Windows 11 and 10: How to Change Touchpad Sensitivity?

As far as Windows 11/10 laptops are concerned, if your laptop’s touchpad is too sensitive or has low sensitivity, you can decrease or increase its sensitivity according to your preferences. In spite of how sensitive your laptop’s touchpad is, if it is not set properly, you could have difficulty using it.

This growupwindows article will guide you through the process of changing the touchpad sensitivity on your Windows 11/10 computer in a few simple steps.

How to Adjust Touchpad Sensitivity on Windows 11 Settings?

In order to adjust the touchpad sensitivity on Windows 11 using Settings, follow these steps:-

Step 1. In order to get started, you need to open Settings.

The easiest way to do this is to use the Windows + I hotkey.

Step 2. Upon opening the Settings screen on your laptop, make sure to select the “Bluetooth and devices” category from the left sidebar that appears when the Settings window appears.

Step 3. Click the Touchpad tile on the right side of “Bluetooth & devices.”

Step 4. As a next step, click on the Taps to expand the menu.

Step 5. Using the drop-down menu Touchpad sensitivity on the right, you can change the sensitivity level of your touchpad and choose one of the available sensitivity levels as follows:-

  • Most sensitive
  • High sensitivity
  • Medium sensitivity
  • Low sensitivity

You can now close the settings app.

How to Change Touchpad Sensitivity on Windows 10 using Settings?

In order to adjust or change the touchpad sensitivity on Windows 10 using the Settings app, follow the steps below:-

Step 1. The first thing you need to do is open the Windows Settings application.

Step 2. After that, click on the Devices category.

Step 3. Select the Touchpad option under the Devices after that.

Step 4. There is a drop-down menu located on the opposite side of the Touchpad, under the Taps section, where you can choose one of the options as per your requirements. The options include:-

  • Most Sensitive
  • High Sensitivity
  • Medium Sensitivity
  • Low sensitivity

That’s it. As soon as the setting is made, it should be applied immediately.

How to Adjust Touchpad Sensitivity via Registry Editor in Windows 11 or 10?

In order to change or adjust the touchpad sensitivity in Windows 11 or 10, you will need to tweak the Registry as follows:-

Step 1. In the very beginning, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, you should navigate to the following key on the left side of the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad

Step 3. Double-click the AAPThreshold REG_DWORD that is located on the right side of the PrecisionTouchPad folder in order to edit it.

Step 4. You will need to enter one of the following numbers in the “Value data” field:-

  • 0: Most Sensitive
  • 1: High Sensitivity
  • 2: Medium Sensitivity
  • 3: Low sensitivity

Step 5. Click OK.

Step 6. To make sure that these changes are effective, you will need to reboot your device.

How to Change Touchpad Sensitivity on Windows 11 or 10 using Control Panel?

If you are using Windows 11 or 10 and you wish to adjust or change Touchpad Sensitivity using the Control Panel, then you need to follow these steps:-

Step 1. Very first, open Control Panel.

Step 2. Afterward, click on the Hardware and Sound category on the left side of your screen.

Step 3. Once the “Devices and Printers” section appears, click on Mouse under the “Devices and Printers” heading.

Step 4. Switch to the Pointer Options tab of the Mouse Properties dialog box.

Step 5. You must hold the slider under the Motion section and drag it to the left if you wish to slow the mouse sensitivity and to the right if you wish to increase the mouse sensitivity.

Step 6. Click Apply.

Step 7. Click OK.

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