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How to Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10

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

If you have a high screen resolution or your vision is not as good as it used to be, then you may find it harder to see the cursor with a default of 2 pixels wide.

This tutorial will show you how to change the cursor thickness to what you want for your account in Windows 10.

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EXAMPLE: Cursor thickness
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Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10
To Change Cursor Thickness in Settings

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

2. Click/tap on Other options on the left side, and adjust the Cursor thickness slider to the width (1-20) you want. (see screenshot below)

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

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Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10
To Change Cursor Thickness in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2. Click/tap on the Make the computer easier to use link. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select the cursor thickness (1-20) you want in the Set the thickness of the blinking cursor drop down, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10
To Change Cursor Thickness in Registry Editor

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

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3. In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the CaretWidth DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4. Select (dot) Decimal, type in a number between 1 - 20 for the cursor thickness you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5. Sign out and sign in to apply.


That's it,
Shawn