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- I want to see things larger.
- I want to change my text and background colours.
- I want to change my font type.
- I want my computer to read text.
- I want to make my keyboard easier to use.
- I want to make my mouse easier to use.
- I want to voice-control my computer.
I want to slow down my mouse.
This section explains how to adjust the mouse speed to make it easier for you to use.
Many people think they cannot use a computer because they cannot use a mouse. For many the cause of difficulty is the speed the pointer travels on the screen when the mouse is moved. This speed can easily be reduced and suddenly the mouse is often far more manageable. This section shows you how to slow down your mouse.
Slowing down your mouse in Windows 7
The mouse properties can also be found in the Control Panel press ' Windows ' logo key + ' C ' to open the ' Control Panel ' or click Start button + ' Control Panel '.
From the Control Panel Home Screen, ' Tab ' and select or click on the ' All Control Panel Items ' centre, Use the arrow keys to select or click on ' Mouse ' This opens a Mouse properties window
Click to select the Pointers tab or ' Tab ' and use the arrow keys. Here you can customise your mouse pointer to one you can easily see.
Press ' Alt ' + ' S ' and use the arrow keys or click on the drop down list under Scheme to scroll through the options.
Click on or ' Tab ' to and use the arrow keys to select the ' Pointers options ' tab, to further customise your mouse pointer.
To control the pointer speed under the Motion setting, click on the pointer and move it to the required speed setting or press ' Alt ' + ' C ' and use the arrow keys, see Fig 1.
Snap To will automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box. To turn this option on press ' Alt ' + ' U ' or click to select ' Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box ', see Fig 2.
From the Desktop
You can also change the pointer trail by:
Right clicking anywhere on the desktop and select ' Personalise ' then select ' Change Mouse Pointers '.
This opens the mouse properties window as described above.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.