How to Increase Mouse Speed on Windows

Have you bought a new mouse, but you are not satisfied with its sensitivity? Is the cursor moving too slowly and taking too long to move from one side of the monitor to the other? No problem, this is a small problem that can be easily solved. In fact, all you have to do is increase the mouse speed.

Windows allows you to adjust the mouse speed via settings. This is a quick and easy procedure. In the next paragraphs of this article, I will show you in detail all the steps you need to take.

So, whether you are using the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system or an older version, make yourself comfortable and continue reading this article.

How to change the mouse speed

The procedure for increasing or decreasing the sensitivity of the mouse varies according to the version of Windows installed on your PC.

Windows 10/Windows 8.1

To increase the mouse speed on Windows 10, the steps to take are as follows:

  • Click on the Start button;
  • Select the “Settings” icon, the one in the shape of a gear on the left;
  • Do click on “Devices” ;
  • From the menu on the left area, select the item “Mouse” ;
  • Click on the item “Additional mouse options” ;
  • Select the “Pointer Options” tab ;
  • Change the sensitivity of the mouse using the slider under the heading “Select the pointer speed, “then click “OK” and exit the Windows Settings.

Windows 7/Windows Vista

If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista and want to change the mouse pointer speed, the procedure is as follows:

  •  Do click the Start button;
  • Select the item “Control Panel” ;
  • Click on “Hardware and sounds,” then click on the item “Mouse” under the item “Devices and printers” ;
  • Select the “Pointer Options” tab;
  • Change the pointer speed by acting on the slider under the item “Select the pointer speed.”

Windows XP

On Windows XP, the procedure for changing the mouse speed is as follows:

  • Click the Start button;
  • Select the item “Control Panel” ;
  • Click on “Printers and other hardware” ;
  • Click on the “Mouse” item ;
  • Select the “Pointer Options” tab ;
  • Move the cursor under the item “Select the pointer speed.”

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