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How To Change Mouse Sensitivity Using Shortcuts (Windows)

NOTE!! The development of this “Mouse Accuracy software” has been discontinued

This is something I always wanted to do, control my mouse sensitivity on the fly using shortcuts, I am assuming I am not alone (since you are here), you’re probably thinking the exact same thing, how great would it be if I could change sensitivity using shortcuts, and after using this program for almost a year I can tell you it’s great!.

When I wrote this program a year ago I couldn’t imagine that the difference between the built-in Windows settings and this program will be that vast. Using The mouse acceleration program makes the mouse movement so smooth and accurate, that it makes a huge difference, you can move across an entire screen would almost no effort and still maintain accuracy, now that’s great.

To be honest one of the reasons this program was even born is the poor built-in mouse controls of Windows, you simply can’t get a good accuracy would it, and the acceleration option was implemented in a way that took too much effort to move the pointer on large screens, I wanted short smooth movements that get me anywhere fast.

Change Mouse Sensitivity Using Shortcuts

Still trying to figure out why the old design had an inaccurate slider while the new design completely removed the “Enhanced Pointer Precision”. the settings that were provided by Windows didn’t fit how I wanted to work with the mouse, I needed better control of mouse sensitivity and acceleration.

Mouse Sensitivity Program

After months of using the app for private use, I’ve decided to release the Mouse Accuracy App as a program for other people that want to change the mouse sensitivity using shortcuts, with the app you can quickly decrease, or increase the mouse sensitivity, and acceleration.

One thing to remember as you use the app, the changes the Mouse Accuracy App makes in speed, sensitivity, and acceleration are temporary, once you close the app the mouse settings will return to what they were before.

Program Settings

Recommended Settings For Creatives

This is a tailor-made setting and the one I use the most. This mouse setting CAN’T be created/reached by Windows built-in mouse setting, rather it’s customized programmatically, this customization of the mouse movement gives you the perfect balance between closing large distances fast and accuracy in short distances. Using this setting you will see a huge difference in the way your mouse moves.

This recommended setting gives you excellent accuracy, with the least effort, and strain on your hand.

Manual Sensitivity Setting

the manual setting lets you start your adjustments from your original mouse settings as a base, from that base you can use shortcuts to accurately adjust the mouse sensitivity and acceleration to the one that best matches the task you are currently working on.

The setting lets you perform fine manual control through the entire range of the setting’s

Mouse Accuracy Settings

Change Mouse Sensitivity Using Shortcuts

When using the app you can adjust the mouse sensitivity and acceleration on-the-fly by using these Windows shortcuts.

  • (+) key – Pressing the Numpad plus key increases the mouse sensitivity (faster movement).
  • (-) key – Pressing the Numpad minus key decreases the mouse sensitivity (slower movement).
  • (*) key – Pressing the Numpad multiplication key will turn the mouse acceleration off/on, this determines whether the mouse moves in a linear (constant movement), or using a function that takes into consideration the acceleration of the mouse, in any case, this setting is not the same as the one provided by Windows, this option is tailored for accurate movements on large screens, and is amazing for 1920px (Full HD) and above.

Disable shortcuts

After you done fine-tuning your mouse sensitivity you might want to disable the shortcuts created by app to return the plus(+), minus(-), asterisk(*) keys to their normal use. With this setting you can disable or enable the shortcuts that control the mouse.

Start with Windows

This setting is pretty self-explanatory, it lets you control whether the app should load with windows. When checked the accuracy app loads at Windows startup.

F.A.Q’s

How do I install the application?

The application is a regular windows software, to install it you double-click the icon, then follow the instructions in the installer. From that point, you will be able to change mouse sensitivity using the shortcuts listed above.

I Have DPI Control In My Mouse, What’s The Difference?

The mouse accuracy app lets you control accuracy to a far greater extent, even If your mouse has a DPI control button, in addition, it adds this functionality to any mouse regardless of a DPI button or not.

The Mouse Accuracy application customizes the settings specifically for smooth and accurate movement (especially on high DPI/ high resolution screens), these settings cannot be reached by the Windows mouse interface, and the DPI button on your mouse does not affect those settings.

Will it work in Maya, Cinema 4D, 3D Max, Photoshop, and other applications?

Yes, When the application works you will get a yellow icon in the system tray, as long as the application is running all Its functionalities will be applied, once you exit the application the original settings will be restored.

Will it work inside fully immersive games?

Not likely, you need to remember that games integrity is one of the concerns of game developers, fully immersive games do not let you you change mouse accuracy by an external software and has measures to detect such a change, to prevent cheating.

This program is not intended to be used in fully immersive games (Doom, Assassins Creed, CyberPunk 2077, GTA etc.), browser-based games where the mouse is controlled directly through the operating system should work.

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