Today I learned double-pressing Ctrl can become a powerful Windows 11 shortcut for finding your mouse
Posted On December 20, 2021
Ever lose your mouse cursor? It’s not hard to do when you’ve sitting in front of multiple monitors or perhaps a super-ultrawide or maybe even a monstrous TV — but Microsoft has an amazing keyboard shortcut that can instantly surface your cursor, and I recently found it purely by accident.
I was tapping away on my keyboard when all of a sudden my screens dimmed — except for one tiny disc of light. It turns out I’d accidentally double-pressed Ctrl, which triggers the Find My Mouse feature in Microsoft’s excellent optional PowerToys.
Here’s what that looks like up close:
And here’s a rough idea of what it looks like with my triple-monitor rig: