Mastering Mouse Control: How to Change Mouse Sensitivity for Better Navigation

How to Change Mouse Sensitivity

Hi, I'm Tracy from, and today I'll be guiding you on how to change the sensitivity of your mouse. This simple yet crucial task can significantly impact your user experience, be it for general navigation, graphic designing, or .

Changing Mouse Sensitivity on

  1. Click the “Start” button and open the “Control Panel”.
  2. Select “Hardware and Sound”.
  3. Under the “Devices and Printers” category, click on “Mouse”.
  4. Click on the “Pointer Options” tab.
  5. Under “Motion”, adjust the slider to change the select pointer speed.
  6. Click “apply” then “ok” to confirm the changes.

Remember: moving the slider to the left decreases sensitivity (making the mouse move slower), while sliding it to the right increases sensitivity (making the mouse move faster).

Changing Mouse Sensitivity on macOS

  1. Open “System Preferences”.
  2. Click on “Mouse”.
  3. Adjust the “Tracking Speed” slider to your preference.

In macOS, dragging the slider to the right will speed up the mouse movement (increase sensitivity), and dragging it to the left slows it down (decrease sensitivity).

Changing Mouse Sensitivity in Gaming

Most games allow you to adjust the mouse sensitivity within their settings. Look for options named “mouse sensitivity”, “mouse speed”, or something similar.

Avoid making extreme changes in mouse sensitivity. Gradual adjustments are recommended to allow your hand-eye coordination to adapt.

I hope this guide helped to adjust your mouse sensitivity to your liking. This quick fix can greatly enhance your user experience, whether you're working, browsing, or gaming.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to drop me a mail at

Happy Computing!

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