Find the Mouse Pointer

When working on my laptop, especially with a second monitor plugged in, it’s sometimes hard to find the mouse pointer. Too often, this happens in the middle of a meeting, while I’m trying to demonstrate something to a client.
To make the pointer easier to find, you can use one of the built in features:

  1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar, and click on Control Panel
  2. Double-click on the Mousecontrol, to open the Mouse Properties dialog box
  3. Click on the Pointer Options tab
  4. Add a check mark to Show Location of Pointer When I Press the CTRL Key
  5. Click OK
  6. Close the Control Panel window.

The next time you lose the pointer, press the Ctrl key, and circles will flash on the screen, showing its location.