How to Speed Up the Touchpad Mouse

A laptop’s touchpad is highly customizable, and it enables a mobile professional to get work done without needing a flat surface for an attachable mouse. By default, Windows 7 sets the touchpad and button speed at a medium setting, which may prove too slow for your needs. If you’re not satisfied with your touchpad’s speed, you can adjust the pad and button sensitivity in the Mouse applet in the Control Panel.

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    Click the Windows "Start" button and select “Control Panel.” Type “mouse” (without quotation marks) in the Search field at the upper-right corner of the window.

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    Click “Mouse” when it appears in the search results on the left.

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    Click the “Buttons” tab and move the “Double-click speed” slider under to the right until you’re satisfied with your double-click speed. You can test out the speed by double-clicking the folder icon to the right of the slider. The folder opens and closes in response to double-clicks.

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    Click “Apply” to make the changes permanent.

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    Click the “Pointer Options” tab and move the “Motion” slider to the right until your touchpad cursor operates at the speed you like. The Enhance Pointer Precision features increase cursor accuracy during slow movements. Check the box to enable this function.

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    Click the “Apply” button.