Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows  

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows

    How to Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows
    Published by Category: General Tips
    05 Nov 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows


    If your pointer is moving too slow or fast for you, then you can easily select a pointer speed you want instead.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse pointer or cursor speed for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Settings


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 18963 and higher.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

    2 Click/tap on Mouse on the left side, and adjust the Cursor speed slider left (slower) or right (faster) to the speed you want. (see screenshot below)

    Hovering the pointer over the slider will display the cursor speed level (1 to 20). The default cursor speed is level 10.


    3 You can now close settings if you like.

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows-mouse_cursor_speed_in_settings.png






    OPTION TWO

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Control Panel


    1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Mouse icon.


    2 Click/tap on the Pointer Options tab, adjust the Select a pointer speed slider for how slow or fast you want it, and click/tap on OK.

    The slider position in the screenshot below is the default setting.

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows-select_pointer_speed.png






    OPTION THREE

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Registry Editor


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows-pointer_speed_registry-1.png

    3 In the right pane of the Mouse key, double click/tap on the MouseSensitivity string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Type a number between 1 (slow) to 20 (fast) for the pointer speed you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    10 is the default pointer speed.

    Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows-pointer_speed_registry-2.png

    5 Close Registry Editor when finished.

    6 Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 61,917
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       #1

    Tutorial updated to add option 1 for a new Settings option in Windows 10 build 18963.
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  2. Posts : 260
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #2

    Brink, if you don't mind me asking. i noticed your settings for the following keys

    Mouse sensitivity
    Mouse Speed
    Mouse Threshold1
    Mouse Threshold2

    are different then mine, are those settings that should be changed also?
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 61,917
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    smirk24 said:
    Brink, if you don't mind me asking. i noticed your settings for the following keys

    Mouse sensitivity
    Mouse Speed
    Mouse Threshold1
    Mouse Threshold2

    are different then mine, are those settings that should be changed also?
    Hello Christopher,

    It's normal for these values to vary per system and device based on what is set for them by default or user.

    The tutorial below is for the MouseSpeed, MouseThreshold1, and MouseThreshold2 string values.

    Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision in Windows
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  4. Posts : 260
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #4

    Brink said:
    Hello Christopher,

    It's normal for these values to vary per system and device based on what is set for them by default or user.

    The tutorial below is for the MouseSpeed, MouseThreshold1, and MouseThreshold2 string values.

    Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision in Windows
    Oh okay thank you Brink
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  5. Posts : 61,917
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    smirk24 said:
    Oh okay thank you Brink
    You're most welcome.
      My Computers


 

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