Mouse Sensitivity Changes Randomly on Windows 11 10

Mar. 07, 2023 / Updated by Renata to Windows 11

Many users have complained that their mouse sensitivity would change automatically, which make the mouse move faster or slower than usual. This issue arises due to two main reasons: one is hardware device problems and the other one is Windows system problems.

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Solution1. Check hardware statue

Solution2. Change Mouse Settings

Solution3. Update driver

Solution4. Disable Enhance Pointer Precision

Solution5. Run Troubleshooters

For all of these solutions worked for different computers, you’d better try these solutions one by one until you fix the mouse sensitivity changed issue.

Solution1. Check hardware statue

To solve a problem, a better way is to solve them from easy to simple. The easiest way to troubleshoot the problem is to check for broken hardware:

1. Check for the mouse

Replace another mouse and see if the new one used normally. If the new mouse work normally, then you should replace the mouse. If not, please check the next way.

2. Plug the mouse to another USB port

Before you plug the mouse to another USB port, you’d better wide it clear. If plugging the mouse to another USB port, and the mouse sensitivity still changed automatically, it may be something wrong with the computer system.

You can continue to try next solution.

Solution2. Change Mouse Settings

You can change your mouse settings and customize aspects.

For Windows 11 system:

1. Press WIN+I together and open Setting

2. On the searching column, input mouse settings and enter(or you can choose Bluetooth & devices, and then click on mouse option,

For Windows 2

1. Press Windows Key + I to open up Windows Settings.

2. Click on Devices.

3. Inside the Devices window, click on the Mouse tab in the left pane.

In the right pane are the options where you can change the mouse settings: change the scroll wheel and mouse pointer speed. If you need to access other mouse settings, you can click on the "Additional mouse settings" option. It will open a new window with more mouse customization options.

Solution3. Update driver

What is drivers: A driver is a software that allows your computer to communicate with hardware devices. Without drivers, the devices you connect to your computer—for example, a mouse or external hard drive—won't work properly.

Why drivers should update: Maybe due to the old driver, the corresponding driver is not automatically updated when the system is updated.

Therefore, the original driver cannot match the updated system and hardware devices. This makes some external devices unusable. At this time, you can try to update the driver to reconnect the computer and hardware.

If you are not familiar with computer application settings or modifications. It is highly recommended to download a third-party driver software, Driver Talent, so as not to make your computer worse.

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Solution4. Disable Enhance Pointer Precision

This is a particular setting in the Mouse settings that could be the cause behind your sensitivity change. To disable it, you have to open up Windows Settings again.

For both Windows 11 and Windows 10, if you forget this process, please go back to solution1.

1. Press Windows Key + I to open up Windows Settings.

2. Click on Devices.

3. Inside the Devices window, click on the Mouse tab in the left pane

4. In the right pane, you will now see several settings related to your mouse. Click on the Additional Mouse Settings option

5. In the Mouse settings window, click on the Pointer Options tab.

6. Under motion, find out Enhance Pointer Precision with a checkbox next to it. Click on the checkbox and disable it.

If even this failed to fix your problem of random mouse sensitivity changes, try the next solution mentioned below.

Solution5. Run Troubleshooters

Using the Windows’ built-in troubleshooter tool that can fix several Windows-related problems.

To help users to fix computer themselves, Microsoft have included this troubleshooter tool to address the common issues that are easily fixable.

You can follow the below steps to run Troubleshooter

1. Press Windows Key + R to open up the Run dialog box

2. Enter “cmd” in the dialog box and press


3. Click on Yes when the UAC window shows up

4. Enter the following command and press the Enter key:

msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic

5. The hardware and Devices troubleshooter window will now open up. Click on Advanced Options here.

6. Check Apply repairs automatically and click on Next.

7. Follow the on-screen instructions to let the troubleshooter run and do its work.

8. If even the troubleshooter does not solve your problem of random mouse sensitivity changes, try the next solution mentioned below.

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