How to Prevent Users from Changing Mouse Pointer

You can prevent users from changing the mouse pointer in Windows 11. You can do this task in two ways. Choose the one you prefer.

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

How to Prevent Users from Changing Mouse Pointer using Local Group Policy Editor

Here are the steps:

Launch local group policy editor.

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

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

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

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

See: How to Prevent Users from Deleting Printers

How to Prevent Users from Changing Mouse Pointer using Registry Editor

Launch Windows 11 Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before continuing.

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

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

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

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter NoChangingMousePointers as a name and 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.

I hope this guide, “How to Prevent Users from Changing Mouse Pointer,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.