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How to slow down your touchpad speed in Windows 11

How to slow down your touchpad speed in Windows 11

Short guide

  1. Open the Settings menu by pressing the Windows key   + I. Click on Bluetooth & devices, then select Touchpad.
  2. Move the Cursor speed slider to the left to reduce the speed.
  3. If this doesn't work on your laptop, click on More touchpad settings under Related Settings.
  4. Click on the Pointer Options tab at the top of the Mouse Properties window, then move the Select a pointer speed slider to the left.
  5. Click OK to finish.

Before and after

Slowing down the touchpad in Windows 10

This section explains step-by-step how to adjust the touchpad speed on Windows 11, complete with pictures to help. 

Find the touchpad settings

1. Open the Settings menu by pressing the Windows key  + I. Click on Bluetooth & devices then select Touchpad from the column on the right.

Click on Bluetooth & devices and select Touchpad from the column on the right

Adjust the Cursor speed

2. Move the Cursor speed slider to the left to reduce the speed of the pointer or cursor when you move your finger across the touchpad. Move it to the right to increase the speed.

Move the Cursor speed slider to the left to reduce the speed

Open the Mouse Properties

3. Alternatively, you can also reduce the touchpad's speed from the Mouse Properties window. Click on More touchpad settings under Related settings at the bottom of the Touchpad window.

Click on More touchpad settings

Adjust the touchpad speed

4. Click on the Pointer Options tab at the top of the Mouse Properties window, then move the Select a pointer speed slider to the left.

Click on the Pointer Options tab and move the Select a pointer speed slider to the left

Finish your adjustments

5. Keep adjusting the slider and moving your pointer until you're happy with its speed. Click OK to finish.

Keep trying out your adjustments then click OK to finish

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 this is the case you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

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