If you frequently switch between using a mouse and the touch pad on your laptop, or use more input devices in general, this software may come as a blessing. If touch pad gestures aren't quite working for you, Mouse Speed Switcher can help. It lets you control up to 10 mice or track pads in one program.
This program's namesake feature isn't the most exciting add-on it offers. While it can change how fast your mouse reacts to clicks, that feature can be found in your Windows Control Panel. So, unless you're using more input devices and want a different mouse sensitivity for each, you won't find this program worth paying $14.56 for. But Mouse Speed Switcher will nag you with update reminders if you don't. You can still use the program for free if those don't annoy you. Where you can find some value in the program is the ability to save settings for up to 10 mice or touch pads. Windows can be hit or miss actually doing that. Though most people don't use 10, it's completely possible for someone to use three or more input devices.
If you use more that one input device, Mouse Speed Switcher will save you from constantly fighting with your settings. Graphic designers that use input tablets will probably really enjoy a control panel for all of their input devices, too.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Mouse Speed Switcher 3.1.1.
Quickly and easily switch between up to 10 mouse speed settings. This can be useful for netbook or laptop users who frequently switch between the touchpad and an external mouse but prefer different speed and sensitivity settings for each. You can switch to different mouse settings from the system tray icon, via keyboard hotkeys or let the program do it automatically when the mouse (or the touchpad) it used.
Mouse Speed Switcher can also change mouse wheel scrolling speed and swap mouse buttons quickly and easily.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.4.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Does what it claims. Lets me automatically switch between mouse sensitivity (speed) and touchpad sensitivity (speed). When I use the touchpad, I configured it so that the sensitivity is automatically at maximum and "wheel" (two finger scroll) is at 20 lines per "click," which gave me settings that felt right for touchpad use. For my mouse (Logitech M325), I configured a lower sensitivity and "wheel" sensitivity of 1 line per click. I clicked the checkboxes to make the application automatically switch between the two sensitivities when each is used. Seems to work great.
For me there was not 15 day free trial (version 3.4.1). To use it at all, I had to pay $14.50 including sales tax. For me, the functionality is provides is worth the cost, though.
Good app. Works well on my Windows 10 computer. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is that I would've liked to have tried it out before buying, but I crossed my fingers and trusted the reviews on CNET, paid my $14.50 and am happy. It'd be nicer if they fixed the try-before-buy issue that apparently exists with version 3.4.1 and Windows 10.