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How to slow down the mouse in Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

How to slow down the mouse in Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Note: For keyboard access, make sure ' Full keyboard access ' is turned on - you can turn it on or off; by pressing ' Ctrl ' + ' F1 ' at any time.

Step 1

  • Make sure you are in ' Finder ' - press ' Apple ' + ' Tab ' if necessary to cycle through open applications until you return to ' Finder '.
  • Click on the 'Apple ' menu or press ' Ctrl ' + ' F2 '.
  • Click on ' System Preferences... ' as shown in Fig 1 or press the down arrow key to highlight it and then press ' Enter '.


Fig 1

Step 2

  • Click on the ' Mouse ' icon or press ' Tab ' repeatedly (you might need to press ' Ctrl ' + ' F7 ' first) to cycle through the icons until the ' Mouse ' icon is highlighted and then press the ' Spacebar '.Fig 2 


Fig 2

  • Click on the 'Point & Click' tab or press the 'Tab' key until the 'More Gestures' tab is highlighted and then press  'left arrow' to display the 'Point & Click' options.
  • Click on the ' Tracking ' gauge bar as shown in Fig 3 to select a more comfortable mouse speed, or press ' Tab ' and use the ' left' and 'right 'arrow keys to select your speed.


Fig 3

Step 3

  • When you are happy with your tracking speed click the ' Close ' (red) button at the top of the ' System Preferences ' window or press ' Apple ' + ' W ' to close the window and return to the Finder desktop.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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