What Is Mouse DPI And How To Change Mouse DPI?

In this tutorial, find out what is the DPI of your mouse and how to increase its sensitivity. The DPI (Dot Per Inch), or PPP (Point Per Inch), of a mouse determines its sensitivity. The higher the DPI of your mouse, the less you have to move it to move your cursor from one point to another on your screen.

What Is Mouse DPI And How To Change Mouse DPI?

What is Mouse DPI And How To Change Mouse DPI?

A sensitive mouse especially benefits gamers and graphic designers, more inclined to work on large screens. Generally, players adjust the DPI of their mouse between 1600 and 2800 DPI.

If you think your mouse is not responsive enough, and you want to change its DPI, then follow this tutorial.

Check the manufacturer’s specifications

The first thing we advise you to do is to look online for the data sheet of your mouse. Unless it is a unmarked mouse, then there is a good chance you will find it, its DPI will be indicated there. It can also be written on its instructions for use.

Our mouse, Treknet, SKU: M003, supports 2400, 1500 and 1000 DPI.

Install drivers

Unless you have an unmarked mouse, which relies only on the Windows mouse driver, we recommend that you download the appropriate driver from the manufacturer’s site. You will have the possibility to set the DPI of your mouse.

Also, on some mouse models, like ours, you only need to use the button dedicated to the DPI setting, it is thus possible to modify it in one click.

Use an online DPI calculator

If you still can not find the DPI of your mouse, then use an online DPI analyzer.

To do this, first go to the Windows settings of your mouse, Control Panel → Hardware and Sound → Mouse , and click the Pointer Options tab .

Clear the Enhance Pointer Precision check box , otherwise the acceleration will make the measurement unnecessary, finally confirm with Apply and OK .

If you have installed a mouse driver, make sure that the pointer acceleration is also disabled.

Now, go to the DPI Analyzer page to measure the approximate distance you need to move your mouse so that the pointer goes from the left of the screen to the right.

Enter the distance in the Target distance field and choose the desired unit (cm or inches). Since you do not know the DPI of your mouse, you can not put a value in the Configured DPI field .

Now, click on the red target at the bottom of the page and drag it to the right, moving your mouse to the distance you specified in Target Distance . No need to go fast, you must be precise.

It does not matter if the pointer goes beyond your browser window, but make sure it does not reach the edge of the screen.

When you release your mouse button, a number will appear in the Actual DPI field . It indicates the approximate value of the DPI to which your mouse is currently set.

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