Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Windows 10: Help! I've Lost My Mouse Pointer

In this video I will show you how to change a few simple settings to make sure that you will never lose your mouse pointer again.

This video is 4 minutes long and it includes a set of full subtitles.

The following questions will be answered in the video.

1. What type of person might lose track of their mouse pointer?
2. How to add a "tracking device" to your mouse pointer.

A full transcript of this video can be read below.

Start of video transcript

Hello everyone and welcome to this video.

 In this video I am going to show you a simple trick that will mean that you will never lose your mouse pointer on your screen again. This works on Windows 10 laptops and PCs

 Now the mouse pointer is the arrow which is on the screen and shows you the position of your mouse. You can see that I am using mine now.

 Now sometimes it is very hard to always know where it is and this could be because we have lots and lots of icons on screen, it could be because sometimes the mouse is moving about so fast, or it could be that we  have a visual  impairment that makes our  mouse pointer or our screen harder to see.

To make sure that you never lose your mouse pointer again, All you need to do is go into the settings on your Windows 10 laptop or PC and activate a location finder.

 And so this is how you do it

 First of all press the Windows key and then start to type "control panel" as soon as the word control panel appears press enter.

 Now that the control panel is open start to type "mouse."

On the left hand side of your screen click or select  any of those options under Mouse.

 the mouse properties box now appears.

 And the location feature which I want to show you is under the pointer options menu so click on that.  now at the bottom of this menu is a box that says show location of pointer when I  press the ctrl key.

Now just click on the box and make sure that there is a tick in it  and then just click the apply button in the bottom right-hand corner and hopefully we've got the location finder working for us.

Now at any point when you are using your mouse and the  mouse pointer gets lost all that you need to do is press the control button on your keyboard. And as we can see here, a circle appears on screen locating your mouse.

 And that's it. Really easy. thank you for watching this video. If you have any comments please leave them in the comment section below this video.

End of video transcript.


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  2. See I can sign on to the computer but that's the max that I can do I can I don't have a mouse at all

    1. Sorry for the very late reply. Have you managed to fix it? Please let me know. Thanks,

  3. Sorry I was talking into my phone you show that you have to go to Mouse properties the problem of it is is I don't have a mouse at all so to get to that point I've used a computer arrows on the keypad I don't have a mouse at all so once I get the mouse properties I can't go any further I have lost my house totally and completely