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What is DPI?

DPI, which stands for Dots Per Inch, is the measure of a mouse's sensitivity, determining how far the cursor moves on the screen for each inch the mouse moves physically. A higher DPI means the cursor moves farther with less physical movement, and a lower DPI translates to slower cursor movement for the same physical motion.

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What DPI should i use?

There is no universal "best" DPI setting; it all depends on your intended use. If you're a gamer, try different DPI levels to find what suits your playing style. For creative work, a higher DPI might offer better precision. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all solution, so choose what works best for you.

What is the use of this website?

Most modern mice either have their DPI listed on the packaging or come with software that allows you to check and adjust their DPI settings. If you're unsure about your mouse's DPI, you can use this website to find it out or confirm if the DPI mentioned on the packaging or software is accurate.

How to use?

  1. Enter a distance in inches (larger value preferred)
  2. Click and hold with any of your mouse button
  3. Move your mouse the specified distance (use a ruler/measuring tape)
  4. Let go of the mouse button

Generally, Mouse DPI is a multiple of 50 e.g. 800, 950, 1000 etc, so measure your DPI 3-4 times and round the average value.


Q. Do I need to disable 'Enhance Pointer Precision' in windows settings?

A. No, this tool uses raw input from your mouse so it will work fine regardless.

Q. Do I need to have default mouse sensitivity in windows settings?

A. It is not required and the tool will work perfectly regardless of the sensitivity selected in windows settings.

Q. The tool is not working properly?

A. This website works best with the latest version of Google Chrome, try it with Chrome and if you still have issues, let me know by sending a message.