How to Change Mouse Sensitivity in Different OS (Microsoft, Mac, Ubuntu, and Chromebook)
Having problems with mouse sensitivity is a very common issue. Everyone is inherently different, and so there isn't any default mouse setting that can make everyone happy.
That is why it is necessary to know how to change the mouse sensitivity of your mouse. This is especially true if you are using a gaming mouse or cad mouse, as the speed requirement for a person may vary depending on the game they are playing or the project they are doing.
Lucky for you, in this article, we are going to show how you can change the sensitivity of your mouse. And we are going to show you the process for four different operating systems, i.e., Microsoft, Mac, Ubuntu, and Chromebook. So without further ado, let's get started.
The process we are going to show you here is applicable for pretty much any Microsoft OS, starting from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Follow the steps given below to change your double click speed and your pointer speed:
Step 1: Open the Control Panel.
Step 2: Locate the mouse icon and double-click it.
Step 3: Under the Button option, you will see a double-click speed tracker. Drag that tracker to the right to make your double click speed faster and drag it to the left to make it slower. This all depends on your requirements.
Step 4: Just to the right of the Buttons option, you will see the Pointer option. Click on the Pointer option.
Step 5: Under the Pointer option, you will see a Pointer speed tracker. Just like before, drag it to the right to make your pointer speed faster and drag it to the left to make it slower.
Step 6: Click on Apply and save the settings.
Changing the mouse sensitivity on Mac is very similar to the process of changing it on Windows with very slight differences.
Step 1: Click on the Apple icon and search for System Preferences.
Step 2: Click on System Preferences.
Step 3: Locate the Mouse icon and click on it.
Step 4: Like Windows, there will be a tracking speed bar under the Buttons option. Drag the tracker to the right to make the double click speed faster and drag it to the left to make it slower
Step 5: Click Ok and save the settings.
Step 6: Click on the Pointer option.
Step 7: Under the Pointer option, there will be another speed tracker. Likewise, drag it to the right or to the left according to your requirements.
Step 8: Click Ok and save the settings.
Changing the magic mouse and magic trackpad sensitivity is pretty similar as well.
If you are using a Ubuntu device, then all mice will not function properly under the default mouse settings. So you have to follow the steps below to get the most out of your mouse.
Step 1: Go to the Settings Utility menu.
Step 2: Select the "Mouse and Touchpad" icon
Step 3: Drag the speed tracker to the right to make it faster and drag it to the left to make it slower according to your requirements.
If you are using a mouse for Chromebook, then you just need to change your touchpad settings to change the mouse sensitivity. However, this primarily applies to the cursor speed and not the double click speed. To change the cursor speed, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Go to the status area on the bottom right of your desktop and click on settings. This will take you to the Chrome browser.
Step 2: Scroll down, and you will see the Device section. From there, click on Touchpad settings.
Step 3: Locate the touchpad speed slider and like before, move it to the right to make it faster, or drag it to the left to make it slower.
Alternative Word of Advice
A lot of times, the problems with your mouse don't lie with the sensitivity, but with your mouse pad. If the mouse pad you are using doesn't have a smooth surface, it may be difficult to maneuver your mouse.
So, we recommend getting an ergonomic mouse pad as it offers more comfort while using the mouse. You can easily get one on Amazon. Also, don't forget to wash your mouse properly and effectively to ensure a smooth running experience. And if you don't know how to clean computer mouse and keyboard, then refer to our previous guide.
Also, you can start building a habit of doing basic tasks like copying and pasting without a mouse. That'll make you more efficient and will surely ensure that the mouse lasts longer.
We hope we were able to be helpful. Follow the steps mentioned here to change the mouse sensitivity according to your needs, whether it's for drawing on computer or gaming. And take our advice on getting an ergonomic mouse pad seriously. With that being said, we bid you adieu.