How To Change Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10 & 11

Is the mouse pointer too slow or fast while moving? Here is how to change the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10 and 11 operating systems.

The mouse is one of the most important input devices for a computer. Almost every Windows user depends on the mouse and its various functions to get things done. By default, Windows tries to configure the mouse settings and its sensitivity based on several variables.

However, the default mouse sensitivity setting in Windows is not suitable for every user. Often, you must configure the mouse sensitivity for your use case. This is because everyone’s requirements and preferences are a bit different.

In fact, when configuring the mouse settings, changing mouse sensitivity. i.e., how fast the mouse pointer moves when you move the mouse physically is one of the first things you should do. For example, some might prefer a fast mouse pointer while others prefer slow pointer movement for more refined control. If you increase the mouse sensitivity, the pointer moves faster, even with the slightest mouse movement. The reverse is true when you decrease the mouse sensitivity.

The good thing is that it is easy to change the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10 and 11. So, without delay, let me show you how to change the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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  1. Change mouse sensitivity in Windows 10
  2. Change mouse sensitivity in Windows 11
  3. Use the control panel to change mouse sensitivity

Change mouse sensitivity in Windows 10

You can use the Cursor Speed option to change the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10. Here is how.

  1. Open the PC Settings app.
  2. Go to the “Devices > Mouse” page.
  3. Use the “Cursor speed” slider to change mouse sensitivity.
  4. Settings are saved automatically.
  5. Close the PC Settings app.
  6. With that, you changed the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10.

Steps with a bit more detail:

First, use the “Start key + I” keyboard shortcut to launch PC Settings. You can also click the “All Settings” button in the Notification Center or Action Center.

In the Settings app, go to the “Devices > Mouse” page. This is where you will find some of the mouse settings. Use the slider under the “Cursor speed” heading on this page.

Moving the slider to the right will increase the mouse sensitivity. If you move the slider to the left, the mouse sensitivity decreases.

change mouse sensitivity in Windows Settings

After setting the mouse sensitivity, close the Settings app. The settings are saved instantly and automatically. There is no need to hit any save button.

Change mouse sensitivity in Windows 11

  1. Open the PC Settings app.
  2. Go to the “Bluetooth & devices” page.
  3. Go to the “Mouse” page.
  4. Use the “Mouse pointer speed” slider to change mouse sensitivity.
  5. Settings are saved automatically.
  6. Close the PC Settings app.
  7. With that, you changed the mouse sensitivity in Windows 11.

Steps with a bit more detail:

First, launch the Windows 11 PC Settings app with the “Windows key + I” keybinding. You can search for “Settings” in the Start menu too.

In the Settings app, go to the “Bluetooth & devices > Mouse” page. As you can tell, this is where you will find most of the options to configure and manage mouse settings.

Windows 11 mouse settings

Once you are here, you will see a slider called “Mouse pointer speed” on the right page. Moving the slider changes mouse sensitivity. For instance, move the slider to the right to increase the mouse sensitivity. Moving it to the left decreases the mouse sensitivity.

change mouse sensitivity in Windows 11

Use the Control Panel to change mouse sensitivity

You can change the mouse sensitivity using the Mouse Properties tool. Here is how to open Mouse Properties and change the setting.

To open Mouse Properties, we need to use the Control Panel. So, press the “Start key + R” shortcut, type “control,” and press Enter. You can also search for “Control Panel” in the Start menu.

Select “Large Icons” from the “View by” dropdown menu in the Control Panel window. Next, find and click on the “Mouse” option.

open mouse options in control panel

The above action will open the Mouse Properties window. In this window, go to the “Pointer Options” tab. Use the slider under the “Select a pointer speed” section to change the mouse sensitivity. Like with the Settings apps, moving the slider to the right will increase the sensitivity while moving it to the left will decrease it.

change mouse sensitivity in Mouse Properties

That is it. It is that simple to change the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

I hope that helps.

If you need any help, comment below. I will try to help as much as possible.

Related: How to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows.

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