Created January 2019
The speed at which the cursor moves across the screen can sometimes make it difficult to control. In Windows 10 you can slow the mouse down to make it easier to see and position the cursor.
Start by opening the Settings app by pressing the Windows logo key + I on the keyboard.
- In the Settings app, select ‘Devices’.
- On the Devices screen, select ‘Mouse’ in the left-hand column.
- Under ‘Related settings’ on the right of the screen, click the link titled ‘Additional mouse settings’ (Note: This may be to the right of the main window) to open the ‘Mouse Properties‘.
- In the ‘Mouse Properties’ window, select the ‘Pointer Options’ tab.
- Within the ‘Motion’ section, drag the slider to the left to slow your mouse pointer down. Alternatively, select the slider and use the arrow keys to adjust the pointer speed.
- Underneath the pointer speed slider is an option labelled ‘Enhance pointer precision’. When this option is enabled the distance your pointer moves across the screen will depend on how quickly you move your mouse. Try enabling and disabling this option to see which you find more comfortable.
- When you are happy with your settings, click ‘Apply’ then click ‘OK’ to save your settings and close the ‘Mouse Properties’ window.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.