4 Easy Fixes for When Your Mouse Cursor Turns White in Google Docs or Word

Have you ever experienced the frustration of your mouse cursor turning white while using Google Docs or Microsoft Word? It can make it difficult to see and navigate your cursor, making typing and editing a challenge. But don't worry, we've got you covered with these simple fixes.

Change Text Select Settings for Mouse

When your mouse cursor turns white in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, it can be frustrating to work with. Follow these steps to fix the issue:

  1. Press Windows+I keys on your keyboard to open Settings.
  2. Search for and open Mouse Settings from the search bar in the upper left corner.
  3. Click on Additional mouse settings under the Related settings menu.
  4. A pop-up will open. Under the Pointers tab, select the Text Select option from the list, and click on the Browse button at the bottom.
  5. Find Beam_r in the list and double-click on it to select it.
  6. Click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

Now, open Word or Google Docs and check if the cursor still turns white. If not, the issue is resolved. If it does, try the following fixes.

Show Pointer When Ctrl Key Is Pressed to Find It Quickly

If you're having trouble finding your mouse pointer, even when it's not turning white, this handy trick can help:

  1. Go back to Settings > Mouse Settings > Additional mouse settings.
  2. Click on the Pointer Options tab.
  3. Enable the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key option.

Now, whenever you press the left Ctrl or control key on your keyboard, your mouse pointer will be highlighted, making it easier to find.

Disable Hide Pointer While Typing Option

Sometimes, the mouse cursor is not turning white but is hidden from view when you open Microsoft Word or Google Docs. To fix this:

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse Settings > Additional mouse settings.
  2. Under the Pointer Options tab, uncheck the Hide pointer while typing option.

Now, your mouse cursor will remain visible while you're typing, making it easier to track.

Change Mouse Pointer Scheme

If none of the above fixes work, you can try changing the mouse pointer scheme:

  1. From Settings > Mouse Settings > Additional mouse settings > Pointer tab, select the Windows Black (system scheme).
  2. Apply the changes and check if the cursor still turns white.

By changing the mouse pointer scheme, you may find a solution to the issue.

Remember, these fixes are aimed at resolving system settings that may cause your mouse cursor to turn white in text editors like Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Give them a try and see which one works best for you. Happy typing!