Disable or enable mouse pointer trails in Windows 8.1, 8 or 10 and customize other mouse options!
To change the mouse pointer trails in Windows 8.1 and 8 use the Mouse Properties option window! (... See Image 1)
The quickest way to open it, is via the Windows 8.1 Control Panel and a click on the Mouse icon!
Or using the keyboard shortcut Windows + R and the command control.exe /name Microsoft.Mouse
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In the Mouse Properties window, click the mouse Pointer options tab and in the group field to enable or disable visibility of the mouse pointer trails in Windows 8.1. (... see Image-1 Arrow-2&3)
You can adjust the length of the mouse track trails (... see Image-1 Arrow-4)
Or hide mouse pointer while typing. (... see Image-1 Arrow-5)
Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key (... see Image-1 Arrow-6)
See also: AlwaysMouseWheel, Mouse wheel over any inactive window. So you save a couple of clicks.
and: ... small portable Windows application that allows you to hide the mouse cursor.
FAQ 177: Updated on: September 25th 2018 00:05