Registry Home > Hardware > Mice and Keyboards

Change the Keyboard Preferences (All Windows)
These settings allow you to configure the repeat rate, blink rate and repeat delay of your keyboard.

Increase Application Keyboard Response Time (Windows 95/98/Me)
When running more than one application at a time, you may find that your system's keyboard response is slower. To alleviate this, you can adjust the amount of time allocated to processing keystrokes.

Change Wheel Mouse Detection (Windows NT/2000/XP)
This setting controls whether the driver should attempt to detect and enable the wheel on the mouse device. The mouse wheel provides rapid scrolling and other control features.

Display Mouse Pointer Trails (All Windows)
This setting allows you to control whether trails are shown behind the movement of the mouse pointer to increase visibility.

Detect Accidental Double Clicks (All Windows)
This setting is used to control whether explorer should attempt to automatically detect accidental double mouse clicks.

Disable the Windows Key (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular
This tweak disables the Windows key that is found between the Ctrl and Alt keys on a Windows enhanced keyboard.

Control the Mouse "Snap To" Feature (All Windows)
When enabled, this setting causes the mouse pointer to snap-to the default button of the active application window.

Reverse the Mouse Buttons (All Windows)
By default the left mouse button is the primary mouse button and the right is the secondary. This tweak lets you swap those buttons around to make the right the primary, which may be useful for left handed users.

Change the Keyboard Buffer Size (Windows NT/2000/XP)
Occasionally Windows may report an error relating to an overflow in the keyboard buffer. This tweak can be used to increase the size of the buffer, and avoid this problem.

Change the Mouse Buffer Size (Windows NT/2000/XP)
Occasionally Windows may report an error relating to an overflow in the mouse buffer. This tweak can be used to increase the size of the buffer, and avoid this problem.

Change Mouse Double-Click Sensitivity (All Windows)
This setting controls the amount of mouse movement allowed between clicks, for two consecutive clicks to be registered as a double-click.

PS2 Mouse Port Rate Adjustment (Windows NT)
Ever noticed how your mouse cursor flickers sometimes or doesn't run as smoothly as you would like? That's because the refresh rate is set too low, modify this key to speed things up and make your mouse cursor move smoothly.

Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Settings (All Windows)
This tweak determines the number of lines scrolled for each rotation of the mouse wheel on a Microsoft IntelliMouse (or compatible) when no modifier keys (such as [Ctrl] or [Shift]) are pressed.

Active Window Tracking (All Windows) Popular
This tweak allows you to bring running programs to the foreground just by moving you mouse of the application window. This is similar to the X-Mouse feature found on UNIX operating systems.