Clever Clogs tip # 668
19 August 2021

Make your text cursor easier to spot in Word and Outlook *

Here's another new, dinky setting you can change in Windows 10, which will make your text cursor bigger and more colourful. I find it particularly helpful in Word and Outlook where you might have a lot of text. Try it out and see what I mean.

Here's how:

  1. Press the Windows (WIN) key and type text cursor colour.
  2. Make sure Change text cursor colour and size is selected and press ENTER.
  3. If necessary, turn the text cursor indicator On.
  4. Select a colour or Pick a custom colour. (Mine is obviously orange ;) What's yours?)
  5. Drag the slider anywhere from 1 to 5.
  6. Close the window, as normal. (ALT + F4, anyone?)

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* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.