer to display a trail across the screen when you move it, select Additional mouse settings, select the Pointer Options tab, and select the Display pointer trails checkbox.

Mouse settings

Make your mouse pointer easier to see

Make your mouse pointer  easier to see by making it bigger or changing the color. 

  1. To go to the Accessibility settings on your computer, press the Windows logo key+U or select Start  > Settings > Accessibility

    Windows 11 accessibility settings
  2. Select Mouse pointer and touch.

  3. Under Mouse pointer, adjust the Size slider until your mouse pointer is the size you'd like.

  4. Under Mouse pointer style, select an option to change the color of your mouse pointer to white, black, inverted, or any of the bright recommended colors. To customize the pointer color, select Choose another color.

    Windows mouse pointer options with the custom color selected.

Make your text cursor easier to see

Windows 11 lets you change the thickness of the text cursor  and add a colorful indicator to make it more visible.  

Change the text cursor thickness  

  1. To go to the Accessibility settings on your computer, press the Windows logo key+U or select Start  > Settings > Accessibility

    Windows 11 accessibility settings
  2. Select Text cursor.

  3. Under Text cursor thickness, adjust the Text cursor thickness slider until the thickness in the preview looks like you want.

Use the text cursor indicator

  1. To go to the Accessibility settings on your computer, press the Windows logo key+U or select Start  > Settings > Accessibility.

    Windows 11 accessibility settings
  2. Select Text cursor.

  3. Turn on the Text cursor indicator switch.

  4. Adjust the Size slider until the size looks like you want in the preview.

    Windows 11 text cursor indicator settings
  5. To change the indicator color, select one in the Recommended colors menu, or select Choose another color to choose a custom color.

Text cursor settings 

Make the keyboard easier to use

  1. To go to the Accessibility settings on your computer, press the Windows logo key+U or select Start  > Settings > Accessibility.

    Windows 11 accessibility settings
  2. Select Keyboard and try some of the following options:

  • Turn on the On-screen keyboard switch to select keys by using the mouse or another pointing device (like a joystick) or to use a single switch to cycle through the keys on the screen.

  • Turn on the Sticky keys switch if you have trouble pressing two keys at the same time. Sticky keys let you press commands that use multiple keys (such as Ctrl + S) one key at a time.

  • Turn on the Toggle keys switch to play a sound whenever you press the Caps lock, Num lock, or Scroll lock keys.

  • Turn on the Filter keys switch to set the sensitivity of the keyboard so it can ignore brief or repeated keystrokes.

  • Turn on the Underline access keys switch to underline access keys when they're available.

  • Turn on the Use the Print Screen button to open screen snipping switch to use the Prt Scr button to open screen snipping.

Keyboard settings

Make the mouse easier to use

To access mouse settings, select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Mouse .

  1. Turn on the toggle under Control your mouse with a keypad if you want to control your mouse using a numeric keypad.

  2. Select Change other mouse options to change your primary mouse button, set scrolling options, and more.

  3. If you want your pointer to display a trail across the screen when you move it, select Additional mouse options, and check the box next to Display pointer trails on the Pointer Options tab.

Mouse settings

Make your mouse pointer easier to see

Make your mouse pointer  easier to see by making it bigger or changing the color. 

  1. Select  Start  > Settings > Ease of Access > Mouse pointer .

  2. Adjust the slider under Change pointer size until your mouse pointer is the size you'd like.

  3. Change the color of your mouse pointer to white, black, inverted, or any of the bright suggested colors. To choose any color from a color wheel, select Pick a customer pointer color.

Make your text cursor easier to see

Windows 10 lets you change the thickness of the text cursor  and add a colorful indicator to make it more visible.  

Change the text cursor thickness  

  1. Select  Start  > Settings > Ease of Access> Text cursor.

  2. Adjust the Change text cursor thickness slider until it looks like you want in the preview.

Use the text cursor indicator

  1. Select  Start  > Settings > Ease of Access> Text cursor.

  2. Select Turn on text cursor indicator.

  3. Adjust the Change text cursor indicator size slider until it looks like you want in the preview.

  4. Select one of the Suggested text cursor indicator colors, or select Pick a custom color to choose your own.

The Settings page for text cursor

Text cursor settings 

Make the keyboard easier to use

If you want to make your keyboard easier to use, select Keyboard settings below, or select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard , and try some of these options:

  • Turn on the toggle under Use the On-Screen Keyboard to select keys by using the mouse or another pointing device (like a joystick) or to use a single switch to cycle through the keys on the screen.

  • Turn on the toggle under Sticky Keys if you have trouble pressing two keys at the same time. Sticky Keys let you press commands that use multiple keys (such as Ctrl + S) one key at a time.

  • Turn on the toggle under Toggle Keys to play a sound whenever you press the Caps lock, Num lock, or Scroll lock keys.

  • Turn on the toggle under Filter Keys to set the sensitivity of the keyboard so it can ignore brief or repeated keystrokes.

  • Turn on the toggle under Change how keyboard shortcuts work to underline access keys when they're available.

  • Turn on the toggle under Print Screen shortcut to use the Prt Scr button to open screen snipping.

Keyboard settings

Note:
You can also control your PC with just your voice by using Windows speech recognition. To learn more, see Use speech recognition.

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