On Windows 11, the text cursor indicator is just a blinking line and indicates the current position in a document or text field. In most cases, the default indicator works fine. However, if it is hard for you to see it in the sea of text, Windows 11 allows you to customize its color and size so that it stands out, improves visibility, and is easier to identify. This is an accessibility feature. Follow the tutorial below to learn where to find the option to customize the text cursor indicator appearance on Windows 11.
Change text cursor indicator on Windows 11
Follow the below-provided steps to customize the color and size of the text cursor indicator on Windows 11.
Step 1: Launch the Settings window using Win + I keyboard shortcut.
Step 2: Navigate to the Accessibility page and click on the Text Cursor option.
Step 3: Toggle the ‘Text cursor indicator‘ option to the ON position.
Step 4: Use the Size slider to change the indicator size.
Step 5: Select the cursor indicator color of your choice from the available color pallet.
Step 6: (Optional) To set a custom color, click on the “+” icon next to “Choose another color”. Select the color of your choice from the color board and hit the save button.
This instantly applies the highlight color to the Windows 11 text cursor indicator.
If you want, you can also change the blinking text cursor thickness to further improve visibility. To do that, scroll down and use the ‘Text cursor thickness’ slider. You can see an instant preview of the text cursor thickness in the preview section available on top of the slider.
That is it. From now on, Windows 11 will highlight the text cursor indicator with your chosen color and size. Do keep in mind that while a vast majority of application support this accessibility feature, some don’t. For example, you might not see it when typing in Chrome’s address bar or in applications such as Typora. In that case, you will see the regular text cursor indicator.
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