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Display Mouse Pointer Trails (All Windows)

This setting allows you to control whether trails are shown behind the movement of the mouse pointer to increase visibility.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "MouseTrails" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
Value Name: MouseTrails
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0 =default, 1 = enabled)

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Last modified: March 21, 2002