There is an easy solution to this big cursor. You have somehow enlarged the cursor, which is good. But you haven’t enlarged the rest of the screen. So the larger cursor hides important info. You need to enlarge everything on the screen, not just the cursor. To do this, do the following –
- Click the Apple logo in the far NW part of the screen.
- The drop menu that results lets you choose System Preferences.
- In the prefs window, go to the bottom row and click the Accessibility icon.
- In the new window, left column, scroll to and click Zoom.
- The right panel lets you turn zoom on by clicking the first button. Do that. The button becomes blue with a checkmark.
- Look at the various keyboard shortcuts. I use Alt-Command, then press the “equal” key which has both an equal sign and a plus sign on it. The plus sign makes zoom easy to remember.
- To use it in any app or even on your desktop or inside a folder, put the cursor anywhere on the area, then press Alt-Cmd-equal key. You can do this more than once to zoom in even further. You can also fine tune the zoom steps in the Zoom panel.
Now you’ve turned on the zoom function and it will be there until you turn it off, (why would you?). It will always be there for you, in any app, on the desktop (finder), in an open folder.
One tip: when scrolling vertically, use your mouse and scroll bars or mouse scroll wheel, as usual. To move sideways, bump the cursor on either right or left window border.
I use this zooming technique in many apps, including Acorn. I’d be lost without it! And I have never had the problem you are having right now. The nice feature of this zoom function is you can go back to regular view with Alt-Cmd-hyphen key. It’s a beautiful thing!
Hope this helps!