How to Disable the Big Mouse Pointer on Mac

  Matt Cone       January 15, 2021      Tutorials Mac


By default, all Macs come with the Shake mouse pointer to locate feature enabled. This feature is designed to help you locate the mouse pointer on your screen quickly by making it big when you shake the mouse or move the pointer quickly with the trackpad. Some people find this feature distracting during presentations and day-to-day use. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to disable the big mouse pointer on your Mac.

Here’s how to disable the big mouse pointer on your Mac:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

  2. Click Accessibility.

  3. Click Display.

  4. Click the Cursor tab.

  5. Deselect the Shake mouse pointer to locate checkbox, as shown below.

    Disable big mouse pointer on Mac

You’ve successfully disabled the big mouse pointer on your Mac. From now on, when you shake the mouse or move the pointer quickly with the trackpad, it’ll stay the same size.

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