When you are displaying notation software for others, such as in a classroom situation, or if you are creating a screencast (video) about notation software, a mouse pointer can be extremely helpful.
There are several options for Mac and Windows computers which include:
If you are using Windows 7 or later you can make adjustments to the mouse which includes enlarging it for display purposes.
- Adjusting the mouse in Windows 7: http://www.wikihow.com/Adjust-a-Mouse-in-Windows-7
- Windows 8: http://www.wikihow.com/Change-Mouse-Settings-in-Windows-8
- Windows 10: http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-change-mouse-pointer-size-and-color-windows-10
There are also mouse pointers you can download for free and for a fee. These have more options for customizing the look of the mouse for your presentations.
Pointer Focus ($9.95)
Presentation Pointer by Softpedia ($29.95)
Presentation Pointer (Free)
For Mac, there are also several options that include free and for a fee. Mouse Pointer works well, as does OmniDazzle.
Mouse Pointer (Free) See the above graphic and the video, below.
Video of me using Mouse Pointer on my Mac in a demo video. This is one of the videos from my Berklee Online Course Music Notation using Sibelius.