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How to fix random mouse sensitivity changes in Windows 10

While mice and keyboards help while working with a desktop or laptop, the mouse sometimes gets touchy. Mouse sensitivity, also called cursor speed, plays an important role when users navigate the user interface on their computer screen

Several users have complained that the mouse sensitivity changed randomly in Windows, causing difficulties in pointing and clicking at the desired position.

Fix random mouse sensitivity changes in Windows 10

The random change in mouse sensitivity could lead to two problems. One where the mouse pointer moves slower and the other where it moves faster than you want it to. Both can be disorienting and cause you to select the wrong file or hit the wrong option.

There are a few ways to fix random changes in mouse sensitivity in Windows 10.

Let's start.

Common workarounds

Here are some solutions to common input device problems. We'll keep it short and simple so you can quickly take a look and move on if you've already tried them.

  • Unplug the mouse and plug it back in.
  • Use the mouse with another computer to check if it works.
  • Try another USB port on your computer.

Mouse settings

Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings app. Find the mouse settings in the search bar and select to open it.

Step 2: Adjust the slider under the Cursor Speed ​​section. All changes are reflected in real time.

There are other mouse-related options that you can explore.

Step 3: Some advanced peripheral companies include a dedicated application for use with the mouse. In addition to allowing you more granular control over mouse sensitivity, you can reassign button functions, manage LED light, and create profiles. Sometimes it might conflict with your system settings.

Check if you have one installed. If it does, test the mouse sensitivity and the 'Pointer Accuracy' setting to make sure everything is in order.

Disable Improve pointer precision

Don't confuse this with pointer precision settings in a third-party app for your mouse. Instead, you will find these settings in the Control Panel.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to open Windows search, type Control Panel and then click it to open.

Step 2: Find Mouse in the Control Panel search bar and select Change mouse settings.

Step 3: Disable Improve pointer precision on the Pointer Options tab.

Troubleshoot hardware and devices

Windows 10 comes with a troubleshooter that can help and fix various common problems faced by users. You can access it from the Windows Settings app. However, you can run this troubleshooter from CMD (command prompt).

Step 1: Press Windows key + I to open Windows search and type CMD. Click on the Run as administrator option to open it with administrator rights.

Step 2: Type the command below and hit Enter to execute it.

msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic

Step 3: Select the Apply repairs automatically option and click Next to continue. The troubleshooter will run and fix the mouse sensitivity error or come back with more instructions.

Update, uninstall and reinstall the mouse drivers

Drivers help the Windows operating system connect and communicate with a hardware device. You can manage the drivers from the Device Manager, where you will see the drivers listed for all hardware devices, including 'Mice and other pointing devices'.

Run SFC and DISM Scan

The SFC Command finds and fixes corrupt system files. The DISM command is used to service a Windows image. Both are command line tools and together they can help with some Windows related problems.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to open Windows search and search for CMD. Select Run as administrator to open the command prompt with administrator rights.

Step 2: Give the following commands one at a time.

DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Scanhealth

DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth

DISM.exe / online / cleanup-image / startcomponentcleanup

sfc / scannow

Adjust system settings

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to start the Run prompt, type msconfig.exe and hit Enter.

Step 2: On the General tab, select Load System Services and Load Startup Items and then click Apply and OK to save the settings

Date update on 2021-09-06. Date published on 2021-09-06. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: tecnotuto