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How to disable the giant cursor in MacOS and OS X

  • by Nate (16)
  • 2 minutes

By default, the cursor in MacOS and OS X gets really big when you shake the mouse or when you move it too quickly. This feature allows you to find your cursor by shaking the mouse but mostly it's just distracting.

This short guide will show you how to disable the giant cursor.


Open Accessibility settings

Open System Preferences and click on Accessibility.


Select Display and disable the feature

Select Display in the sidebar and uncheck Shake mouse pointer to locate. Close system preferences and you're good to go!