How to Change Your Cursor Color on Chromebook (2022. 2 Easy Methods)

Customization has never been so easy! The perk of owning your own laptop is personalizing every aspect of it to fit your personality. 

Suppose you are thinking of buying a Chromebook for your child. In that case, you can add more depth to the surprise by tweaking its components to suit your child’s preferences before handing it to them. 

Whether it’s customizing your Chromebook’s theme, adding a wallpaper, or opting for a custom cursor for Chrome, it can help liven things up. Especially if the Chromebook is going to be used for school, integrating a colorful aspect can help keep your kid enthusiastic about using their device.

Thankfully, Chromebook devices like the latest Dell Chromebook 11 are suitable for all ages. This touchscreen Chromebook is budget-friendly and highly customizable to fit any age

Simple customization you can make on something a lot of us forget, though consistently on our screen, is customizing your cursor. 

Yeah! That white pointy arrow? It could be a unicorn’s horn, rocketship, or even a lightsaber! Yes, Tom, you can also turn your cursor into a lightsaber at thirty years old.

 

How to Change Mouse Color on Chromebook

Changing your mouse color is easy customization you can make without downloading anything new into your Chromebook. Here’s how you can do just that with Chromebook’s built-in mouse color changer.

  1. On the Bottom Right of your screen, tap on the clock.
  2. Click on the Gear icon to open Settings.
  3. Scroll down until you see the Advanced option.
  4. Scroll down until you can click on Accessibility.
  5. Open Manage Accessibility.
  6. Scroll down to Mouse and Touchpad.
  7. Click on Cursor Color
  8. In the Drop Down Menu, pick the color of your choice.

After picking your color, it should automatically change to your chosen color. A gentle reminder: the cursor might be less defined around the edges after changing colors. 

The softer definition isn’t a big deal. Still, it might bother those who look for crisp lines from everything on their screen, including icons, emojis, and letters.

Colors aren’t all the changes you can make to your cursor. Below we tell you how to take things even further.

 

How to Customize Your Cursor on Chromebook

Currently, you cannot make any further customizations on your Chromebook without extensions. Thankfully, there are loads of customizing extensions you can download. 

Custom Cursor is a fan favorite among Chromebook users. It’s a popular extension for customizing cursors with over two million users. It is also the Editor’s Choice in Chrome’s Web Store. With over five thousand online ratings, Custom Cursor is rated 5/5.

Here’s how you can use it on your Chromebook:

  1. Download Custom Cursor from the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Click on the Extensions Bar to open it.
  3. Click on which Collection you want to choose a cursor from as the hundreds of cursors the extension offers is categorized into different categories: 
    • Starter Cursors
    • Animals
    • Lifestyle
    • Sports
    • Food
    • Jobs
    • Supercars
    • Clothing
    • Travel
    • Minecraft
    • Star Wars
    • Fortnite 
  4. Replace your current cursor by clicking on the Custom Cursor you want.If Custom Cursors offerings don’t interest you, don’t worry. Here’s an option the extension allows you to do:
  5. Upload your own icon to use through the extension.
    • Pick a small image (16×16 or 32×32)
    • Pick an image with a transparent background
    • Pick an image that is in .PNG format or convert it if it isn’t
  6. Customize the Size of your pointer.
    • Extra Small
    • Small
    • Standard
    • Large
    • Extra Large

You can change your cursor to better tailor your taste with all these options. Now, your personality shines through your display the whole time. Whether online, clicking through sites or rearranging your desktop icons, you can’t miss it.

 

FAQ

If you have any hesitations about customization, here are some questions users often encounter.

  • Is it safe to customize your cursor on Chromebook?

Using an extension to customize anything on any device can be risky. If you are downloading an extension, make sure you cross-check it online. Custom Cursor is an extension verified by many reliable sources online. 

Additionally, Chromebook software offers great security features. Devices that feature Chromebook OS have various added security layers that help protect against malware.

The latest 2022 Lenovo Chromebook 3 is backed by AI Processing Unit powerhouse MediaTek. Lenovo’s Chromebook 3 possesses built-in anti-virus software that conducts automatic scans and repairs. 

Chrome also picks up viruses found and immediately addresses the issues before causing serious corruption to your device.

  • What are the signs of a corrupted cursor on a Chromebook?

It’s easy to spot a corrupted cursor. If it’s ghosting (lagging, leaving a trail, teleports), missing pixels (has a chip in it), isn’t responding (despondent, unresponsive, disappears), or jittering, it’s most likely corrupted. 

It could, of course, be issues you are having with your GPU or display, but before you do anything invasive, let’s check the customization on your cursor.

  • How do you fix a corrupted cursor on Chromebook?

First, you can do the usual quick fix for everything and restart your device. If that doesn’t work, move on to your other options below.

Second, try scaling your UI (User Interface) DPI (Dots Per Inch) larger or smaller to check if your current scale is too small or too big and causing any issues.

How to Scale UI/DPI on Chromebook

Right-click on your desktop > Click Display Settings > Press Scale and Layout > Lessen or Heighten Scale Percentage.

A gentle reminder: 

The settings process and/or titles may vary. 

You can read more about Chromebooks and find answers to your questions here.

 

Final Words

We hope this article helped you customize your Chromebook’s cursor. Frankly, it can be hard to take risks integrating extensions on your device. However, there isn’t much room for your worries with Chromebook’s added security features. 

Extensions found on the Chrome Web Store are most likely trustworthy but run your own background check online anyway. Should you ever come across an extension that poses more risk than others, Chromebook OS will most likely weed out viruses for you. 

However, opt for reliable extensions instead of less reputable ones. While Chromebook will protect you from viruses, it can’t heighten the quality of the cursors these sketchy extensions offer. 

Now that you know what to and what not to do – customize and accessorize away!