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How to check mouse DPI in Windows 11?

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You’re not alone if you are wondering how to check mouse DPI in Windows 11. DPI is an acronym for Dots Per Inch, which measures mouse sensitivity.

Usually, as a gamer, you may want a higher DPI, as the cursor on the screen will move faster by moving the mouse even a little bit. On the other hand, for normal users, low DPI can also be useful.

Here are three ways to help you check the mouse DPI in Windows 11.

Method 1: Check the manufacturer’s website

The easiest way to check the mouse DPI in Windows 11 is to head to the manufacturer’s website or the manual.

There, you may see terms like Movement Resolution in place of DPI. You can also see the default DPI along with various adjustable resolutions.

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Method 2: Use a third-party tool

Another way is to use DPI Analyser, a third-party tool specialised in analysing DPI.

This web-based tool tracks your mouse movement on a scale and then analyses the DPI. The only thing you will have to do on your side is to draw inch/cm lines on your table or a piece of paper.

Enter the target distance and then move the red crosshair. You will see the DPI displayed on the screen.

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Method 3: Use MS Paint

Another not-so-exact method of checking the mouse DPI in Windows 11 is to use MS Paint. Here’s how to do that:

Step 1: Open Paint, select Brushes and set Zoom to 100%.

Step 2: Now, move the mouse pointer to the extreme left and draw three lines roughly the same length. Note down the DPI on each line.

Now, all you have to do is find out the average of the DPI of the three lines, and that’s your mouse DPI.

This method is not viable for calculating DPI. Methods 1 and 2 are more suitable for finding out or checking mouse DPI in Windows 11.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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