Adjusting mouse cursor speed can be beneficial for users who feel the default cursor movement is too slow or too fast. By customizing the tracking speed, users can enhance their productivity and achieve more precision in their tasks.

macOS offers straightforward options to tweak the cursor speed, allowing users to set the cursor to their desired tracking speed. These settings are easily accessible within the System Preferences application and apply to both wireless and wired mice connected to the Mac.

Whether you are using a standard Apple mouse or a third-party device, the steps below will guide you in adjusting the cursor speed to suit your needs.

Steps to change mouse cursor speed in macOS:

  1. Open the Apple menu located at the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Click on Mouse.
  4. Adjust the slider next to Tracking Speed to change the cursor speed.
  5. Test the cursor speed by moving the mouse and observing the cursor's movement on the screen.
  6. Once satisfied with the speed, close the System Preferences window.
  7. If you're using a third-party mouse, you might need additional software provided by the manufacturer to make specific adjustments.
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