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|Click on Start|
|In the Search box, type the word mouse|
|In the results at the top of the window, click on Mouse|
|Click on the tab called Pointer Options|
|Place a check mark in the box called Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key|
Next time you lose track of your cursor, press the control key, and you’ll see animated concentric circles around the cursor location. Here’s a brief screencast so you can see what I mean.
Find the missing mouse cursor
What is Windows Mobility Center?
Mobility Center is a great little utility that you already have if you are running Windows 7 Home Premium or better (or even Vista Home Premium or better) on your laptop. If you are mystified by the blue pictures of things on the top row of your keys, Mobility Center is for you. It provides ready access to the most useful settings on your laptop without forcing you to use key combinations.
The only key combination you need to remember is “Windows Key + X” (Press the Windows and the X key at the same time). The Mobility Center presents you with a “tiles” for controlling screen brightness, volume, switching your wireless connection off and on, and lets you see the battery status. Sometimes there are tiles for external displays and presentation settings. Not all computers can do all functions, and some computer manufacturers replace the generic Mobility Center with their own branded one.
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You’ll find more information about the Windows 7
here. Vista users go
If you have a Vista or Windows 7 laptop, try out the Mobility Center and
see what you think.
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