1. Open the Control Panel on your computer. To do this, go to the Start menu, select “Control Panel” and then click the icon to open it. On some versions of Windows, you may need to select “View by Category” or “View by Large Icons” to see the Control Panel.
2. Find the link for “Mouse” in the Control Panel, usually located in the Hardware and Sound category. You may also need to select “Hardware and Devices” if available.
3. Once you open the Mouse settings, you will find a variety of options that affect how your mouse behaves on your computer. Options available will vary depending on the type of mouse you are using.
4. You can adjust the pointer speed, which affects how quickly the mouse cursor moves across the screen when you move the mouse. You can also select whether you want a double-click to be required when selecting items on your computer and the speed of a double-click.
5. You can also set the scrolling speed of your mouse wheel, as well as select the number of lines scrolled per notch when you turn the wheel.
6. If you have an optical mouse, you can adjust the pointer shadow size and color. This feature helps you more easily identify the mouse cursor on the display.
7. You have the option to enable “enhance pointer precision,” a feature that can help make your mouse movements smoother, though this may not be available in all versions of Windows.
8. There are other features you can change in the Mouse Properties, including the various buttons on your mouse and the sensitivity of each one. You can also select the “Snap to” feature, which forces the mouse cursor to jump to certain points on the screen when you reach them with the mouse.
9. Click “OK” to save your changes and exit the Mouse Properties window. Your altered settings will be applied immediately.
10. You can also open the “Additional Mouse Options” in the Mouse Properties window to adjust further advanced features, such as enabling or disabling a virtual mouse wheel and setting pointer trails.