Windows 10: Mouse Sensitivity

Discus and support Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Can anyone tell me what the "mouse cursor speed" setting in Windows actually changes to make the cursor move faster. For example, I know that if I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Corelogik, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Corelogik Win User

    Mouse Sensitivity

    Can anyone tell me what the "mouse cursor speed" setting in Windows actually changes to make the cursor move faster. For example, I know that if I have a 1000 DPI mouse, there is no way to make it actually scan faster, its a limit of the hardware in the mouse. So I am assuming that the mouse cursor speed setting is just an acceleration multiplier.

    However, what does that actually break down to in terms of numbers? Is one tick 2x, 2 ticks 3x etc. or is it something else? Maybe a percentage of the mouse DPI. +10%, +20% etc.,..

    I've tried Googling this but either I'm using the wrong terms or something because I cant seem to find just what I'm looking for.

    Attached is a screen snip of the setting I'm referring to.

    Up until now I have been happy with my Generic Wired USB Mouse at 1000 DPI and 3-4 ticks on the cursor speed slider. However I just got a new RGB mouse (Coolermaster MM531) with DPI settings from 100 to 12000 DPI and I'm having difficulty finding the right DPI setting for it. I'm either under or over shooting and its making gaming a little more frustrating than it has been/should be.

    Any input or advice anyone could offer is appreciated. Thanks.

    Windows 10 Home x64 v.2004, OS Bld 19041.508

    Corelogik, Sep 19, 2020
  2. John Vil Win User

    Problem with mouse sensitivity.

    We appreciate your response. Since all possible troubleshooting steps have been exhausted, what we would suggest next for you is to uninstall the latest update. Once the update has been uninstalled, kindly check if the sensitivity of your mouse improves.
    Here are the steps to uninstall the latest update:

    • Open Settings.
    • Go to Update and Security and select Windows Update.
    • Select View installed update history.
    • Choose the latest update and select uninstall.

    Let us know how it turns out.
    John Vil, Sep 19, 2020
  3. Ma. Lau Win User
    Mouse sensitivity problem

    Hello Parsa,

    We would like to know the additional information to better assist you with mouse sensitivity when playing a game concern. Kindly answer the following questions below:

    • Do you experience the issue on a specific game only? What is the name of the game where you experiencing the mouse sensitivity?
    • Where do you get the game? Did you download it on Windows Store or through a website?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you've done so far?
    We are looking forward to your response.

    Ma. Lau, Sep 19, 2020
  4. Eric Ber Win User

    Mouse Sensitivity

    Mouse sensitivity changed by itself. It feels weird, incosistant, like it's on ice.


    We see that you are having issues with the sensitivity of your mouse. Is the Enhance pointer precision in your PC enabled? If not, you can follow the steps below:

    • Type Mouse in the Search bar.
    • Click on Mouse and Touchpad settings.
    • Click on the Additional mouse options.
    • Click on the Pointer Options tab.
    • Uncheck the Enhance pointer precision checkbox.

    If the issue persists, we suggest you to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Follow the steps provided below:

    • Type Troubleshooting in the Search bar and press Enter.
    • Click on View All in the top left corner.
    • This will display the list of troubleshooters which are built-in in the computer. You can click on
      Hardware and Devices from the list and you can run the troubleshooter.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
    Eric Ber, Sep 19, 2020

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