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 3.4.0 adds 10 sets of mouse settings.