So I was playing around with my mouse speed recently, when suddenly I wondered: is this changing my mouse sensitivity in games I play (VALORANT, The Finals, The Division 2, Noita, to name a few)? Would it only change the mouse sensitivity in some games (not necessarily the games I listed), or would this happen everywhere (if it happens at all)(not necessarily the games I listed)?

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It is commonly understood to CSGO players that the mouse speed setting in windows DOES affect in-game sensitivity. Most mouse-sensitivity guides for CSGO recommend a standard of setting it to 6 - the middle setting - before doing the rest of the calibration.

For example, this article says

Most CS:GO pro and other esports players stick to the same default Windows mouse settings (6/11 for Windows sensitivity), but that is just personal preference.

  • My mouse speed is at 6, but the maximum speed is 20, not 11.
    – Daemons
    Commented Mar 5 at 2:36
  • @SlightlyPsychotic weird, that's in the standard windows mouse speed interface? It goes up to 20?
    – TKoL
    Commented Mar 5 at 10:02
  • Yeah, it is. If I drag the little slider all the way to right, it shows 20: [![photo][1]][1] [1]: i.sstatic.net/GgbhO.png
    – Daemons
    Commented Mar 6 at 0:24

If you're talking about changing the actual DPI of your mouse then yeah it would change the sensitivity in game. If you're talking about a way to alter the speed of the mouse directly in Windows 11 then I would assume it would change the way windows is interpreting the mouse inputs and thus altering the speed in game. But I'd give it a try.

  • not actual DPI, just the mouse speed setting in Windows.
    – Daemons
    Commented Mar 5 at 2:36

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