Windows Vista: Customize Mouse Pointer Functions
The mouse device consists of two buttons that are primary button (the left button) and the secondary button (the right click) and the mouse wheel which sits between the two buttons. You need to position the pointer and select left or right click to select objects and perform actions as per your choice. Usually, when you want to perform any action, you just need to press the mouse after you point the mouse to the target.
You will notice that the mouse pointer varies shapes on the basis of where the pointer is located on the screen. Usually it appears as a small white arrow with black outline on the white background. In some situations, the mouse pointer appears as ‘I’, which is called an I-beam. Similarly, the caret indicates the vertical bar which appears when you are typing on a text box or any text editor. Windows Vista also allows customizing mouse pointer functions. If you are looking for a how-to guide to customize mouse pointer functions then, follow these steps given below.
- Click the ‘Start’ button and click ‘Control Panel’.
- Click ‘Hardware and Sound’, and then click ‘Mouse’.
- Click the ‘Pointer Options’ tab, and then:
- To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the ‘Select a pointer speed slider’ towards ‘Slow’ or ‘Fast’.
- To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the ‘Enhance pointer precision’ check box.
- To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the ‘Automatically move pointer to the default button’ in a dialog box check box.
- To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the ‘Display pointer trails’ check box, and then move the slider towards ‘Short’ or ‘Long’ to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
- To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the ‘Hide pointer while typing’ check box.
- To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the ‘CTRL’ key, select the ‘Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key’ check box.
- Click ‘OK’
By following these steps explained in this video below and steps stated above you can customize the mouse pointer in Windows Vista -based PC without any hassles.