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Mouse too slow! - creative solutions welcome

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Old June 26th 13, 11:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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Default Mouse too slow! - creative solutions welcome

I know this reply is coming to you ten years later, but the simple rule of thumb when it comes to hardware issues is this.

If the motherboard is OK and the software is OK (im guessing you reinstalled at least once) the its the hardware itself.

From the future,

On Saturday, January 11, 2003 1:50:10 PM UTC-6, K.G. wrote:
When I move the mouse the mouse cursor moves 10% or 15% slower then I
want it to. This seems to be specific to XP - 98 and 2000 give me
satisfactory speed via the mouse control panel with the same hardware.

There's gotta be a registry tweak, software update, control panel, or
general hack out there to get your mouse cursor to move faster then the
control panel will take you. Help!!!

Attempted fixes:

* Changing the pointer speed in the mouse control panel - I've got it
cranked all the way up and it's still not fast enough.

* Checking/un-checking the "Enhance pointer precision" button - Yeah it
changes the ballistics but it doesn't make the cursor move any faster.

* Changing mice, drivers & adaptor type - I think I've ruled out a mouse
hardware problem. I tried a Microsoft Natural PS2, a Logitech Optical
Wheel Mouse on PS2 and USB, an old Logitech trackball on PS2, and a
Microsoft Trackball Optical on PS2 and USB. Each one of these I tried
with Logitech, XP included, and Intellipoint 4.1 drivers.

* Selecting "High" acceleration in the Logitech control panel - Like
changing "Enhance pointer precision" this changes ballistics. The
problem is that high acceleration makes the mouse far more unwieldy and,
imho, less precise. It also doesn't change the basic speed of the
pointer for programs that ignore acceleration - such as Warcraft III for

* Changing the motherboard - I recently upgraded the motherboard, but
the mouse was slow on the old one under XP as well.

* Changing the "sensitivity" value in the registry when using Microsoft
drivers - Tried setting it at several values well over 20 with no
apparent effect, even after rebooting.

* Changing the "mousespeedX" and "mousespeedY" values in the registry
when using Logitech drivers - Yup, I even went as far as to figure out
what the registry speed values were for Logitech drivers. By this point
I was getting pretty peeved. Same deal as the Microsoft drivers, no
apparent effect, even after rebooting.

* Changing mouse settings using TweakUI - For about two seconds I
thought I saw a glimmer of hope. TweakUI lets you change menu speed,
double clicking, dragging, hovering, and wheel scroll... but it doesn't
let you crank up the mouse cursor speed. Doh!

* Changing PS2 settings in the BIOS - this was a good idea posted a
couple weeks ago. I tried messing with the PS2 settings there...
fiddled with the IRQs and turning autodetect off and on. It didn't have
any effect on pointer speed, though.

Basic system description:
AthlonXP, GEforce 4, 21" monitor (usually set to 1600x1200)

I've seen a few other postings here about slow mouse problems. To all
others with this problem, what is your system like? Maybe we can narrow
it down to something in common. Is this specific to Athlon
motherboards? Is it only a problem for those running in 16x12?



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