How to Prevent Users From Changing Mouse Pointers

In this article will show you how to enable or disable changing mouse pointers for all users in Windows 11 or Windows 10.

How to Prevent Users From Changing Mouse Pointers

A mouse pointer or mouse cursor is a movable graphical image that is used to control certain elements in a graphical user interface. The pointer echoes movements of the pointing device, commonly a mouse, touchpad, or stylus pen, signals the point where actions of the user take place. A variety of mouse cursors and pointers are available in Windows 11 and 10. Windows makes it easy for you to customize the mouse pointers to your liking.

How to open the Mouse pointer settings

Open the settings. Select Bluetooth & Devices from the options.

Bluetooth & Devices

Select Mouse on the left-hand side pane and then click Additional mouse options on the right.Additional mouse options

In the next window, navigate to the Pointers tab to access the Mouse pointer settings.

Mouse pointer settings

You can change the mouse pointer size and color if you don’t like the default ones. However, an administrator can prevent other standard users from changing mouse pointers. How do you restrict access to the mouse pointer settings?

Disable Changing Mouse Pointers in Windows 11 or 10

Method 1: How to Enable or Disable Mouse Pointers via Double-Click using a .VBE.file

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2- Then simply double-click on the Disable_Changing_Mouse_Pointers.vbe file . Confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted.

3- It will show a pop-up window with the text ”
Changing Mouse Pointers has been disabled”. Just Click ok button.

disable Mouse pointers.

First click will disable Mouse pointers. Second click will enable Mouse pointers.

enable Mouse pointers.

Method 2 : Use the Registry Editor to Disable the Mouse Pointer Settings

Press Win + R to open the Run command dialog box. Type Regedit and press OK to open the Registry Editor.

Now navigate to the following path in the Registry Editor window:


If the Personalization key is missing, you can create it by right-clicking on the Windows key and choosing the New > Key option. Then naming the key as “Personalization“.

Right-click on a blank space on the right-hand side and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the value as NoChangingMousePointers and then press Enter.

Use the Registry Editor to Disable the Mouse Pointer Settings

Double-click on the NoChangingMousePointers value or right-click on it and choose the Modify option. Now change the value data to 1 to disable the Pointers Tab. Finally, restart your PC to save these changes.

You can always enable the Pointers Tab again by changing the value data to 0. You can also simply remove the value to enable it back.

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