You’ll already know that the macOS mouse pointer is black with a white outline by default. It’s a great combination that makes it simple to notice regardless of what’s on-screen. Fortunately, Mac users can change the mouse pointer color to any color they like. If you do not see your mouse or trackpad pointer correctly or want to personalize its appearance, this guide will show you how to change the cursor color on macOS Monterey.
Let’s see why Mac users are tempted to change mouse pointer color. Commonly, there are two main reasons for that. Mainly for accessibility and esthetic reasons. In detail, a user may want to change the cursor color if he is visually impaired and cannot see the mouse’s cursor very clearly, and a user may simply want to personalize by adding some color.
With macOS Monterey, users may simply change the pointer color to something easier to see with their eyes. Apple has provided that feature in the Accessibility pane in System Preferences. Here are the steps on how to change the color of your cursor on mac.
How to change the cursor color on macOS Monterey
- Click in the Menu Bar and open System Preferences.
- Click Accessibility
- Select Display from the Vision section on the left sidebar
- Click on the Pointer tab
- You’ll see two settings here, Pointer Outline Color and Pointer Fill Color. Click each color swatch button next to Pointer Outline Color and Pointer Fill Color to choose any color you like. Click the Reset button to return to the default white and black color.
- Finally, close System Preferences
You can see the cursor color changes in real-time. You can also use the various color buttons and sliders on the small color palette window to select from millions of colors. Apart from that, the same window provides you to change the mouse pointer size on your mac. If desired, you can also increase or decrease the pointer size on macOS Monterey.
The above steps guide you on how to change the color of your cursor on macOS Monterey.