Windows 10 mouse pointer

On macOS, you can enlarge the cursor to make it easier to see by simply shaking your mouse. Windows 10 also allows users to find the cursor on the desktop by pressing the Ctrl key, which you can enable and disable from the accessibility settings of the mouse.

Based on the feedback from tech enthusiasts, Microsoft is now exploring a new feature for PowerToys that will enable “Mac Style “Find cursor” ease of access (shake to find)”.

For those unaware, PowerToys, is an open-source suite of software tools developed by Microsoft to enhance the Windows 10 experience and boost your productivity with extremely helpful features, such as the bulk file renamer, image optimizer, and Windows Search-like launcher.

Microsoft developers are now considering a new feature that will make it easier for you to locate the mouse pointer/cursor.

If this feature is shipped with next PowerToys update, you will be able to locate your mouse or trackpad pointer with either a keyboard shortcut or by shaking your mouse.

A Microsoft engineer also posted a proof of concept for cursor finder feature:

Cursor finder

As you can see in the above GIF, the idea is to darken your screen and highlight the cursor when you press a new keyboard shortcut or move your mouse around the screen, which lets you quickly locate your cursor.

This feature will be based on Windows 10’s UWP screen snipping APIs.

At the moment, it’s not clear when we can expect a new mouse cursor finder experience, but it’s unlikely to arrive this year. This is because Microsoft is currently working on bug fixes for the PowerToys app and the company has paused the development of new additions.

Aside from that, Microsoft is also working on a new screen recorder and font rendering changes to customize your Windows experience.

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