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Turn On or Off Mouse Pointer Trails in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can turn on to display pointer trails to see where the mouse is moving on the screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off displaying mouse pointer trails for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Pointer Location when Press CTRL Key in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

Windows 11 gives you a fast way to find your mouse pointer by circling it when you press the Ctrl key.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show location of the pointer when the Ctrl key is pressed for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Pointer Snap To Default Button in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

To speed up the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, you can turn on the Snap To mouse properties option to Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the pointer Snap To default button option for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

Enhance pointer precision¬†is a form of pointer acceleration that determines how fast the pointer moves in response to movements of the mouse. Enhance pointer precision makes the pointer work more accurately when you’re moving the mouse slowly, but it can make the pointer less precise in other situations. Your mileage may vary.

The MouseSpeed, MouseThreshold1, and MouseThreshold2 string values in the HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse key in Registry Editor determine when and to what extent cursor speed accelerates when the pointer moves rapidly.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off enhance pointer precision for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Mouse ClickLock in Windows 11

ClickLock enables you to highlight or drag items without holding down the mouse button.

When ClickLock is turned on, you would briefly press the¬†primary mouse button¬†on an item until the click is “locked”. You can now highlight or drag the item without having to hold down the mouse button. To release, you would press the primary mouse button again.

If needed, you can adjust how long (ClickLockTime) you need to hold down the mouse button before your click is “locked”.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Mouse ClickLock and change the ClickLockTime for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Double-click Speed in Windows 11

You can double-click on an item to open it by default in Windows.

The mouse double-click speed is how quickly you must click the mouse button to perform a double-click.

Some people double-click slower or faster than others, and each mouse may not always reactive the same.

If you find the mouse double-click speed too sensitive (fast) or not sensitive enough (slow), you can adjust the mouse double-click speed to what works best for you.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse double-click speed for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Time to Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse Pointer in Windows 11

By default in Windows, you need to click/tap on a window to make it active and bring it into focus.

If you turn on Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer, you can activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for a half second (500 ms) by default.

If you like, you can change the timeout delay to what you want for how long you need to hover over a window before it activates.

This tutorial will show you how to change the timeout to activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse Pointer in Windows 11

By default in Windows, you need to click/tap on a window to make it active and bring it into focus.

If wanted, you can turn on to activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for a half second (500 ms).

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Windows 11

You can change to roll the mouse wheel to scroll Multiple lines at a time or One screen at a time.

Multiple lines at a time allows you to set the number of lines the screen will scroll for each notch of mouse wheel movement.

One screen at a time allows you to scroll an entire screen of text for each notch of the mouse wheel.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse wheel scroll speed for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Primary Mouse Button in Windows 11

The primary mouse button is used for functions such as selecting and dragging.

You can change the primary mouse button to be the left or right button.

This tutorial will show you how to change the primary mouse button for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Pointer Speed in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves if it is moving too slow or fast for you.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse pointer speed for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Pointer Style, Color, and Size in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can change the mouse pointer style, color, and size to make it easier to see in Windows 11.

This tutorial will show you how to change mouse pointer style, color, and size for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Use Pen as Mouse in Windows 11

You can pair a pen via Bluetooth to connect the pen with your Windows 11 PC and use with the pen menu.

You can customize what your pen does and how it works with your PC.

For example, you can choose to use your pen as a mouse. This allows your pen to behave like a mouse instead of scrolling or panning the screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off using your pen as a mouse for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Hover Time in Windows 11

The mouse hover time is the time in milliseconds that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered over an item before an event happens. For example:

The default mouse hover time is 400 milliseconds, but you can change this time if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse hover time for an auto select or open event for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

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