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How Do I Change My Mouse Sensitivity

December 06, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

How to find and customize the mouse PC settings in the Microsoft Windows® operating.

Since each user has different needs and requirements, many computer components are customizable. For instance, you may change wallpapers, fonts, programs, the keyboard, language, etc. In addition, you can also change the settings of your computer mouse. You can increase or decrease the mouse sensitivity, as well as set the double-click interval, swap buttons, etc. To learn how to find and customize the mouse PC settings in the Microsoft Windows® operating system, and change your computer mouse sensitivity, follow the instructions below.


  1. Choose “Start > Control Panel > Mouse”.
  2. Switch to the “Pointer option” tab.
  3. Change the sensitivity of the cursor by dragging the slider.
  4. Once you have set the preferences for your mouse as you wish, click the “OK” button to save the changes.

Tips and Tricks:

  • The “Buttons” tab allows you to switch the configuration of your primary and secondary mouse buttons and your double-click speed, as well as turn on Click Lock, which enables you to highlight or drag without holding down the mouse button.
  • In the “Wheel” tab, you can set the number of lines through which one turn of the mouse wheel will scroll.
  • The “Pointers” tab allows you to change the graphical icon for the cursor.

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