How to Get Cursor or Crosshair for Windows 11/10

In this article, we explain how to get a crosshair and how to make a crosshair appear for your mouse pointer in Windows 11/10. Generally, Windows 11/10 uses a crosshair cursor for precision selection. However, you can use it for regular purposes with the help of this guide.

There are two ways to get crosshair cursors for Windows 11 and Windows 10. First, you can use the Mouse Properties panel. Second, you can use PowerToys. If you want to change only the mouse pointer, you can use the built-in settings. But if you want to enable or disable the crosshair cursor using a hotkey, get more customization options, you can use Microsoft PowerToys.

How to Get Crosshair Cursor for Windows 11

To get Crosshair Cursor for Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. hurry Win + I to open Windows Settings.
  2. Go to Bluetooth and devices > Mouse .
  3. Click on Additional mouse settings .
  4. Go to Pointers tab.
  5. Select Normal Selection > Browse .
  6. Choose the crosshair mouse pointer and click Open .
  7. Click the okay button.

First, you need to open Windows Settings panel by pressing Win + I . Then go to Bluetooth and devices and click on the Mouse settings. Here you can find the Additional mouse settings setting. You need to click on it to open the the Mouse Properties panel.

Once open, switch to the Pointers tab and click on the Normal Selection option. Then click on the Browse button.

Then you need to select a crosshair cursor you like and click the Open button.

How to Get Crosshair Cursor for Windows

Once selected, click the OK button to save the change.

Enable Mouse Pointer Crosshair in Windows 11

To enable Mouse Pointer Crosshair in Windows 11 using PowerToys, follow these steps:

  1. Open PowerToys on your computer.
  2. Switch to the Mouse Utilities tab.
  3. Toggle the Enable Mouse Pointer Crosshairs button.
  4. press Ctrl+Alt+P to open the crosshair cursor.
Let's see these steps in detail.

First, you need to open PowerToys on your computer. If you haven't already installed it, follow this guide to install PowerToys on Windows.

Once installed, open PowerToys and switch to the Mouse Utilities tab. Here you will find a section called Mouse Pointer Crosshairs . You need to find the Enable Mouse Pointer Crosshairs option and toggle the corresponding button to enable it.

Enable Mouse Pointer Crosshair in Windows 11

Then press Ctrl+Alt+P to open the crosshair cursor on your screen.

As mentioned earlier, there are tons of customization options available in PowerToys. For example, you can change the color, opacity, center radius, thickness, border color, border size, etc.

How to get a cross cursor in Windows 11?

Currently, no built-in cross cursor is available in Windows 11 or Windows 10. However, it is possible to grab new cursor designs from external sources. If you download such file then you can load this cross cursor on your Windows 11/10 PC. FYI, you need to use the Mouse Properties panel to do the job.

How do I create my cursor crosshairs in Windows 11/10?

To get your cursor to cross in Windows 11/10, you need to follow the aforementioned guide. There are two methods you can follow to get the job done. However, if you want to use a crosshair cursor only on demand, you can use the PowerToys method. To do this, you can press Ctrl+Alt+P to bring up the cross-shaped cursor on your screen.

How do I make my cursor a crosshair?

To make your cursor a crosshair, you can follow the first method in this article. That said, you can first open the Mouse Properties panel and navigate to the Pointers tab. Next, select the Normal Selection option, click the Browse , and choose a crosshair cursor. Finally, click the OK button to save the change.

That's all! I hope this guide has helped.