How to Prevent Users from Changing the Mouse Pointer

You can prevent users from changing the mouse pointer in Windows 10.

There are two ways to accomplish this task. Choose the one you prefer.

Remember that the following methods will remove the Pointers tab from the Mouse Properties so the user cannot change the mouse pointer. Let’s begin.

Method #1

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization.

Then double-click “Prevent changing mouse pointers” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: In order to allow it, follow the above steps but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #2

Launch Windows 10 Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before continuing.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Personalization.

You’ll need to create a Personalization key if you don’t see it. Here’s how you do it: Right-click the Windows and select New > Key. Then, provide Personalization and hit Enter.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter NoChangingMousePointers as a name and then press the Enter key.

Double-click it and enter 1 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s it.

Note: If you want to allow it, follow the above steps but replace the 1 with 0 or remove the DWORD you created above.