How to change your mouse dpi or adjust mouse sensitivity

By | December 23, 2020

DPI (dots per inch) refers to the measuring of your mouse sensitivity, and for a gamer and/or photo editor changing your mouse DPI as per your adjustment is absolutely crucial.

Find how to change your mouse dpi and improve your mouse performance to improve your gaming and photo editing skills.

What is Mouse DPI?

On a computer mouse, DPI is an acronym for Dots Per Inch. Mouse DPI determines the mouse sensitivity. By changing the mouse DPI in the mouse settings, You can change and instantly adjust the pointer speed as per your convenience.

In simple terms, if you have a higher mouse DPI, your mouse pointer speed will also be faster. The higher the mouse dpi the quicker the mouse cursor will move on a screen. Thus it is very important to have an optimal mouse dpi so that the mouse cursor does not scroll across the whole screen when you accidentally touch the mouse.

Also read: What is Cpi vs Dpi

If you are looking to change the mouse DPI go to the mouse setting on your computer. You can change the mouse DPI normally by the mouse settings in your computer. Mouse-like Logitech G502 has the on-the-fly DPI button on the mouse itself. Follow these steps to change mouse dpi using the on-the-fly button.

Step 1: Locate the on-the-fly DPI button on your mouse. It is there on the top bottom side of your mouse.

Where is the on the fly button on mouse

Step 2: Press or slide the button to adjust your mouse DPI.

Step 3: You will receive a notification request to change your mouse dpi on your monitor.

If you have a mouse that does not have an on-the-fly Dpi button follow these steps to change the mouse dpi.

How to Change mouse DPI in the mouse setting

Step 1: Open Control Panel on your computer and click View by Small icons or View by Large icons.

Step 2: Select Mouse to open Mouse Properties.

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Step 3: Click the Pointer Options tab.

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Step: 4: From the Motion section, drag the slider to select a pointer speed for the mouse.

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Step 5: Untick the box next to Enhance pointer precision.

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Note: Step 5 is an optional step. Depending on how fast you move the mouse, the mouse pointer moves on different lengths due to Pointer precision which is negative for gamers. So I would recommend disabling it. 

Step 6: After selecting a pointer speed which suits you best to go ahead and Test your mouse movements.

Step 7: Once you have finalized an optimal pointer speed click on apply and select ok to save the settings. 

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