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Find the mouse

Initially large mouse becomes normal size with use
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In researching this site to see if this is redundant, I am struck by how many ideas relate to the lowly computer mouse!

I have recently migrated to a laptop computer for home use, and have it set to "sleep" to conserve energy when not in use.

I sometimes find it hard to locate the mouse as the computer "wakes up" from sleep, and find myself shaking the mouse (optical) to try to see the small cursor on the LCD screen.

Why not have the mouse pointer icon displayed initially large for identification, then smaller as it is used until normal sized?

csea, Nov 03 2004

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       I tap the <CTRL> key, and Windows helpfully homes in on the cursor with a series of circles.
angel, Nov 03 2004
  

       What windows you got? Mine doesn't do that.
zen_tom, Nov 03 2004
  

       XP Pro.
angel, Nov 03 2004
  

       I must be doing something wrong, I can't do that angel.
po, Nov 03 2004
  

       Select [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Mouse]. On the 'Pointer Options' tab, there's a check box for 'Show location of pointer when I press the Control key'
angel, Nov 03 2004
  

       oh how sweet! ta.
po, Nov 03 2004
  

       Cool! I've now got puddles all over my screen when I hit CTRL.
skinflaps, Nov 03 2004
  

       Nice! Thanks for the info.
csea, Nov 03 2004
  

       i agree with angel
sridhar236, Jun 30 2006
  

       Bun ! But mainly because of [angel]'s top tip ! :-)
monojohnny, Jun 30 2006
  

       Recent macOS versions have a feature where the cursor temporarily gets quite big when you shake it. I think you might have to enable it in System Preferences -> Universal Access or somewhere like that. There also used to be a third-party Mac utility that would dim the whole screen apart from a circle around the cursor when you pressed a certain key.
notexactly, Apr 08 2019
  

       So not a big fat mouse sitting down the back of the desk unit.
wjt, Apr 10 2019
  
      
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