How to Change Touchpad Cursor Speed in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change the touchpad cursor speed in Windows 11.

If you see your touchpad cursor or pointer shooting across the screen faster than you’re moving your fingers, it might be related to pointer precision. Windows allows you to change the touchpad cursor speed if it’s moving too fast or too slow.

Windows allows users to change these settings from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyances.

Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpaduse touchpad gesturesturn off touchpad clickstap touchpad with a singer finger to single-clickenable two fingers on touchpad to right-clicktap twice and drag to multi-select item or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.

Below is how to change a touchpad cursor speed in Windows 11.

How to change a touchpad cursor speed in Windows 11

As mentioned above, if you see your touchpad cursor or pointer shooting across the screen faster than you’re moving your fingers, it might be related to pointer precision.

Below is how to change the speed of the touchpad cursor in Window 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices and select the Touchpad tile on the right.

adjust touchpad sensitivity windows 11

On the Bluetooth & devices > Touchpad settings pane, under Gestures & interaction, select the Cursor speed tile.

Hovering the pointer over the slider will display the current speed (1 to 10). The default speed is set to 5.

Select and drag the slider to the desire speed and release.

windows 11 change touchpad cursor speed

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change the touchpad cursor speed in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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