When I manually change any mouse settings in the registry using either regedit or PowerShell (MouseSpeed, MouseThreshold1, MouseThreshold2 MouseTrails, etc.) in the registry under

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

Nothing applies until Windows is restarted. For example, I set MouseTrails to 6. This should turn MouseTrails setting to the second highest setting, but it isn't applied when I save the value. I restart the machine and then I have a trail following my cursor.

How can I apply these manual mouse registry changes without restarting my computer? Is it even possible? I'm not asking how to set these values via the Control Panel; I know that these settings work just fine through that.

For reference, I am running Windows 10 and have a Logitech G602. The Logitech software is installed in my computer but does not run on startup.

  • Did you try logoff/logon instead of a full restart? – DavidPostill Oct 3 '15 at 8:12
  • Logoff/logon works fine because I'm editing under CURRENT_USER but I'm looking for a less intrusive method. Maybe a command in the command prompt? – Jethro Land Oct 3 '15 at 20:53

While registry need restart for sure, but try in this way may be it work.

Like you had done some changes in registry, than call task manager by pressing CTRl+Alt+Del. Find the Explorer and Click on End Task. If shut down screen come - - > Click Cancel. Now Select File - -> New Task - -> Enter Explorer and Click OK.

In that you got New Explorer and with recent registry settings. Hope that helps.

Taken from this source: http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/246/

  • I should have mentioned in my original post, this method does not work. – Jethro Land Oct 3 '15 at 5:21

A great many registry settings are loaded at different points. Boot time, login, explorer launch et al.

I could be wrong, but I think the HKCU entries would require a sign-out, sign-in cycle at least.

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