You can change the color of your macOS cursor and outline in Monterey

The new version of macOS offers two new cursor-based accessibility tools.

In macOS Monterey, Apple’s making it possible to change the look of the cursor on Mac. For example, you can change the outline and fill the color in just a few steps. By doing so, it’s easier to recognize when it moves or changes to an insertion point, crosshair, hand, or other shapes.

Here’s how to customize your cursor on macOS Monterey. The update, which arrives this fall, works with all of the best Macs.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas. While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That’s why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release.

How to change the cursor outline

To customize your cursor on macOS Monterey by changing the outline color:

  1. Go into System Preferences.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Select Display on the left side menu.

  4. Choose the Pointer tab.
  5. Click on the Pointer Outline Color box.
  6. Make your color selection, then select the red button at the top left to close the Pointer Outline Color box.

How to change the cursor color

To customize your cursor on macOS Monterey by changing its color:

  1. Go into System Preferences.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Select Display on the left side menu.

  4. Choose the Pointer tab.
  5. Click on the Pointer Fill Color.
  6. Make your color selection, then select the red button at the top left to close the Pointer Fill Color box.

Change back to the default settings

You can always change the colors of your macOS cursor back to the default:

  1. Go into System Preferences.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Select Display on the left side menu.

  4. Choose the Pointer tab.
  5. Click the reset button to go back to the default colors.

Questions?

Let us know if you have questions about macOS Monterey in the comments below.

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