Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger): Enlarged mouse pointer not pretty

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
May 2nd, 2005 • 4:44 am

In Tiger, the Universal Access preference pane has a setting for increasing the cursor size, i.e. the size of the mouse pointer. It’s a setting that could be useful even for non-disabled people who have very large screens. It is, after all, rather easy to lose track of the small mouse pointer on a huge screen such as Apple’s 30-inch flat panel display.

Unfortunately, the pointer enlargement feature is not particularly Mac OS X-like. When you increase the size of the mouse pointer, instead of a nice looking Mac OS X-like icon, you simply get an enlarged version of the original pointer, with the ugly look of a blown-up bitmap picture.

I suppose that the feature will be useful to some disabled people, but I am afraid that, for me, the look of this enlarged pointer is just too un-Mac OS X-like. So I guess I am going to stick with the original cursor size, even though I do sometimes lose track of it on my dual monitor setup.

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