Windows 10 – How to increase mouse cursor speed

One of the biggest problems I find with high resolution screens is that mouse cursor speed is far too slow to get from one side to the other with ease.

To fix this I change the mouse cursor speed to be quicker – allowing smaller movement of the device.

The following steps show how to increase the mouse cursor speed.

  1. In the Windows search box, type ‘mouse’ and when it appears click on ‘Change your  mouse settings’ (it may also display ‘Mouse settings’)
  2. In the right hand side, click on ‘Additional mouse settings’
  3. Open the ‘Pointer Options’ tab
  4. Adjust the ‘Motion’ setting until you achieve the desired speed. — the change takes affect immediately but is not saved until you click ‘OK’ or ‘Apply’
  5. Your computer may have an additional tab, for example my Lenovo laptop has a ‘ThinkPad’ tab – if you have an additional tab open it and check if you have additional settings for adjusting the mouse speed.
  6. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes.