Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 10

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How to Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 10

When you start typing some text in Notepad, Word or in other text editor, your cursor turns into a blinking line. Due to this, some users have an issue finding the text cursor in the middle of a large amount of text, during a presentation, or on the screen in an educational setting. The new Text cursor indicator will help you see and find the text cursor wherever you are at any time.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18945, you can enable the new Text cursor indicator that will help you see and find the text cursor wherever you are at any time. You can select from a range of sizes for the text cursor indicator and make it a color easy for you to see. Or, personalize the color of your text cursor indicator to your personal preference.

Windows 10 now allows enabling or disabling the Text Cursor indicator. This can be done with either Settings or a Registry tweak. Today we will review both methods.

To Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 10,

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Ease of access -> Text Cursor.
  3. On the right, see the Use text cursor indicator section.
  4. Turn on or off (default) the option Turn on text cursor indicator.

You are done. When enabled, it looks as follows.

Alternatively, you can enable or disable with feature with a Registry tweak.

Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator with a Registry Tweak

  1. Download the following ZIP archive: Download ZIP archive.
  2. Extract its contents to any folder. You can place the files directly to the Desktop.
  3. Unblock the files.
  4. Double click on the Enable Text Cursor Indicator.reg to merge it. This will enable the feature.
  5. To disable the feature, use the provided file Disable Text Cursor Indicator.reg.

You are done!

How it works

The Registry files above modify the Registry branch:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]

Tip: See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

There, you need to set the Configuration string value to

  • (blank) = disable
  • cursorindicator = turn on the text cursor indicator.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 10”

  1. after changed by regedit, I need to restart some service?
    Changes are not immediatelly as in GUI, please help me I need to edit via command line

    1. Hi,
      To apply the change, you need to sign out from your user account and sign in back.
      This will make Windows 10 to read the changed values.

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