How To Reset Mouse Settings To Default In Windows 11

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The most recent version of Microsoft's popular operating system, Windows 11, introduces a number of intriguing new features and enhancements. One of the many improvements is a better mouse settings panel, which gives users more control over the mouse's functionality. With so many possibilities, though, it's not unusual to run into problems or unintended changes in mouse settings. Do not panic if you find yourself in this situation. In this blog post, we'll walk you through four quick ways to restore Windows 11's default mouse settings.

Using the Settings App in Windows 11

  1. To launch the Windows 11 Settings app, select the Start button, followed by the Settings (gear) icon.
  2. Select "Devices" from the list of options in the Settings box.
  3. To access mouse-related settings, choose "Mouse" from the left-hand menu.
  4. The "Additional mouse options" link can be found by scrolling down; click it.
  5. The window for Mouse Properties will appear. the "Pointer Options" tab should be selected.
  6. When you click the "Restore Defaults" button, a confirmation prompt will show up.
  7. To return your mouse settings to their defaults, click "Apply" and then "OK".

Utilizing the Control Panel

  • Select "Run" from the context menu when you right-click the Start button.
  • To open the Control Panel, type "control" in the Run dialog box and press Enter.
  • Set the "View by" option in the Control Panel window to "Large icons" or "Small icons" for simpler navigation.
  • To launch the Mouse Properties box, locate and click on the "Mouse" option.
  • Select the "Pointer Options" tab.
  • Click the "Restore Defaults" button and confirm your decision in the pop-up window.
  • Finally, click "Apply" followed by "OK" to save the default mouse settings.

Making Use of Device Manager

  1. Select "Device Manager" from the menu by right-clicking on the Start button.
  2. Expand the "Mice and other pointing devices" category in the Device Manager window.
  3. Right-click on the mouse device (for example, "HID-compliant mouse") and select "Uninstall device."
  4. Confirm the uninstallation and then continue.
  5. After uninstalling the device, go to the "Action" menu in the Device Manager window and select "Scan for hardware changes."
  6. Windows will recognize and replace your mouse driver with the default settings.

Using the Registry Editor (Advanced Method, use caution!)

Please keep in mind that mistakenly editing the Windows Registry can have catastrophic effects. This strategy is only recommended for expert users. Before making any changes, proceed with caution and consider backing up your registration.
  • To launch the Run dialog box, press Win + R.
  • To open the Registry Editor, type "regedit" and hit Enter.
  • Navigate to the following path in the Registry Editor: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\The Control PanelRight-click the "Mouse" key in the left pane and choose "Delete."
  • When prompted, confirm the deletion.
  • Restart your computer after closing the Registry Editor.


Resetting your mouse settings to default in Windows 11 is a simple step that can help you address issues and restore your mouse's functioning. We investigated four approaches, ranging from the simple use of the Settings app and Control Panel to the complex option of altering the Registry. Choose the approach that best suits your level of experience, and you can rest assured that your mouse will be working properly again.

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