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Highlight Cursor During Presentations

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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.

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Best Response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)
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@DavidDoyle 

 

Hi, I'm certainly not aware of such a feature on the roadmap.  If it's something you would like Microsoft to consider adding to Teams then you may create a Uservoice to request this feature at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/

Thanks @PeterRising 

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.

@DavidDoyle There is an free app in the Microsoft store that works:

Link: below, or search for "mouse highlight" in the store.

 https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/p/mouse-pointer-highlight/9p7sb9s4rq7z

 

There is also a more capable version created using AutoHotKey:

Online Teaching - Boisvert lab (google.com)

 

 

 

Hi @DavidDoyle   Kevin Stratvert (former MSFT employee) did a tutorial on this on YouTube: How to Highlight Mouse Pointer Windows 10 - YouTube