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Changing DPI


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n0ng33k

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Lately I've been having problems with my new mouse I bought yesterday. It's a Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse v2.0, and it has a relatively high DPI compared to my older mouse which was a Microsoft Wheelmouse Optical. I was wondering if there was any way to find out my current DPI and/or change it to 400?

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Neil Jones

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The higher the mouse DPI, the more accurate it is. Higher DPI means greater precision/smoothness for your mouse movement. If it's higher than 400 then that's a good thing, surely? Or do you want to elaborate on the problem in more detail for us please?
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It's not so much a problem as it is a Geeky little preference. I used my old Microsoft 1.1a Wheelmouse for gaming purposes, and have become accustomed to whatever DPI it was (I am quite familiar with DPI settings) I went out and bought this new one, and discovered that the DPI was different, therefore forcing me to adjust numerous settings in my game. If there's no way to change a DPI, I'll just return this one and re-buy the MS 1.1a.
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Change the sensitivity of the mouse in the Control Panel -> Mouse -> Pointer Options or you may be able to change these on a per-program basis by going into its options.
Realistically mouse DPI options are standard across the range where they can't be adjusted manually and changing the option in the Control Panel is the closest one is going to get if the mouse doesn't have its own already.
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