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How to change trackpad and mouse speed on Mac

Want to customize your cursor tracking and click speed on your computer? Follow along for how to change trackpad and mouse speed on Mac.

No matter if you prefer using a mouse or trackpad with your Mac, it’s useful to customize the settings to be as efficient as possible for you own use.

One tip, if you’d like to increase your tracking speed, but find some of the upper levels too fast, try increasing it just one notch every week or two. Before long you’ll comfortable with the fastest settings.

How to change trackpad and mouse speed on Mac

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click on Mouse or Trackpad
  3. For Mouse, you can customize the tracking, double-click, and scrolling speed
  4. For Trackpad, you can customize tracking speed and pressure sensitivity for click

Here’s how the process looks:

change trackpad mouse speed Mac walkthrough 1

Here’s what you’ll get for Mouse settings:

change trackpad mouse speed Mac walkthrough 2

And here’s how Trackpad settings appear:

change trackpad mouse speed Mac walkthrough 3

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