Like many of the other features, you can customize your mouse settings in Windows 10. These settings include the following things:
- How do your mouse buttons function?
- What should be the speed of your mouse pointer?
- How can you change the shape and size of your mouse pointer?
- What should be the scrolling rate of the wheel of your mouse?
In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can easily customize all the mouse settings listed above in Windows 10.
Adjusting Mouse Settings in Windows 10
For adjusting the mouse settings in Windows 10, you need to perform the following steps:
Type control panel in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch a new control panel window. The newly opened Control Panel window is shown in the following image:
Click on the Mouse tab located right at the middle of the window.
As soon as you will click on it, the Mouse Properties window will pop up which is shown in the following image:
In this window, you can see various tabs. We will explore each of them one by one.
Click on the Buttons tab as shown in the image below:
In this tab, you can invert the functions of the mouse buttons by selecting the Left-handed radio button. You can change the double-click speed by moving the speed pointer either towards the slow or towards the fast speed. You can also turn on the Click Lock by checking the checkbox corresponding to the field of “Turn on Click Lock”.
Click on the Pointers tab as shown in the following image:
In this tab, you can select various shapes and schemes for your mouse pointer. You can also enable mouse pointer shadow by checking the checkbox corresponding to the field of “Enable Pointer Shadow”.
Now click on the Pointer Options tab as shown in the image below:
In this tab, you can customize pointer related settings. For example, you can change the speed of pointer by rotating the speed marker towards right or left. You can display pointer trails. You can show or hide the pointer while typing. You can enable your pointer to show up as soon as you press the Ctrl key.
Click on the Wheel tab as shown in the following image:
In this tab, you can control the vertical and horizontal scroll rate of the wheel by giving any value in the corresponding text fields.
Finally, click on the Hardware tab as shown in the image below:
In this tab, you will find all the hardware related information of your mouse. For example, you can know the name, manufacturer and location of your device. You can also know whether your device is working properly or not by checking the Device Status.
In this article, we learned how we could customize various settings of our mouse. You can always change these settings as per your own needs by following the simple steps listed above. You can get back to the default settings by reversing the same procedure.