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How to slow down your mouse in Windows 11

How to slow down your mouse in Windows 11

Short guide

  1. Open the Settings by pressing the Windows key  + I on the keyboard.
  2. In the Settings window, click Bluetooth & devices.
  3. Click on Mouse in the right-hand column.
  4. Adjust the slider labelled Mouse pointer speed.

Before and after

Mouse before and after speed is reduced

This section takes you step-by-step through slowing down your mouse pointer or cursor in Windows 11, complete with pictures of the screens to help you.  

Open the Settings

1. Open the Settings window by pressing the Windows key,   + I on the keyboard. Alternatively, click the Start button then click Settings. In the Settings window, click Bluetooth & Devices.

Click Bluetooth & devices

Open the Mouse settings

2. On the Devices screen, scroll down and select Mouse from the list on the right.

Select Mouse from the list on the right

Adjust the Mouse pointer speed slider

3. Go to the right-hand panel and adjust the slider labelled Mouse pointer speed. Moving it left will slow the cursor down, while moving it right will speed it up. Adjust it, moving your mouse between adjustments, until you find the right speed for you. 

Adjust the Mouse pointer speed slider

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

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