Considerations When Using Enlarged Windows Mouse Pointer When Capturing

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Just sharing a FYI ...

A major automatic Windows update yesterday [took 90 minutes] bumped me to Win 10 Pro 1909

On resetting certain values [Settings/Ease of Access] I noted that there was now much greater control over mouse pointer size and cursor thickness

I work on a 24" monitor at 1920x1080, and the standard pointer/cursor can be very difficult to follow, especially in a busy app UI

So by setting the pointer size to 7 and cursor thickness to 4, I now have a nice fat pointer to work with

However, I've found that using Recorder when these settings are active gives undesirable results as the cursor is not sharp compared to enlarging the standard sized cursor [in Camtasia properties]

I've found that it's best to reset pointer size back to 1 [default] in Settings, before doing any capturing; then I reset it when finished

I've pinned Settings to my task bar to make this easier

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Thanks for the info Kayakman !!
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Thanks for the heads-up Kayakman.
As I mentioned elsewhere, I've saved untold hours of post-production editing of other speakers' lectures by having them use my Logitech Presentation Remote instead of their handy laser pointers. I record their PowerPoint presentation on my laptop, using this remote, and the "laser pointer" is actually on-screen and gets recorded real-time. The remote also has highlighting (dark surround) and "spot" at the end of the arrow, all adjustable size, and the darn thing charges in a minute to be sufficient for 3 hours of lectures.
This is not a paid promotion, just me babbling on about a toy that really makes my life easier.
Then I don't have to worry about pointer size and cursor thickness, K-Man!