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Subject: Increasing mouse sensitivity
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: aiannaccone-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2006 15:33 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2006 14:33 PST
Question ID: 773290
Win XP's control panel allows you to modify the mouse pointer's speed.
 I would like to make my mouse pointer move even faster than the max
option they give.  Where can I find a hack to do this?

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 13 Oct 2006 16:38 PDT
Take a look at this and let me know if it suits your purpose:

Microsoft PowerToys - Tweak UI

You can tweak the behavior of your mouse with more options than are
available through the default Mouse applet in Control Panel.

Download Tweak UI here:

This may also interest you:

Looking forward to your clarification.

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by aiannaccone-ga on 19 Oct 2006 18:02 PDT
While TweakUI is a useful tool, it doesn't seem to solve my exact
problem.  I followed the instructions in the third link, but it
doesn't seem to have much (if any) effect.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Increasing mouse sensitivity
From: ivorytowers-ga on 13 Oct 2006 15:48 PDT
If your mouse is PS/2, the following tweak will give you smoother mouse movement.

*Drill into Device Manager via Control Panel > System > Hardware >
Device Manager and scroll to your mouse device.

*Under Advanced Setting set the sample rate to 200.
Subject: Re: Increasing mouse sensitivity
From: akifbayram-ga on 16 Oct 2006 14:50 PDT
Using regedit, I noticed that three settings in the registry
correlated to changes in the speed setting of mouse control panel:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelMouseMouseSpeed
HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelMouseMouseThreshold1
HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelMouseMouseThreshold2

The MouseSpeed key maxes at 2 from control panel, and increasing this
above 2 will cause the mouse to slow down (doesn`t accept values above
2). The mouse speed is really a multiplier for MouseThreshold1 and
MouseThreshold2, which correlate to acceleration.

do this for maximum speed:
1) Use regedit to set MouseSpeed equal to 2
2) set MouseThreshold1 to 0
3) set MouseThreshold2 to 0

You may want to set MouseThreshold1 and 2 a little higher than 0 if
your pointer becomes a little too jumpy on the screen, but make sure
that MouseThreshold2 is greater or equal to MouseThreshold1, and all
three of these are integer values.

for more info on acceleration, read this URL:

Akif Bayram

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