How To Customize Cursors On Chromebook?

Here's how to customize your Chromebook cursor for a better experience.

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One of the first things most people do after getting a new smartphone or laptop is to customize it to make the devices truly theirs. When it comes to customizing a Chromebook, they’re not very different from a Windows or macOS machine. Things like changing the wallpaper, adding apps to the dock, changing the color and the size of the cursor, etc., can be easily done on Chromebook.

In this article, let’s look at how to change the cursor on a Chromebook. We’ll cover things like changing the size, color, and speed.

Change the color of the cursor on the Chromebook

1. Open the Settings app on Chromebook.

2. Find and click on the “Accessibility” section and click on “Manage Accessibility features.”

3. Scroll down to the Mouse and touchpad section.

Mouse and touchpad change cursor color

4. Click on the dropdown beside the cursor color option and choose a color.

If you’re looking to change it to white, sadly, there’s no option. However, if you need a white cursor more than anything else, you may try inverting colors on Chromebook. It’s a trippy but fun way to experience Chrome OS.

Change the cursor size on Chromebook

1. To enlarge the cursor, head to Settings > Accessibility > Mouse and touchpad controls.

2. Toggle on the “Show large mouse cursor” option.

3. Once done, you can use the slider to adjust the size of the cursor.

Change the speed of the cursor on Chromebook

1. Go to the Mouse and touchpad controls menu again and click on “Open mouse and touchpad device settings.”

Touchpad speed

2. Use the slider under the “Touchpad speed” option and change it to your liking.

If you’re used to the way things work on Windows and you often use your laptop’s trackpad to navigate, enable reverse scrolling, tap to click, and tap dragging.

And that’s how you can customize the cursor on Chromebook. What are your thoughts about the keyboard and touchpad input on Chromebook? Let us know in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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