You can change your mouse pointer speed by going to the Mouse settings menu, selecting Additional mouse settings, choosing the Pointer Options tab, then dragging the Pointer speed slider left or right, and then clicking Apply, followed by OK.
When you use a computer a lot, you get into a groove where you are used to things working a certain way. When something is slightly off, it can be very noticeable.
One situation where this could happen is with the mouse that you are using. If you typically use a different computer at home or at work, then a slow or fast mouse pointer could be difficult to use. Fortunately, this is something that you can adjust in Windows 10 by following the steps in our tutorial below.
How to Make Your Mouse Pointer Faster or Slower in Windows 10
The steps in this article were performed in Windows 10. By changing the steps in this guide, you will be changing the pointed speed for a mouse that is connected to your computer. This will not affect anything with your touch pad if you’re using a laptop.
Step 1: Click inside the search field at the bottom of the screen, then type “mouse.”
Step 2: Choose the Mouse settings option at the top of the list of search results.
Step 3: Select the Additional mouse options item from the menu.
Step 4: Choose the Pointer Options tab.
Step 5: Adjust the setting under Select a pointer speed, click Apply at the bottom of the window, then click OK.
Now that you know how to change mouse pointer speed in Windows 10, you will be able to customize that behavior until you find a setting with which you are comfortable.
If you are using a laptop and would like to adjust some of the settings for that, you are able to do so. Read this article to find out how you can change the touchpad scroll direction, for example, if it feels like it is scrolling the wrong direction.
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