How To Change Mouse Sensitivity Using Shortcuts (Windows)
Windows Notoriously Poor Mouse Settings
This is something I always wanted to be able 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 mouse sensitivity using shortcuts, and after using this program for almost a year I can tell you it’s great!! I find myself using this program every day.
When I wrote this program a year ago I thought it would be a “nice to have”, but after using it all this time the difference between the built-in mouse settings, and the app are so vast that I simply can’t use the computer without it. While the program is great, it is the poor job done in the built-in Windows settings that pushed the process of creating this program.
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.
The Mouse Accuracy App
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 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.
There is no way for me to let you know when a new version comes out, so if you want to be informed when a new version is out, register below for new version updates.
Mouse Accuracy App
To have these functionalities and the shortcuts, download the latest version of the app, Mouse Accuracy App supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7 , Enjoy
Change Mouse Sensitivity Using Shortcuts
When using the Mouse Accuracy App you can adjust the mouse sensitivity and acceleration on-the-fly you 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 identical to the default one provided by Windows.
Important!! to use the shortcuts above you will need the app -> Download app
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 ones with DPI control, in addition, it adds this functionality to any mouse regardless if you own a mouse with a DPI control functionality or without.
The Mouse Accuracy application customizes the settings specifically for creative work, 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 creative 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.