How to Open Mouse Properties in Windows 10

You’ll see how to open Mouse Properties and the steps to create a shortcut for it in this post. Let’s begin.

Method #1

Launch Mouse Properties using the main.cpl command in any of the following programs.

  • File Explorer address bar
  • Task Manager (Hit File > Run new task option to use the command)

Method #2

Open the Control Panel

You can click on the Hardware and Sound > Mouse if you’re in the “Category” view, or the “Mouse” link if you aren’t.

Method #3

In the Start menu, type mouse, then click Mouse settings. Click the “Additional mouse options” link.

Method #4

Open the C: > Windows > System32 folder. Double-click “main.cpl” file.

How to Create a Mouse Properties Shortcut in Windows 10

The steps below will show you how to create a Mouse Properties shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on your desktop or File Explorer blank area.

Hover your mouse over “New.” Select “Shortcut.” 

In the “Create Shortcut” window, type main.cpl. Click “Next”.

If you do not like the suggested name, enter your own and click the “Finish” button.