How to Customize your Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 10

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When you start typing text in Notepad, Word, or another text editor, your cursor turns into a blinking line. For this reason, some users have the problem of finding the cursor in the middle of a large amount of text, during a presentation, or on the screen at an educational institution. The new text cursor indicator helps you see and find the text cursor anytime and anywhere. You can adjust the color of the text cursor.

Starting with Windows 10 Build 18945, you can activate the new text cursor indicator, which helps you see and find the text cursor anytime and anywhere. You can choose from different sizes for the text cursor indicator and customize it with a color that you can easily recognize. You can also customize the color of the text cursor indicator to suit your personal taste.

If you want to change the color of the text cursor indicator, you can use the Settings application. You can select one of the preset colors or specify a custom color.

To activate the text cursor indicator using the Settings app

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See how Windows 10 lets you manage the thickness of the text cursor and add a colored indicator to make it more visible. Use these steps to enable and change the text cursor indicator settings in Windows 10 :

  • Open the settings.
  • Click Easy Access.
  • Click the text cursor.
  • In the “Using the Text Cursor Indicator” section, turn on the toggle switch to activate the text cursor indicator.
  • Use the cursor to select the size of the text cursor indicator.
  • Select one of the colors for the indicator.
  • Choose the Select Custom Text Cursor Indicator Color button.
  • Create a custom color.
  • Choose the Done button.

Once you have completed the steps, you can place the cursor anywhere in the text document.


You will notice that Windows 10 uses the indicator to highlight the cursor position on the screen; the indicator will be visible in many applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Notepad, and in other places such as file explorer, web browser text input fields.

It is important to note that the cursor may not be visible in some fields, such as the address bar in Microsoft Edge or other browsers.

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