How to highlight mouse clicks on Windows 10

Cursor is one of the basic tools we use to interact with a desktop operating system. Within a particular app, users may prefer to use keyboard shortcuts but even then, they will occasionally switch to the mouse. Mouse clicks, as an action, are not visually represented in any obvious way. During a demonstration or tutorial of an app or demo, it may be difficult to tell when a user has clicked.

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Emphasize mouse on Windows 10

Some screen recorders have a built-in mouse recognition feature while others do not capture the mouse at all. It really depends on the recording device you are using. Unfortunately, free screen recorders rarely illuminate the mouse which is why it is better to use a special tool for.

PowerToys: Emphasize mouse

PowerToys is a Microsoft-developed tool which is basically a collection of many different but useful tools. PowerToys has a basic remapper tool, a color picker, and a facility for highlighting mouse clicks.

  1. Download and install the latest version of PowerToys from Github.
  2. Open PowerToys and go to its Options.
  3. Select the Mouse resources button.
  4. Turn on the ‘Enable mouse highlighter’ version.
  5. When left click, it will show the mouse with a yellow circle.
  6. When you right-click, it will show the mouse with a blue circle.

To customize the best thing around the cursor when you push;

  1. Expand appearance & behavior.
  2. Select a color for the left side and right click.
  3. Change the opacity of the color.
  4. To adjust the size of the optimum, adjust its radius.
  5. The delay allows you to choose how long the most visible will be visible.

Highlight mouse cursor

If you also want to emphasize the mouse during screen recording or display, you can use native Windows 10 settings to do just that.

  1. Open the Settings app with the keyboard shortcut Win + I.
  2. Go to Ease of access.
  3. Select the Mouse point tab.
  4. Click on the Change color point option.
  5. Choose a color that is easier to see on the desktop.


If a screen recorder has the same type of feature but you do not like how it works or how best to add it, make sure you turn it off before you start recording. Both apps may not work well when both are trying to stress the cursors or the mice. You should also check if your screen recorder is capable of capturing the cursor views. In some rare cases, a screen recording app may not do that and there is little that can be done but get a better alternative device. You can always use OBS with PowerToys to get the job done.

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