What does resolution or sensitivity mean when applied to mouse settings?
Resolution is a term that refers to a computer’s screen or display, indicating the number of pixels on the
horizontal axis and the vertical axis. The higher the resolution, the more detail is displayed.
For a mouse, resolution indicates the number of dots on the screen that the cursor moves for every inch that
you move the mouse. For this reason, mouse resolution is typically listed as dots per inch (dpi).
The resolution setting controls the number of signals sent to the controller chip for every inch the mouse is
moved. At higher resolution, more signals are sent. This results in better control of the cursor and a smoother
motion. The higher the dpi setting, the more control you have over the cursor movement.
When using some applications, such as illustrating software or certain games, you may want more control.
For these programs, use a higher resolution setting. Other programs, such as word processing software or a
Web browser, may be easier to use with a lower resolution setting.
To adjust the resolution, hold the main left, right, and Facebook mouse buttons down simultaneously for
three seconds. The resolution will change from the default value to the next highest resolution. Hold these
three mouse buttons again, and the resolution will change to the next available resolution value. Each time
the buttons are held for three seconds, the resolution will change to the next available setting.
The available resolutions are: 400 DPI, 800 DPI, 1200 DPI (default), and 1600 DPI. When the resolution
changes, the LED will blink as follows:
400 DPI: one blink
800 DPI: two blinks
1200 DPI: three blinks
1600 DPI: four blinks