Mouse cursor too big

  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 10

    Mouse cursor too big

    Hi all,

    Mouse cursor in Windows 10 scales with the display size. If we go to display -> scale and layout, and we set 100, 125, 150% etc size we get the respected pointer size - the bigger the size the larger the mouse cursor. This is quite logical except when we want to to adjust the size of the mouse cursor independently of the display size and make it smaller - no such option.

    I wondered if any of you knows some registry key for where we can specify the mouse pointer scale ratio, so that we could have 200% font and 125% mouse cursor size for example.

    Thank you for reading.
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  2. Posts : 69,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello ekeda, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if changing the mouse pointer size using an option in the tutorial below may work to get the size you want.

    Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi Brink,

    The problem is I want to scale the cursor differently. I can always make it smaller/larger/whatever by using a different .cur model.

    When you select 125% size the cursor is X size.
    When you select 150% size the cursor becomes X * Y size.

    I want to adjust that Y value somehow.
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  4. Posts : 69,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    I'm not aware of a way to change the size for that.
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  5. Posts : 14,137
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint

    Me, either. Only time I have seen it happen the user had set the resolution wrong and it threw everything out of whack, the ratio wasn't correct for the monitor and round wasn't round, more oval or egg-shaped. The main resolutions used by Windows are 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 [wide by tall]. The 4:3 ratio was for the typical CRT and CRT Flat Screen monitors and early LCD Flat Panel monitors while 16:9 and 16:10 are typically for the newer LCD or LED Wide Screen monitors.
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  6. Posts : 56,856
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider

    Possible answer. Would take some finagling. Make a copy of the cursor in question. Edit it with any good image editor, and resize the x/y ratio. Save as type .cur and copy back into windows/cursors folder.

    Mouse cursor too big-2018-10-22_14h58_53.png

    Select it here:

    Mouse cursor too big-2018-10-22_15h03_39.png

    Hopachi is the Master of all things Cursor, maybe drop the question in

    Custom Cursors - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Brink said:
    I'm not aware of a way to change the size for that.
    Ok, seems like there is no option for that. Maybe there could exist a hack to completely disable the mouse pointer scaling. I have to dig more in that direction.
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