How to Turn On Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to turn On or Off text cursor indicator when using Windows 11 to help folks with who can’t see clearly or have some sort of vision impairments. Likewise, increasing the text cursor size might also help in this situation, since both settings can be done from a single windows pane.

Windows 11 comes small blinking text cursor that indicates where in the document you are. The default small size usually isn’t helpful especially for people with poor vision. With the use of wide screens and higher resolutions, it can be difficult to spot the text cursor across bigger areas of the screen, or even double screens. The good this is, Windows allows you to turn on text cursor indicator and increase its size so that you can see it clearly on the screen.

The cursor is that blinking line at the end of what you are typing. When the text cursor indicator is enabled, it makes your text cursor stand out in a sea of text. To help users, the text cursor indicator shows a colored indicator at the top and bottom of the text cursor which makes it extremely easy to see the cursor in large documents.

The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

With all the many features added to Windows 11, nothing dramatically was added to the text indicator settings in Windows 11.

To get started with turning On of Off text indicator in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to enable text cursor indicator in Windows 11

One can turn on or off the text indicator, size and color easily in Windows 11 for any reason. This change could help people with poor vision and those struggling to see small objects on the screen.

Follow the steps below to change the pointer.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accessibility, select Text cursor on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 text indicator

Not only can you enable or disable the text indicator, you can also change the color of the cursor if it’s too small to see on the screen. Adding color and increasing the size will greatly help people with poor vision.

Toggle the button to the On position to enable Text cursor indicator as highlighted below.

windows 11 enable text indicator

To increase the size of the cursor, drag the slider. By default, the mouse pointer is set to 1—the smallest size. You can choose a size from 1 to 5, being very large.

You can also change the color of the text cursor to make it easy to see. Under Recommended colors, choose a color for the cursor that better match your situation.

windows 11 text cursor indicator size

Changes you make here are automatically apply in real-time. Simply exit from the settings pane when you’re done.

windows 11 text cursor live

How to disable text cursor indicator in Windows 11

If you change your mind about the text cursor indicator, simply go and turn it off. To do that, reverse the changes above by going to the Start menu ==> Settings ==> Accessibility ==> Text cursor and toggling the button to turn off the text cursor indicator.

disable text cursor indicator

That’s it!


This post showed you how to turn on the text cursor indicator and increase its size in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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