How to customize mouse sensitivity, scrolling speed, and more on Windows 11

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A computer mouse is an important tool for navigating your Windows 11 system, so why not make it your own?


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The mouse is one of the most critical hardware components for your computer because it makes it easier to interact with your PC. Therefore, it is essential that you are comfortable with the sensitivity, speed and design of the mouse pointer. In Windows 11, you can easily configure the mouse settings to suit your convenience.

You can change pointer sensitivity, scroll options, and customize the pointer icon through Control Panel or the Settings app. Read on as we discuss how to customize mouse settings on Windows 11.

How to change mouse speed in Windows 11

Mouse pointer speed is often referred to as “mouse sensitivity” in some applications and programs. This parameter determines the speed at which the pointer moves on the screen. A high sensitivity setting will speed up the movement of the mouse pointer and vice versa.

Usually, the mouse pointer should be set at a speed that you are comfortable with and can follow on the screen.

To change mouse speed or sensitivity in Windows 11:

  1. Start the To start up menu, search Settings, and click on the Best match.
  2. Click on Bluetooth and devices in the side pane, and then click the Mouse tongue.
    Mouse settings in Windows 11
  3. Adjust the Mouse pointer speed cursor at your preferred speed.

How to change the primary mouse button in Windows 11

Microsoft Windows, by default, configures the left mouse button as the primary button, but you can always quickly change the primary mouse button if needed.

To change the primary mouse button in Windows 11:

  1. Start the Settings application and click Bluetooth and devices in the left menu.
  2. Click on the Mouse tongue.
  3. From Primary mouse button drop-down menu, select To the left Where To the right as the main button.

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The changes should take place immediately.

If your system’s scrolling speed seems too slow or too fast, you can easily change it to your preference. When you adjust the scrolling speed settings, the changes will have an overall effect on your system.

To change scroll settings in Windows 11:

  1. Click on the To start up menu, search Settings, and start the best match.
  2. Click on Bluetooth and devices in the left pane and click the Mouse tongue.
  3. To change what happens when you scroll the mouse wheel, click the Roll the mouse wheel to scroll drop-down list and select the appropriate option.
  4. Set the number of lines scrolled at a time using the Rows to scroll at a time slide.
  5. Likewise, you can choose to activate or not the scrolling of an inactive window using the button. Scroll through inactive windows when you hover over them toggle button.


How to customize the mouse pointer in Windows 11 using the Settings app

The Windows 11 Settings application allows users to easily customize the appearance of their mouse pointer on Windows 11. You can change the appearance of your mouse pointer through the Accessibility part of the Settings application.

Here’s how to customize the mouse pointer:

  1. Start the Settings application and go to Accessibility> Mouse pointer and touch.
    mouse pointer accessibility
  2. Select your favorite icon under Mouse pointer style.
  3. Adjust the size of the mouse pointer using the Cut slide.

How to customize the mouse pointer using the Control Panel

You can also customize a variety of different mouse pointer settings using the Control Panel. Click speed, pointer icon, pointer movement, etc., can all be configured via Mouse properties.

Here is how you can customize the pointer settings via the Control Panel:

  1. Start the To start up menu, search Control Panel and click on the best match.
  2. Click on Hardware and sound and click on Mouse below Devices and printers.
  3. You can adjust the speed of the mouse double-click via the Double click speed cursor in the Buttons tongue.
    Mouse properties
  4. Likewise, you can customize the appearance of your pointer in the Pointers tongue.
    Mouse pointers
  5. If you want to adjust your mouse pointer movement settings, click the button Pointer options and adjust the available settings as needed.
  6. Click on the Wheel tab to edit Horizontal scrolling and Vertical scroll settings.
  7. Once you have customized the mouse settings, click Apply then click on Okay.

Customizing your mouse in Windows 11

Windows 11 is highly customizable, and there are tons of different customization settings hidden in the Settings app that can make a real difference. You can even use lots of third-party apps to customize Windows 11.


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