Guide to Adjusting Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10

Apr. 02, 2024 / Updated by Seraphina to Windows 10

Mouse, as an external input device of computers, can be used to position the cursor on the screen and manipulate screen elements by clicking buttons and scrolling wheels. Adjusting the mouse sensitivity in the Windows 10 operating system can help users achieve a better user experience, especially when performing precise work or gaming. But how to adjust the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10? Here is a guide on how to adjust the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10.


1. Understanding Mouse Sensitivity:

Mouse sensitivity, also known as DPI (dots per inch), determines how far the mouse moves and the speed at which the cursor moves on the screen. Proper sensitivity settings can improve work efficiency and gaming experience. In Windows 10, this setting allows users to adjust the mouse response speed according to their personal habits and needs.

2. Opening Mouse Settings:

  • Click the "Start" menu in the lower-left corner of the desktop.

  • Select "Settings" (the gear-shaped icon).

  • In the Settings window, select "Devices".

  • In the left menu, choose "Mouse".


3. Adjusting Mouse Sensitivity:

  • On the mouse settings page, find "Additional mouse options" and click on it.

  • In the popped-up "Mouse Properties" window, switch to the "Pointer Options" tab.

  • In the "Motion" section, you will see a slider. Adjust the "Select a pointer speed" by dragging the slider.

  • If more precise control is needed, you can check the "Enhance pointer precision" option.


4. Testing the New Sensitivity Settings:

After adjusting, close the Settings window and test the mouse response speed in different applications. If there is no response, it may be due to the need to install updates for the mouse driver. You can use "Driver Talent" to scan and install drivers to troubleshoot device problems.

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For some professional or gaming mice, manufacturers may provide dedicated software to adjust sensitivity and other settings. These software usually offer more customization options, including DPI settings and macro commands.

5. Notes:

When adjusting mouse sensitivity, consider your screen resolution. Higher resolution screens may require higher sensitivity.

If your mouse has a DPI switch button, you can quickly switch between different sensitivity settings using it.

In games, adjusting mouse sensitivity may affect the gaming experience. It is recommended to adjust it in the game settings.

Above is the guide on how to adjust mouse sensitivity in Windows 10. Hope it helps. If you encounter driver-related issues such as network cardsgraphics cardsBluetoothsound cards, etc., you can download "Driver Talent" for diagnosis and repair. Driver Talent supports driver downloadsinstallationsbackups, and more, allowing flexible installation of drivers.

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