Aug 20 2020 10:53 AM
Aug 20 2020 10:53 AM
Are there any plans for Microsoft to incorporate the ability to highlight a presenter's mouse cursor. A basic yellow halo and possibly have the ability to use "focus" to draw the viewer's attention to a specific area or feature? Maybe even have a function to emulate a laser pointer or some other tool to call attention to specific areas of the screen.
Rather than force the presenter to manually change their cursor through system settings or install some 3rd party software, making this a feature of MS Teams seems like a no brainer.
I did search and wasn't able to find a conversation with this subject. Sorry if this has been discussed before.
Aug 20 2020 11:24 AM
Aug 24 2020 09:21 AM
That's too bad... seems like a basic function that should really have been part of the basic tools within Teams for presentations. It wouldn't be difficult and it's not like it's a new concept as PowerPoint already has pointer highlight features.
I've posted the suggestion to the forum you noted. Unfortunately that type of suggestion site has thousands of entries that tend to get lost.
Appreciate the reply.
Feb 11 2021 10:41 AMSolution
@DavidDoyle There is an free app in the Microsoft store that works:
Link: below, or search for "mouse highlight" in the store.
There is also a more capable version created using AutoHotKey:
Feb 11 2021 10:46 AM
Hi @DavidDoyle Kevin Stratvert (former MSFT employee) did a tutorial on this on YouTube: How to Highlight Mouse Pointer Windows 10 - YouTube
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May 11 2021 09:46 AM - edited May 11 2021 09:47 AM
This was a really helpful link for me. It works! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/find-your-mouse-pointer-fast-dbc1d222-778c-da15-5218-cb8...
May 11 2021 09:59 AM
Thanks for the reply @KerronM
I use the mouse pointer "ping" often as I use three monitors and have a tendency to lose track of where my pointer has gotten off to.
As for presentations, especially with MS Teams, using the "ping" works but only when I happen to remember to click CTRL. A highlighted cursor is visible throughout a presentation or demonstration and much more effective. Again, this seems like a no-brainer for MS to include in Teams.
Jun 16 2021 05:10 AM - edited Jun 17 2021 03:52 AM
I as well do agree with your proposal. This option should be basic offer in Teams.
I often see, that there is big problem with presentig CAD via Teams, when people can not see at what I am pointing.... this makes the discussion hard to lead and to follow.
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