How to Change Mouse Pointer Speed on Windows 11

Changing the mouse pointer speed in Windows 11 can help you achieve a more comfortable and efficient user experience, especially if you find the default speed too slow or too fast. This guide will walk you through the steps to adjust your mouse pointer speed using the Settings app.


The mouse pointer speed determines how fast the pointer moves on the screen when you move your mouse. Adjusting this speed can make your interactions with the computer more precise and comfortable. Follow these steps to change the mouse pointer speed in Windows 11.

Step 1: Open Settings

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Click on the Settings icon (gear icon). Alternatively, press Win + I to open the Settings app directly.

Step 2: Navigate to Mouse Settings

  1. In the Settings app, click on Bluetooth & devices in the left-hand sidebar.
  2. Click on Mouse in the Bluetooth & devices menu.

Step 3: Adjust Mouse Pointer Speed

  1. Under the Mouse settings, you will see a slider labeled Mouse pointer speed.
  2. Adjust the slider to increase or decrease the pointer speed. Moving the slider to the right will increase the speed, while moving it to the left will decrease the speed.

Additional Tips

  • Test the Speed: After adjusting the slider, move your mouse around to test the new speed. Continue to adjust the slider until you find a speed that feels comfortable and precise.
  • Advanced Settings: For more advanced mouse settings, you can click on Additional mouse settings at the bottom of the Mouse settings page. This will open the Mouse Properties dialog box, where you can further customize settings such as pointer precision and double-click speed.


You have successfully learned how to change the mouse pointer speed in Windows 11. By adjusting the pointer speed, you can achieve a more comfortable and efficient user experience. Regularly check and adjust your settings as needed to maintain optimal performance and comfort.