Devices Change Mouse Pointer Speed in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse pointer speed for your account in Windows 11.

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves if it is moving too slow or fast for you.


Option One

Change Mouse Pointer Speed in Settings

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Mouse on the right side. (see screenshot below)


3 Adjust the Mouse pointer speed slider left (slower) right (faster) to the speed you want. (see screenshot below)

Hovering the pointer over the slider will display the current speed (1 to 20).

The default speed is 10.


4 You can now close settings if you like.

Option Two

Change Mouse Pointer 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. (see screenshot below)

3 Adjust the Select a pointer speed slider left (slower) or right (faster) to the speed you want.

4 Click/tap on OK.

5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.


Option Three

Change Mouse Pointer Speed in Registry Editor

1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse


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 (slower) to 20 (faster) for the pointer speed you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default pointer speed is 10.


5 Close Registry Editor when finished.

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

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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