Solution 1 – Change the mouse’s DPI setting.
The best way to change mouse sensitivity is to use the DPI button on your mouse. Usually, a gaming mouse has a DPI button on it, which allows you to switch to a different sensitivity setting. This is the best way to change your sensitivity because it will enable you to change it with a single button. We must mention your DPI settings are only temporary, and most of the time, they will revert to the defaults when you turn off your computer.
On the other hand, mice with adjustable DPI settings are relatively affordable, so if you want a mouse that offers different levels of sensitivity, you may want to invest in a new mouse.
Solution 2 – Choose an appropriate mouse
If you want to increase the mouse sensitivity and accuracy, you may want to use a different mouse. There are lots of great mouse pads with different textures that allow you to enhance your sensitivity. Many of these pads are relatively affordable, so you may want to consider buying one of them for your computer.
Solution 3 – Change mouse sensitivity from Control Panel
If you are happy with your current mouse and you don’t want to change it, you should know that you can change the mouse sensitivity from Windows. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + S and type Control Panel in the search box. Select Control Panel from the list of results.
- When the Control Panel opens, select Mouse from the list of options.
- The Mouse Properties window will appear. Go to the Pointer Options tab and adjust the mouse pointer speed by moving the slider. You can also try turning on the Enhance pointer precision option.
- After adjusting your mouse speed, click OK and Apply to save changes.
This is the easiest way to change mouse sensitivity, so be sure to give it a try.
Solution 4 – Use mouse software to adjust the sensitivity
Gaming mice tend to come with dedicated software that allows you to configure the mouse. Thanks to this software, you can adjust mouse lighting, macros, and other settings. Alternatively, you can also change the mouse sensitivity to make sure you try it out. Remember that not all mice come with dedicated software so that this solution won’t work for every computer mouse.
Solution 5 – Modify your registry
If necessary, you can increase the mouse’s sensitivity by modifying the registry. We must mention modifying the registry can be dangerous, so be extra careful. To change mouse sensitivity from your registry, you need to do the following:
- Press Windows Key + R and enter regedit. Press Enter or press, OK.
- Optional: Editing the registry can cause some problems with your computer, so it is recommended that you create a backup. To do that, click File> Export.
Select All in the Export range section and enter the desired filename. Choose a safe location and click the Save button. In the event of a problem after modifying the registry, you should restore it by running this file.
- Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelMouse key in the left pane.
- In the right pane, double click on MouseSpeed and set its Data value to 2.
- Now change the value data for MouseThreshold1 and MouseThreshold 2 to 0.
After doing that, the mouse sensitivity will be set to maximum. If your mouse is too sensitive, you may want to adjust the MouseThreshold1 and MouseThreshold2 values. Note that you need to keep MouseThreshold2 greater than or equal to MouseThreshold1 at all times.
This solution is intended for advanced users, so if you are not familiar with Registry Editor or are not comfortable editing the registry, you may want to use a different solution.
Changing mouse sensitivity in Windows is pretty straightforward, but the best way to do that is by using a mouse that allows you to adjust DPI settings manually. If you do not want to buy a new mouse, please try any other solutions from this article.