Mouse cursor too small? Want to make it easier to view and use? In this lesson you will learn how to change the mouse size, add a shadow, add a mouse trail, and other helpful mouse configurations.
- [Instructor] In this lesson we're going to cover…how to change your mouse properties.…This can be valuable if you like to…adjust the double-click speed,…enlarge the size of the mouse,…add contrast, shadows, and more.…Let's start by going to the mouse properties…in the Control Panel.…First, let's right-click on the Start menu…and choose Control Panel.…Next, let's click on the Mouse option…to go to your mouse settings.…Notice there are several tabs to choose from…to change the varying properties of your mouse.…Let's start with Buttons.…This first option pertains to changing…the primary button from left to right.…
If you are left-handed, changing this option…may be an advantage to you.…The double-click speed options…is good for those with some challenges in double-clicking.…You can change the speed…of how fast you need to double-click…by dragging the slide ruler…to the appropriate speed for you from slow to fast.…Additionally, you can test it out…by clicking on the little folder icon…to see if this view is appropriate before committing.…
Technology trainer David Casuto explains basic Windows conventions, and explores how to best resize and manage windows, change the way your mouse behaves, and customize the desktop, including the taskbar and Start menu. Need help finding files and applications? Learn how to search more effectively using the File Explorer and Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant. If you have visual or audio impairments, Window's accessibility features are a great tool. Learn how to use the Ease of Access options (like the Magnifier and closed captioning) to make Windows more user friendly. Last but not least, David shows how to save time with some helpful keyboard shortcuts. Windows is a powerful platform; with these tips, you'll find it even easier to use.
- Personalizing your desktop
- Managing windows
- Changing mouse properties
- Searching for files, folders, and apps
- Using the File Explorer
- Using accessibility features
- Using keyboard shortcuts