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How to Change Cursor Blink Rate in Windows

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

This tutorial will show you how to change the cursor blink rate to what you want for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Change Cursor Blink Rate in Keyboard Properties
  • Option Two: To Change Cursor Blink Rate in Registry Editor





Change Cursor Blink Rate in Windows OPTION ONE Change Cursor Blink Rate in Windows
To Change Cursor Blink Rate in Keyboard Properties

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Keyboard icon, and close the Control Panel if you like.

2. In the Speed tab, adjust the Cursor blink rate slider for the blink rate you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Change Cursor Blink Rate in Windows OPTION TWO Change Cursor Blink Rate in Windows
To Change Cursor Blink Rate 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 CursorBlinkRate string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4. Type in a number between 200 (faster) and 1200 (slower) milliseconds for the cursor blink rate you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
530 is the default cursor blink rate.

Typing -1 will set the cursor blink rate to none to have the cursor no longer blink.
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That's it,
Shawn