Despite already having a supposedly pretty good mousepad (a QcK) and a decent gaming mouse specifically for precision, it still slips sometimes by about a pixel when I click (not everyone needs pixel-precision in their daily work, but I do). I'm not sure if it's due to the mousepad not having enough stopping power, if the mouse feet are too worn, or even if the sensor is picking up noise, but I'm wondering if there's any way to increase a mouse's stopping power/static friction without necessarily increasing its kinetic friction (e.g. pouring viscous sludge over my mousepad isn't the right way to go). DIY mouse weights? Something to put on the feet?
I can think of three solutions to the problem "it still slips sometimes by about a pixel when I click".
A lateral solution could be:
- Change the mouse settings on the computer to reduce its sensitivity or motion scale.
I encounter this when editing graphics images, and another solution is:
- Zoom in to the image so that the "pixels" are bigger.
But my usual method is this:
- Place a finger of the other hand either against the mouse, to steady it, or on top of the mouse, to give it more weight against slippage, before releasing the mouse button.
Use your thumb and ring finger as sort of adjustable, retractable "mouse feet": keep them up when you need fast and wide mouse movements, put them slightly down to the mouse pad for additional friction when you need smaller and more precise mouse movements, jam them into the mouse pad while squeezing the mouse tight when you need no mouse movements at all. I've once heard about this "technique" from some youtube gamer explaining how to aim more efficiently in 3D shooters, although by that time I've been using my mouse like that intuitively for several years already, so perhaps "technique" is too big of a word for that, but still it may be not completely obvious to everyone.
changing DPI settings and such was the first thing I had thought about, but that didn't really help
However, the (other) answer told you about changing the sensitivity, not the DPI.
I use my mouse for gaming, actually, not image editing
Here is your conflict: the classical "speed vs. accuracy". As you were told, decreasing sensitivity (speed) would enable you to stop your mouse more precisely. At the cost of reaching your destination in a longer time.
I have to assume that you have to adjust the mouse settings until you get the best out of them (you should have a more complex control panel for it, compared with a standard cheap mouse). After you get there, you need more practicing using the mouse better - aka to become a better gamer.