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Windows 7: Software options to better control mouse precision?

22 Nov 2015   #1
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Software options to better control mouse precision?

I purchased a HP BR376AA mouse to replace one with a bad button. Even though this mouse has specific drivers, they really only control the extra buttons and scroll wheel. Pointer speed is still handled by the default Windows mouse driver. I can't get this thing setup to a point I like- it's either too slow to too fast. Leaving "enhanced pointer precision" checked helps some but it's still too slow or too fast, the main problem being that while it's fine if I move the mouse slowly, moving if faster flicks that pointer at a faster speed and moves it farther. This has caused me to accidentally click the X button in Firefox a few times while trying to use the side slider to move up a page because the pointer gets thrown into the corner. Leaving that unchecked makes things worse, since now the mouse moves too slow and too short.

Even playing Doom in two separate source ports, it still feels the same- too slow or too fast, never right where I want it, no matter how much I tweak the individual settings.

Tell me there's some unofficial mouse software that can handle pointer precision better than the default MS drivers.


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22 Nov 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Doing a quick Google search, I couldn't find any software that would allow you to set the precision of your mouse that wasn't a driver for a particular gaming mouse.

I think if you want to be able to control the speed and precision the way that you want to, you're going to have to bite the bullet and buy a gaming mouse. Logitech, Razer, and Corsair all build good gaming mice. I have a Logitech G500s which allows precision adjustments on the fly with the touch of a mouse button, and it wasn't that expensive.
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22 Nov 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Other than Windows 7 settings and or your particular mouse drivers and program I know of no other program or method to control your mouse.
As Mellon Head has suggested; a higher quality mouse that matches your needs would also be my suggestion.

Example:
I'm not a gamer but I do have desires for what I want a mouse and keyboard to do and how.
Lots of research and suggestions from other members I chose a Mouse Logitech M70. If I was a gamer I would of chosen a different mouse and keyboard.
Nothing wrong with my mouse and or keyboard they just are not designed for gaming.

If you choose the proper mouse for the needs you have it will come with the proper program so you can set your mouse more precisely.

I will let the gamers on the forum guide you in the selection of a proper gaming mouse.
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22 Nov 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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