Sometimes it is not easy to see the mouse pointer, but there is an easy way to make it bigger. You can even change it to black or white, whichever you see more clearly. Here's how.

If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, it is easy to change your mouse pointer. Just right-click your mouse on an empty area on the Desktop. Then select Personalize from the drop-down menu. In Vista, click Mouse Pointers. In Windows 7 choose Change Mouse Pointers from the left side of the screen. On the Pointers tab you can change the scheme to anything you like. Then click OK to exit. Feel free to play with this. You can always go back to your original setup by returning to this page and choosing Use Default.

Although it is much easier to change your mouse pointer in Vista or Windows 7, you can also do this if you are still using Windows XP. Just click on Start and choose Control Panel. Then choose Mouse. On the Pointer tab, you can change the pointer.