How to Change Text Cursor Thickness in Windows 10


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 text cursor thickness to what you want for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Change Text Cursor Thickness in Settings
  • Option Two: To Change Text Cursor Thickness in Control Panel
  • Option Three: To Change Text Cursor Thickness in Registry Editor


EXAMPLE: Cursor thickness
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OPTION ONE

To Change Text Cursor Thickness in Settings


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

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

Starting with Windows 10 build 18945, you will need to click/tap on Text cursor on the left side instead, and adjust the Change text cursor thickness slider under Change the text cursor appearance section on the right side.

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

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OPTION TWO

To Change Text 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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OPTION THREE

To Change Text 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