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How To Change the Mouse on a Chromebook

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Are you tired of the plain old mouse on your Chromebook and feel like making a change? You can alter mouse settings quickly with minimal effort.

Quick Answer

To change your mouse settings on your Chromebook, click the time appearing on the bottom-right corner of your Chromebook and select the gear icon to go to Settings. Navigate to “Advanced” > “Accessibility” > “Manage accessibility settings” > “Mouse and touchpad”.

We have created an extensive guide with different step-by-step methods to help you change your mouse on your Chromebook.

Changing the Mouse on a Chromebook

If you don’t know how to change your mouse on Chromebook, use our 4 step-by-step methods to accomplish this task easily.

Method #1: Changing the Color

It can get pretty boring using the same white-colored cursor, so if you want to switch things up a bit, you can change its color using the following steps.

  1. Click the time appearing at the bottom-right corner of your Chromebook.
  2. Select the gear icon to go to Settings.
  3. Navigate to “Advanced” > “Accessibility” > “Manage accessibility settings”.
  4. Click “Mouse and touchpad”.
  5. Click the “Cursor color” drop-down menu and pick your desired color.
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All Done!

Your cursor will now be of the color of your choice. You can change these settings whenever and as many times as you want.

Method #2: Changing the Size

Cursors on Chromebooks are smaller in size by default. However, if you prefer a different size, you can easily adjust it using these steps.

  1. Click the time appearing at the bottom-right corner of your Chromebook.
  2. Select the gear icon to go to Settings.
  3. Navigate to “Advanced” > “Accessibility” > “Manage accessibility settings”.
  4. Click “Mouse and touchpad”.
  5. Click the toggle on “Show large mouse cursor”.
  6. Drag the slider labeled “Adjust cursor size” to get your desired cursor size.
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Method #3: Highlighting the Cursor

If you are having difficulty with the visibility of your cursor, you can highlight it in your Chromebook by doing these steps.

  1. Click the time appearing at the bottom-right corner of your Chromebook.
  2. Select the gear icon to go to Settings.
  3. Navigate to “Advanced” > “Accessibility” > “Manage accessibility settings”.
  4. Click “Mouse and touchpad”.
  5. Click the toggle on “Highlight the mouse cursor when it’s moving”.
That’s It!

A red halo will appear around your cursor to make it more visible.

Method #4: Selecting Auto-Click

Auto-click is one of the most helpful accessibility settings offered in Chromebook for those with any motor impairments or disabilities. This feature can be easily turned on by following the steps below.

  1. Click the time appearing at the bottom-right corner of your Chromebook.
  2. Select the gear icon to go to Settings.
  3. Navigate to “Advanced” > “Accessibility” > “Manage accessibility settings”.
  4. Click “Mouse and touchpad”.
  5. Click the toggle on “Automatically click when the cursor stops” to enable Auto-click.
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All Set!

Now, you just need to drag your cursor to an option and stop the cursor to select it. You can customize the delay time and several other settings per your choice.

Customizing the Cursor Using Third-Party Software

Do you want to get a customized cursor for your Chromebook? You can use a third-party app called Custom Cursor for Chrome and choose your favorite cursor from their collection.

  1. On your Chromebook, open Google Chrome and go to the Chrome web store.
  2. Type Custom Cursor for Chrome in the search bar.
  3. Click the “Add to Chrome”
  4. Choose “Add extension”.
  5. Click the cursor logo next to the address bar.
  6. If you can’t find it, click the jigsaw icon to open all extensions and select the cursor icon.
  7. Pick your desired cursor from the given options.
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Quick Tip

For more cursor options, click the “More cursors” button and add them to the collection. The selected cursor will be visible in the list when you click the extension button again, and you can choose and use it from there.

It is also possible to upload any custom cursors you have made by clicking the “Upload cursor” button. Remember that these custom cursors will only work while you’re on Google Chrome.

Click the power button at the extension’s top to return to your default cursor.

Summary

In this guide, we have discussed different methods to change your mouse in a Chromebook concerning its color, size, cursor, and auto-clicking settings. We’ve also discussed adding a custom cursor using a third-party app.

Hopefully, with one of these methods, you’ll be able to give your cursor a new look.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change the cursor from hand to pointer?

Go to Start on your computer and open Settings. Navigate to “Devices” > “Mouse” and select “Additional mouse options”. Open the “Pointers” tab and choose “Normal Select” under the “Customize” section. Click “Apply” and “OK” to change the cursor.

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