Although that’s a natural behavior, Windows 11 has a feature in the mouse settings to quickly find the pointer, showing a ripple animation on the screen when pressing the Ctrl key. If you use PowerToys, you can also enable the “Find My Mouse” feature that similarly lets you find the mouse pointer pressing the Ctrl key twice. The difference is that the PowerToys feature is a modern take of the feature available on Windows, and it allows you to customize the experience, such as color, size, and animation duration. In this guide, you will learn two ways to find your mouse on Windows 11.

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Find mouse pointer location with PowerToys on Windows 11

If you choose to use the feature available with PowerToys, you first need to install the application from the Microsoft Store, or you can also use the winget install –id Microsoft.PowerToys command to install the app from Command Prompt. To enable the find my mouse feature for Windows 11, use these steps: After you complete the steps, when you can’t find the mouse on the screen, press the Ctrl key twice to highlight the mouse location on the screen.

Optionally, under the “Appearance & behavior” section, you can customize the experience. For example, the Overlay opacity lets use a slider to adjust the transparency of the highlight. The Background color and Spotlight color options let you create custom highlight colors when finding your mouse. In addition, there is an option to control the spotlight radius, initial zoom, and duration of the animation.

Find mouse pointer location on Windows 11

Alternatively, you can also use the legacy mouse settings to enable the option to show the pointer location on the screen. To enable the find mouse pointer feature on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the next you lose sight of the pointer, press the Ctrl key on the keyboard to activate the visual aid to find the mouse pointer wherever it might be on the screen.

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