How do I customize my Mac cursor?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To customize your Mac cursor, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to the Apple menu located in the top left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences.” Alternatively, you can use the Spotlight search (press Command + Spacebar) and type “System Preferences” to open it directly.

2. In the System Preferences window, look for the “Accessibility” option and click on it. It typically has an icon of a white figure on a blue background.

3. In the Accessibility settings, you will see a list of options on the left-hand side. Scroll down and click on “Display.” This will open the display customization settings.

4. Within the Display settings, you should see a tab labeled “Pointer” at the top. Click on it to access the cursor customization options.

5. In the Pointer tab, you will find various options to customize your cursor’s appearance. To change the color of the cursor outline, click on the color box beside “Pointer outline color.”

6. A color palette will appear, allowing you to choose your desired color. You can either select one of the predefined colors or click on the “Color Wheel” tab to access a broader range of color options. Additionally, you can use the sliders to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of the selected color.

7. As you adjust the color, you will immediately see the changes applied to your cursor outline. This allows you to experiment and find the color that suits your preference.

8. Once you are satisfied with the cursor outline color, you can close the Accessibility preferences window. The changes you made will be saved automatically.

Customizing your cursor can help make it more visible and easier to locate on the screen, especially if you have difficulty seeing or distinguishing the default cursor. Experiment with different colors to find the one that enhances your user experience.

Note: The steps mentioned above are based on the latest macOS version at the time of writing (macOS Big Sur). If you are using a different macOS version, the steps might vary slightly, but the overall process should be similar.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you customize your Mac cursor to your liking!