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My machine has two large screens, and I often find myself editing high-res pictures with a tiny cross-hair cursor that allows me to easily see the image content around the pixel I am editing.

However, sometimes I need to quickly know where my cursor is, and because my cursor is so small, just moving the cursor is not enough for me to find it on my screen.

I would love to have a keyboard shortcut that highlights or changes the cursor size *temporarily* so that I can quickly see where my cursor is on the screen.

I'm mostly interested in solutions for Windows 7.

Any suggestions?


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Which OS are we talking here? – Majenko Apr 10 '11 at 19:01
Thanks @Matt, I was just updating the post to specify the OS. – Amelio Vazquez-Reina Apr 10 '11 at 19:01
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You should check the Mouse Properties in the Windows Control Panel:

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The "Show location of pointer when I press the Ctrl key" is functionality Windows has had built in for some considerable time now.

Turn that on, press "Apply", and then tap the Ctrl key and you will immediately know where your cursor is.

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Awesome. Thanks! – Amelio Vazquez-Reina Apr 10 '11 at 19:21

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