Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10  

    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10

    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10

    How to Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    17 Apr 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10


    The cursor is that blinking line at the end of what you are typing in Windows.

    Have you ever had an issue finding the text cursor in the middle of a large amount of text, during a presentation, or on the screen in an educational setting?

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18945, the new Text cursor indicator (when turned on) will help you see and find the text cursor wherever you are at any time. You can select from a range of sizes for the text cursor indicator and make it a color easy for you to see. Or, personalize the color of your text cursor indicator to your personal preference.

    Known issues
    • Text cursor indicator color and size might not persist when you sign in. To work around that, simply turn off and turn on the Use text cursor indicator setting again.
    • Occasionally, you might see that the text cursor indicator stay on the screen or reappear after the app has been closed or the page contents have scrolled away.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, changes to the text cursor indicator can now be viewed on the fly in a new preview pane when changing the size or color in the Text cursor page in Ease of Access.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the text cursor indicator color to a custom color of your choice for your account in Windows 10.

    The current text cursor indicator color is stored in the IndicatorColor DWORD value for the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator



    Contents

    • Option One: Select a Suggested Text Cursor Indicator Color in Settings
    • Option Two: Pick a Custom Text Cursor Indicator Color in Settings



    EXAMPLE: Text cursor indicator
    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10-text_cursor_indicator.png






    OPTION ONE

    Select a Suggested Text Cursor Indicator Color in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 21359, the Ease of Access category in Settings has been renamed to Accessibility.


    2 Click/tap on Text cursor on the left side, and click/tap on a Suggested text cursor indicator color you want to select (check) under the Use text cursor indicator section on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10-suggested_text_cursor_indicator_color.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Pick a Custom Text Cursor Indicator Color in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    2 Click/tap on Text cursor on the left side, and click/tap on Pick a custom text cursor indicator color under the Use text cursor indicator section on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10-pick_a_custom_text_cursor_indicator_color-1.jpg

    3 Select a color you want. (see screenshot below)

    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10-pick_a_custom_text_cursor_indicator_color-2.jpg

    4 Adjust the slider to customize the selected color, and click/tap on Done when the current color indicator is what you want. (see screenshot below)

    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10-pick_a_custom_text_cursor_indicator_color-3.jpg

    If you would like to enter a known RGB or HSV color value for your custom color instead, click/tap on More, select RGB or HSV, enter the custom color values, and click/tap on Done.
    Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10-rgb.jpg Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10-hsv.jpg


    5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Cesare's Avatar
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    I wish Microsoft added back the Advanced Appearance Settings dialog box so that more options could be customized and saved in the theme settings when making themes.
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