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How to Change Chromebook Cursor (Mouse) Color

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Chrome OS will soon get an option to change cursor color. This feature will be introduced as an accessibility feature for Chromebooks.

Update: This feature is now available in the Canary version of Chrome OS.

How to Change Chromebook Cursor Color

To change Chromebook cursor color, you should first enable the the following flag:

Enable cursor colors: Enable experimental feature which allows setting cursor color in Accessibility settings.”

Restart your Chromebook, and now we are ready to change the cursor color.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Click Advanced and then Accessibility.Chrome Browser Accessibility
  3. Click Manage accessibility features.
  4. Under Mouse and touchpad, enable Custom cursor color.
  5. You will now see a new dropdown named “Color”. Select the new cursor color from this dropdown.

Change Cursor Color Flag

The black and white cursor color may not be the best option for all users. As the bug created for this feature says, some users may find the standard black/white cursors harder to see.

Chrome OS is getting ready to fix this by giving users an option to customize the cursor color. According the code change we spotted in the Chromium code repository, this will be added as an experimental feature flag soon.

Enable cursor colors: Enable experimental feature which allows setting cursor color in Accessibility settings.”

As the flag suggests, this is an accessibility feature intended for users who might find it hard to use the current black and white cursor.

Explaining how this is implemented, the bug notes:

“Adds the ability to recolor cursors when cursor compositing is enabled. This transforms greyscale and black pixels in the cursor to a custom color, without impacting white, fully transparent, or color-tinted pixels. That allows us to set a custom color for the black parts of cursors without creating new assets.”

It might take a while for this feature to be available for all the users. We shall update this article when custom cursor colors feature becomes available in Chrome OS for everyone to test.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Source: Gerrit.


31 responses to “How to Change Chromebook Cursor (Mouse) Color”

  1. cayden bauler Avatar
    cayden bauler

    how do i enable the thing to turn colors on

    1. Did you enable the flag?

    2. setting access ability mouse and cursor then scroll down until the cursor color comes the click black default then choose color

    3. WOW Yall are dumb…You have to click the color then click it again! Then you can change the color to custom.

  2. Anonymous Avatar

    I dont have that setting what do i do?

    1. Anonymous Avatar

      i meant to say that i dont have the color setting soooo what do i do about that?

      1. same

      2. i don’t have that color setting so what do i do about then

  3. Please help I dont have that setting on my chromebook.

  4. nether do i

  5. I kjnow how you feel

  6. Not tooooo private Avatar
    Not tooooo private

    Ye I dont have zee same setting

    1. someone u know Avatar
      someone u know

      same

  7. I don’t have that setting on my chromebook so this is supper dissapointing. Not happy 🙁

  8. i don’t have that color setting so what do i do about then

  9. setting access ability mouse and cursor then scroll down until the cursor color comes the click black default then choose color

  10. Thanks know I can prank my friends hehehe.

  11. i don’t have that settings at all is it because i have a school chromebook

    1. me either i dont have it on my school chrome book

      1. You might want to talk to your administrator.

        1. Yes! Mine Worked I am from Rochester Community Schools (RCS) From Michigan!

      2. Ohh Thats Why They Must Have Updated It

  12. I followed the instructions and it worked perfectly

  13. I have a school chromebook and I got it

  14. love it thank you

  15. If you don’t have the correct settings to do this u can’t do it I don’t think. Or at least I couldn’t figure it out.

    1. It worked for me tho.

  16. Emma Finerty Avatar
    Emma Finerty

    Hello! Im an 8th grader, and I found this feauture very fun! Just open settings from where you turn on your wifi, search “cursor” and it should show up! This should be helpful! ^^

    I did reply to some of you, so I hope it helped!

  17. its not there for me

  18. Adelynn Avatar
    Adelynn

    Hi im a 4th grader and my whole class has this except me so I need some help.

  19. CleanseBeam Avatar
    CleanseBeam

    i hava that settings omg i works


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