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How to slow down the trackpad pointer in macOS 12 Monterey

How to slow down the trackpad pointer in macOS 12 Monterey

Short guide:

  1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Click Trackpad.
  3. Adjust the slider for Tracking speed.

Before and after

Images illustrating the speed the pointer moves across the screen before and after adjusting the tracking speed

This section gives you step by step instructions on how to slow down the trackpad in macOS 12 Monterey, with pictures of the screens to help.

Open System Preferences

1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences from the menu.

Open the Trackpad settings

2. In the System Preferences window, click Trackpad.

Select the Point & Click tab

3. If not already selected, click the Point & Click tab.

Change the tracking speed

4. Adjust the slider for Tracking speed. Note: Tracking speed is how fast the pointer move across the screen.

Close System Preferences

5. When you are happy with your settings, close System Preferences by clicking the Close button (red circle) in the top-left corner of the window or using the Cmd + W keyboard shortcut.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If so, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for help.

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