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How To Change Mouse Cursor Speed in Windows 11


It looks that the speed of your mouse pointer is either too slow or too fast for you and you’re want to increase your productivity and comparatively faster workflow by adjusting the cursor speed as per your preference.

By default, the mouse pointer speed is set to slow from the manufacturing end. However, it’s possible to decrease or increase the cursor speed.

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to adjust the mouse pointer movement:


Step #1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start menu or press the ‘Windows key + I’ key combination.

windows setting app in windows 11
Windows Settings App

Step #2: Select the ‘Bluetooth & Devices’ option from the left sidebar and click the ‘Mouse’ option.

select the mouse option in the bluetooth devices section in windows settings
‘Mouse’ option

Step #3: Drag the slider to increase the mouse pointer speed and left to decrease the mouse pointer speed.

set mouse pointer speed in windows settings
Drag slider to adjust Mouse Pointer Speed

Step #1: Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.

control panel icon in windows 11
Control Panel Icon

Step #2: Select the ‘Hardware and Sound’ option.

select the hardware and sound option
‘Hardware and Sound’ option

Step #3: In the Devices and Printers section, click the ‘Mouse’ option.

select the mouse option
‘Mouse’ option

Step #4: Select the ‘Pointer Options’ from the top menu. Now, under the ‘Motion’ section, drag the slider to increase the mouse pointer speed and left to decrease the mouse pointer speed.

adjusting mouse pointer speed in mouse properties panel
Adjust Cursor speed by Dragging Slider

Note: If you feel that increasing the cursor’s speed makes it unstable, simply click the ‘Enhance Pointer Precision‘ option, and the cursor’s precision will be much improved.


Step #1: Search and open the Registry Editor from the Start menu or open the Windows Run and search for ‘regedit’ (without quotation marks).

registry editor icon in windows 11
Registry Editor Icon

Step #2: Navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse and double-click the ‘Mouse Sensitivity’ option.

adjusting mouse sensitivity setting in registry
‘Mouse Sensitivity’ option

Step #3: The default value data is set to 10. To increase the mouse sensitivity, increase the value greater than 10, and, to reduce the mouse sensitivity, decrease the value lesser than 10.

The more the mouse sensitivity, the more the cursor speed.

set mouse sensitivity value in registry
Adjust Mouse Sensitivity in Registry

Step #4: Restart the computer to make changes take effect and you’ll notice that the mouse cursor is quicker or slower than usual, depending on your settings.

restart device to make changes take effect in windows
Restart the Device

In this article, we’ve covered how to change cursor speed in Windows 11.

Adjusting the cursor speed as per your preference can help to improve your efficiency, workflow, and overall productivity. Also. it can assist you during gaming and help to improve it.


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