While releasing new versions of Mac OS, Apple is adding new features to it, but not all users always like those. In the version called El Capitan there was implemented the “Shake To Find Cursor” function, which is annoying to many, and some users even may mistakenly consider this function to be a sign of errors in the system operation. However, it is activated by default. In this article we will tell you how to turn it off, as well as how to enlarge the standard cursor on a Mac, which can be useful for users with poor eyesight.
Table of contents: 1. Why do we need “Shake To Find Cursor” function in Mac OS 2. How to disable the”Shake To Find Cursor” function in Mac OS 3. How to enlarge cursor on a Mac
Why do we need “shake to find cursor” function in Mac os
If you will turn on a computer running Mac OS El Capitan or any version released later, you will notice that the function works when you quickly move the mouse. Cursor on the screen becomes much larger than during normal use. Apple suggests that this way it is more convenient for users to search for a cursor if they don’t see it at once.
But the fact is that if the user is quickly moving the mouse when performing everyday tasks, a regularly enlarging cursor only causes inconvenience. In addition, when working with some programs and games, the “Shake To Find Cursor” function does not turn off, and it may completely interfere with performing some certain actions.
How to disable the “shake to find cursor” function in Mac os
To turn off the “Shake To Find Cursor” function on a MacBook, iMac, or another computer running Mac OS, click on the apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen. You are going to see a menu, and in this menu you need to select “System Preferences” to open the computer settings utility.
Among the available sections, select “Accessibility”. This section contains many unusual functions, including setting the cursor in Mac OS.
In the opened section on the left, switch to the “Display” item to get to the list of parameters for mouse settings. Here uncheck “Shake mouse pointer to locate”.
After that, you can close the settings. You do not need to restart your computer – the changes will take effect immediately.
How to enlarge cursor on a Mac
It is quite easy to enlarge the cursor on a MacBook or any other computer running Mac OS. Instructions are not going to differ much from those we have given above. You need to click on the apple in the upper left corner of the screen, and in the drop-down menu select “System Preferences”.
Now go to the “Accessibility”.
Here at the left switch to the “Display”. To enlarge the cursor, move the slider to the required level in the “Cursor size” menu item.
Please note: As the slider moves, the cursor will immediately be enlarging.