Mac: Mouse Too Slow?

By Xah Lee. Date:

The mouse on Mac OS X is often too slow, even if you have used the Preference pane to set the tracking speed to the fastest. You can fix this. Start, then type:

defaults read -g

The above will show your current scaling value. To make it faster, do:

defaults write -g 5

You need to re-login for this to take effect.

Or, better is actually to get a gaming mouse, which has very high DPI, or get a trackball.


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