Today I learned double-pressing Ctrl can become a powerful Windows 11 shortcut for finding your mouse

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:

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Find My Mouse in action.

And here’s a rough idea of what it looks like with my triple-monitor rig:

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