Microsoft has always been about releasing features that help users of all kinds. From providing the settings to change the size of desktop icons to a feature that leaves a trail behind the mouse pointer’s path, you name it. The latter, although developed for LCD monitors with slow response time, is still available on modern LCD screens. The objective, however, has slightly changed. Now it aims to assist users with visual impairments in seeing and tracking the movement of the mouse pointer. While some users may have difficulty finding the cursor, especially for a busy desktop background, others may consider it an annoying feature that diverts their focus. Luckily, Microsoft allows you to both enable or disable the mouth pointer trails on Windows 11. If you’re unsure how to do it on your own, simply read this guide. We’ve covered all the different ways you can do it, so pick the one that seems more convenient for you. So, let’s get started!

1. Enable or Disable Mouse Pointer Trails From the Settings App.

When wanting to change the features on your PC, the Windows Settings app is the first place you should consider looking. It provides organized tabs and sections, so searching for the desired settings becomes as easy as a piece of cake. If you want to enable the mouse pointer trails, here’s what you need to do: Now, you should be able to see the pointer trails. If not, consider waiting a few minutes or restarting your PC, as the settings may not have been successfully updated on the system. If you want to disable the mouse pointer trails on Windows 11, follow these steps instead:

2. Enable or Disable Mouse Pointer Trails From the Control Panel.

If, for some reason, you were unable to access the mouse pointer settings from Windows Settings, or you simply don’t prefer the app, don’t worry. You can also head over to the Control Panel to perform the task.  As difficult as it may appear to be, using the Control Panel to modify your computer’s settings is really simple. Not only is the user interface friendly, but accessing the mouse pointer settings requires just a few clicks. Follow the steps below to enable the pointer trails on Windows 11: Now to disable the mouse pointer trails from the Control Panel, here’s what you need to do:

3. Enable or Disable Mouse Pointer Trails From Registry Editor.

Apart from Windows Settings and Control Panel, the Windows Registry is also used to store low-level settings of your PC. You’ll need to access the Registry Editor to make changes to it.  You can also use it to enable or disable mouse pointer trails on Windows 11. While doing it, you must pay close attention to the steps, as any mistake can damage the entire system. We also recommend creating a Back Up of the Registry as a precautionary measure. Below are the steps you need to follow: Depending on whether you want to enable or disable mouse pointer trails, perform the following steps. To Enable: To Disable: In case the changes are not applied, restart the computer. That was it! You’ve made it to the end of our guide on how to enable or disable mouse printer trails on Windows 11. If you have more questions or tips for other readers, feel free to add a comment down below.  If this guide helped you, please share it. 😊