Mac PCs are getting smaller and their high-resolution display becoming more dominant on modern Macs. The cursor or mouse pointer on your mac is getting smaller and smaller, depending on which Mac you have, you may want to increase or decrease the size of the cursor.

If you have bad eyesight, you’ll probably want to make your Mac cursor a lot bigger than it is. Since Mac cursors are already small, making them bigger is more preferable than making them smaller.

1. Open System Preferences. You can do this by clicking the Apple menu > System Preferences.


2. Click Accessibility. In System Preferences, you’ll see a list of options that are all grouped together. You’ll even see a Mouse and Trackpad option. Make sure not to click these and to select Accessibility.


3. Click Display. You’ll see this in the left-hand column under Display.

4. Drag the Cursor size slider to the right (bigger) or to the left (smaller). When the slider is all the way to the left, this is the normal size of your cursor and this is the one you’ve been using to navigate your Mac.

So, changing the position of the slider is only going to make your cursor size bigger because, by default, it’s are its smallest.

shake mouse pointer to location

Underneath the slider, there’s an option to Shake the mouse pointer to the location. With this feature enabled, when you quickly move the mouse pointer back and forth, it makes the cursor look bigger because it shakes quickly. This makes it easier to spot the cursor on your Mac because it only enlarges when you’re moving it to when you want to click.

To enable this, under the Cursor size slider: click the checkmark in the box to enable the feature. You can test it out by moving the cursor back and forth and you’ll notice that it appears larger.