MS Mouse Pointer Speed Control

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ted B., Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Ted B.

    Ted B. Guest

    When pointer speed is set it remains at that setting until the computer is
    shut down,
    however when I start up the nesxt time the pointer speed is back at the
    original higher setting.
    While this isn't a big problen, it is annoying. Any ideas on a remedy ?
     
    Ted B., Mar 9, 2008
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  2. Ted B.

    jihchiang Guest

    Hi. Ted. Yes and No. When a pointer's speed is set, it remains so UNTIL you
    Reset it, not when your computer is shut down. Open Control Panel , under
    HARDWARE AND SOUND , click MOUSE. Inside the Mouse Properties window ,
    click POINTER OPTIONS. Set the pointer speed then click APPLY first, then
    click OK. Your pointer will remain the same speed you've set until you
    change your mind.
     
    jihchiang, Mar 9, 2008
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  3. Ted B.

    Ted B. Guest

    --
    "jichiang"

    The procedure you describe is what I use.
    The problem is it does not retain the setting on the next start-up.
     
    Ted B., Mar 9, 2008
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  4. Assuming you've made sure you have the latest drivers, it may be picking up
    the default settings on startup and not loading your user settings when you
    logon. You can try the following

    Open Regedit

    Navigate to:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]

    and export to your desktop. Right-click the .reg file & select 'Edit'.
    Change 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' to 'HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT'. Save the modified
    file. Then right-click & select 'Merge'. Shut down & restart & see if that
    helps.

    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
     
    Keith Miller \(MVP\), Mar 9, 2008
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  5. Ted B.

    jihchiang Guest

    Just a longshot. I have a microsoft brand wireless optical mouse. On the
    part that connects to the USB port, there is a button. If I press that, the
    pointer changes speed, from sluggish to zoom. Does yours have such a button
    ?
     
    jihchiang, Mar 9, 2008
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  6. Ted B.

    Ted B. Guest

    --
    Keith;
    Tried your suggestion but can't export file to desktop (Not a path)
    There is a HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT in the registry already.
    Never ventured into the registry before so I'm a little gun-shy.
    I'm currently using a MS wireless Laser 6000 which does not have
    a speed button referred to in the comment after yours.

     
    Ted B., Mar 10, 2008
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  7. You can export the reg file to any location -- I merely suggested the
    Desktop so it could be easily accessed.

    Yes, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT exists in the registry. It contains the settings
    that are in effect on startup, before anyone is logged in. The goal was to
    replace the settings found under:

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Mouse]

    with those from your user profile, found here:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]

    You could manually change the values for 'MouseSensitivity' and 'MouseSpeed'
    under Default to match those under CURRENT_USER.

    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]



     
    Keith Miller \(MVP\), Mar 10, 2008
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  8. Ted B.

    jihchiang Guest

    One more try. Ted, what kind of table top is your mouse resting on ? Is it a
    glass top or very shiny top ? Use a mouse pad, see if that helps. PS. glass
    top or shiny top will get the mouse go beserk.
     
    jihchiang, Mar 10, 2008
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  9. Ted B.

    Ted B. Guest

    Keith:
    Both user and default showed "0" for speed.
    I changed the value in default and restarted to find a slower mouse speed.
    Thanks for the help.
    Ted


     
    Ted B., Mar 10, 2008
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  10. Ted B.

    Ted B. Guest

    Jihchaing:
    Found the cure in the registry.
    Thanks for trying to help.
    Ted
     
    Ted B., Mar 10, 2008
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  11. You're welcome. Glad it's sorted.

    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]



     
    Keith Miller \(MVP\), Mar 10, 2008
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  12. I am having the same problem. When I shutdown, or reboot the Operating
    System, the default mouse speed in the Pointer Options tab reverts to the
    middle setting point, and the "Enhance Pointer Precision" setting unchecks
    itself.

    I have tried to look through the registry at the settings, and match the
    Current User setting to the All Users setting, but the problem is, when I
    make the setting changes in the control panel, it does not update the
    registry. I believe this is a flaw with the Operating System, and has
    absolutely nothing to do with "Driver Version".

    It should not require fiddling with the registry to make simple changes to
    settings, the entire reason there is a control panel in the first place. I
    haven't been happy with Vista since I got it, and this just adds to my
    dissatisfaction with this Operating System, as a whole.

    So, my question is, what value should I put into the registry under Mouse
    Speed, to get the slider to remain all the way at the Fast setting after I
    reboot. Also what values would I put under Threshold 1, and Threshold 2, to
    "Enhance Pointer Precision, seeing that the control panel fails to make these
    registry entries.
     
    Stray Mongrel, May 14, 2008
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  13. Ted B.

    Ted B. Guest

    Stray Mongrel:

    Been waiting for someone to reply to your post with a solution because I
    still have the same problem. thought it was fixed when I changed the registry
    entry as suggested but it is still neccessary to resaet the speed every time
    at boot up or restart, which is a real pain in the butt. I would have thought
    that there would have been a reply from MS buy now, but it sounds like your
    estimation of them is on track. I switched to MS because of the almost
    non-existant service from Logitech now I'm wondering if there is a company
    out there who stands behind there product and gives a damn about there
    customers.

    Ted B.
     
    Ted B., Jun 1, 2008
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