How to Change Your Cursor on a Chromebook

Changing the cursor on your computer may not be the craze it used to be, but it’s still a great way to spice up your computer. Chromebooks also have this functionality, with some built-in cursor customization and more with third-party apps. Here’s how to change your cursor on a Chromebook.

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To change your cursor on a Chromebook, go to Settings -> Advanced -> Accessibility -> Manage accessibility settings -> Mouse and touchpad. Alternatively, you can install the Custom Cursor for Chrome extension and choose a custom cursor.


How to officially change the cursor on a Chromebook

Open the Settings app on your Chromebook. Click Advanced in the left navigation pane, then Accessibility. In the right pane, click Manage accessibility settings.

Accessibility settings for Chromebooks

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Scroll down to Mouse and touchpad. To change the cursor color, click the drop-down menu next to Cursor color and click the desired color.

Chromebook Change Cursor Color

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To change the size of the cursor, click the switch next to Show large mouse cursor. A slider will appear below, labeled Adjust cursor size. Move the slider to change the size of your cursor.

Change Chromebook Cursor Size

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You can also enable the options to highlight the cursor and set it to click automatically when it stops. That’s about the limit of cosmetic tweaks you can get on your Chromebook cursor using the official method.

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Using a third-party app for custom cursors on a Chromebook

If you like a little more flair, don’t worry, there’s an app for that. With a Google Chrome extension called Custom Cursor for Chrome, you can get a whole range of different cursors on your Chromebook. Click the Add to Chrome button.

Custom Cursor for Chromebook Chrome Web Store

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Click the Add Extension button.

Chromebook Custom Cursor Add Chrome Web Store Extension

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The extension appears in the Google Chrome address bar with a cursor logo. Click it to open. If the extension is not visible, you can find it by clicking the Extensions button that looks like a puzzle piece.

You can choose the desired cursor from the list of popular cursors by clicking on the desired cursor. Or click the More cursors button to move through the entire collection. Alternatively, Custom Cursor for Chrome also allows you to upload your own cursor.

Chromebook Cursor List Custom Cursor

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You can also change the size of the custom cursor using the cursor size button at the top of the extension and revert to the default cursor by clicking the power button at the top of the extension.

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