Changing Mouse Sensitivity on Windows 10 (3 Methods Explained)

Mouse sensitivity is the term used for the place at which the pointer or cursor of the mouse moves on the screen. It plays a minor role in your work performance and more important than you consider it to be. If you increase the sensitivity, the pointer moves faster and vice-versa.  But many of you might be thinking that why does that matter so much and how it is going to affect your productivity. Well, the reason is quite simple.

The increased mouse sensitivity will reduce your efforts to point the mouse and the work is done smoother. Also, many of you might not be aware that there is a feature available in your computer or laptop to adjust this mouse sensitivity as per your requirement. If you are wondering about the same, then do continue reading this article to improve your experience. As all these minute things play a crucial role in affecting your overall performance.

How To Change Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10

In the above paragraph, you might have received an idea regarding the mouse sensitivity and its importance. Now, we are going to describe the whole process of adjusting your mouse sensitivity on your desktop in the simplest way possible. Since Windows 10 is the latest version we are going to provide the ways while keeping it as a priority. Below is the step by step process by ishoutech that enables you to grasp it quite easier than you think.

Steps to Change Mouse Sensitivity through Control panel (Method 1):

#1 This process describes the simplest way to adjust your mouse sensitivity on Windows 10. It starts by opening your PC and searching for Control Panel.

#2 Find the “Hardware & Sound” option, which avails you to adjust all kinds of settings related to hardware devices connected to your computer.

Mouse Hardware and sound

Mouse Hardware and sound


#3 Now click on the “Mouse” options which will direct you to “Mouse properties”, where you can adjust all the default related to your mouse.

mouse properties

mouse properties

#4 Click on the “Pointer options” and adjust the speed by scrolling it from left to right, based on your need. Not every time increasing the sensitivity will help you, so customise it as required.

mouse pointers

mouse pointers

Also, you can adjust other settings like Buttons, Pointer, Wheel, Hardware, etc to reorganise them. This method is quite simple, but there are other methods to change your mouse sensitivity. Continue reading this to discover more about them.

Steps to change the mouse sensitivity through the DPI button

  • Identify whether your mouse contains a DPI button or not.
  • Click on it to adjust the mouse sensitivity as desired.
  • Notice whether the speed is customised as per your request or not.

This is a quick method, but not available to all types of mouses. Only a few mouses contain a DPI button, which helps them to adjust the speed of the pointer right there. If your mouse has a DPI button, then we must tell that is the best option available for you without any further efforts. But the key point to remember is that the adjusted mouse sensitivity is only for the temporary purpose and when you turn off your PC, the speed will go back to its default mode. Try other methods, if you are troubled to do this every time.

Steps to change the mouse sensitivity through Registry Editor

#1 Open your computer and press Windows key + R to open the Run box.

#2 Text “regedit” in the box and enter to open the Registry Editor.

run mouse

run mouse

#3 Click on “File” and further click on “Export” and select a location where you want to store the backup of the Registry.

#4 Proceed to navigate the location on the left pane as ” Computer-H_KEY_CURRENT_USER-Control Panel-Mouse”.

#5 Now go to the right pane, and click on the “Mouse speed” and set the value as per your need.

#6 Save the changes on both “Mouse Threshold 1” and “Mouse Threshold 2”.

#7 Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

This is surely not an easy way, but you can choose it as per your convenience. The process begins with opening your Run Box and search for Registry Editor. Now press ‘File’ and click ‘Export’ and set a location to save the backup. After setting the navigation as directed above, you have to reach right pane and click “Mouse Speed” and set values on the “Mouse Threshold 1” and “Mouse Threshold 2” as per your need. But you have to reboot your PC to save these changes permanently. Though being a complicated process, this is definitely an interesting one to go for. To explore the technicality more.

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