Your mouse polling rate is how often your mouse is sending information to your computer. A higher polling rate means that your mouse is sending information to your computer more often, which can result in a smoother cursor movement. You can usually change your mouse polling rate in your mouse’s software settings.
What is the mouse polling rate?
Mouse polling rate is the number of times per second your mouse reports its position to your computer. A higher polling rate can result in a smoother, more responsive mouse experience, while a lower polling rate can save on processing power and result in a slightly laggy mouse.
Why change your mouse polling rate?
There are a few reasons why you might want to change your mouse polling rate. Firstly, if you are a competitive gamer, then you will want to ensure that your mouse is polling as fast as possible so that you have the advantage over your opponents. Secondly, if you find that your mouse is not responding as quickly as you would like, then increasing the polling rate may help. Finally, some people simply prefer a higher or lower polling rate for personal preference.
How to change your mouse polling rate
If you’re a gamer, you know that a high polling rate is important for having a smooth gaming experience. A high polling rate means that your mouse is sending information to your computer more frequently, which can result in a more responsive cursor.
On Windows, the mouse polling rate is set in the Windows mouse settings. To change the setting, open the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound > Mouse. Click on the Pointer Options tab and you’ll see a slider labelled “Mouse pointer speed”. Drag the slider to the left to decrease the mouse polling rate or to the right to increase it.
Using the Control Panel
The first method we’re going to show you involves using the Windows Control Panel. If you’re running Windows 10, this is the quickest and easiest method.
- Right-click on the Start button and select Control Panel from the menu.
- In the Control Panel, double-click on Mouse.
- In the Mouse Properties window, click on the Pointer Options tab.
- Under Motion, you’ll see a slider that allows you to adjust your mouse’s polling rate. The setting is measured in Hertz, so if it’s set to 1000Hz, it means your mouse is reporting its position 1000 times per second, or once every millisecond
Using a Registry Editor
Open the Registry Editor by pressing ⊞ Win+R and then type “regedit” into the Run dialog. Click “OK” to open Registry Editor. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
You can change your mouse’s polling rate on a Mac. This is how often the mouse reports its position to the computer. A higher polling rate means that the mouse is reporting its position more frequently, and a lower polling rate means that it is reporting its position less frequently.
To change your mouse’s polling rate on macOS, open the “System Preferences” window. Click on “Mouse.”Click on the “Pointer Speed” slider and move it to the left to decrease the polling rate or to the right to increase the polling rate.
Using the System Preferences
Open System Preferences and click on “Universalaccess.”
Click on the “Mouse & Trackpad” tab.
Scroll down to the “Tracking Speed” section.
Click on the drop-down menu and select your desired polling rate.
Using a Terminal Command
First, you’ll need to open a terminal window. On a Mac, this is done by pressing Command + Space and typing “Terminal” into the Spotlight search bar. On Windows, you can search for “cmd” in the Start Menu.
Once you have a terminal open, type the following command and press Enter:
defaults write -g com.apple.mouse.scaling -float 3
This will change your mouse’s polling rate to 1000hz.
In conclusion, you can change your mouse polling rate by going into your mouse settings and adjusting the polling rate.