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How to slow down the mouse in macOS 10.15 Catalina

How to slow down the mouse in macOS 10.15 Catalina

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Apple Magic Mouse instructions
Third-party mouse instructions

Apple Magic Mouse instructions

Changing your Magic Mouse’s tracking speed

  1. Select the Apple icon  in the top left corner of the screen..
  2. Select System Preferences from the menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, select the Mouse icon.
  4. On the Mouse screen, adjust the slider under Tracking Speed to make your mouse more comfortable to use.
  5. When you are finished, click the Close (red) button in the top left corner of the System Preferences window.

Changing your Magic Mouse’s scrolling speed

  1. Select the Apple icon  in the top left corner of the screen..
  2. Select System Preferences from the menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, select the Mouse icon.
  4. On the Accessibility Preferences screen, select Pointer Control in the left column.
  5. In the right column, select the Mouse Options button.
  6. In the Mouse Options dialogue box, drag the slider for Scrolling speed to the left to make scrolling slower.
  7. By default, scrolling uses an inertia effect. With this effect enabled the screen carries on scrolling a little further after you stop scrolling the mouse. If you would like to disable this effect so that scrolling stop instantly, select the drop-down menu next to Scrolling and select without inertia.
  8. When you are finished, click the Close (red) button in the top left corner of the System Preferences window.

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.

Third-party mouse instructions

  1. Select the Apple icon  in the top left corner of the screen..
  2. Select System Preferences from the menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, select the Mouse icon.
  4. On the Mouse  screen, adjust the sliders for Tracking speed and Scrolling speed to make your mouse more comfortable to use.
  5. When you are finished, click the Close (red) button in the top left corner of the System Preferences window.

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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