Using the mouse quickly is as important, or more important then typing faster in some cases like playing computer games, flash games, and at work, so you can get more tasks done faster with a mouse. Having a fast mice, and smooth surface can also improve your mousing speed since some computer mice are designed for speed, and accuracy for fast computer games like Real Time Strategy games like Warcraft 3, Star Craft, and other games. A laser gaming mouse will also improve your accuracy and speed when using your mouse in Flash games on Facebook like Farmville, Cityville, Fishville, and other similar games where you mainly use your mouse to click on characters, and objects to do tasks to level up in the game, and finish tasks by clicking the mouse. Gaming mice are also more better designed to be easier to hold, and make your hand not as tired after using it for hours compared to using a regular mouse which is not always well designed for comfort.
Some higher end mouses let you change the DPI which stands for Dots per inch which means the higher the DPI usually the faster the mouse, and more accurate. A high DPI is more sensitive while a lower DPI requires more movement to move the cursor. You can usually change the DPI via a switch on the bottom of the mouse, or on your mouse software.
Many gaming mice also have extra buttons for making it faster for you to browse the web since the back, forward, and other buttons are built into the mouse, so you can click the back button from the mouse instead of on your web browser toolbar from your mouse. You can also assign tasks for the button when you are gaming.
You can also change your mouse speed by going to your Windows by clicking the start menu settings, Control Panel then look for the mouse program. In Windows 7, and Vista, you can type in control panel, and look for the mouse program. You can use the mouse program to change the responsiveness, and acceleration for your mouse. In Ubuntu Linux, you go to System menu then preferences, and click on mouse to change your Mouse settings.
In the mouse settings, you can also change how fast your scroll wheel scrolls down pages, left, and right mouse button responsiveness, and for some mouse software the scroll wheel button can also be used for double clicking. If you click on the mouse wheel, an arrow circle will appear, and if you move your mouse down the scroll bar for a window will automatically scroll down the page. Some newer mouse also have a left and right scroll for the scroll wheel which is useful if you are viewing large photos, or websites which have horizontal scroll bars, since the left and right scroll on newer scroll wheel mice will make scrolling left and right on a Window easier.
When using a mouse, make sure your table, mouse pad, or other surface which you use your mouse on. There are also gaming mouse pad which makes it easier for you to move your mouse more faster even if it is just a regular mouse, and accurately because the surface of the mouse pad is very smooth, so it is easy to move your mouse on it.
Occasionally, the bottom of your mouse and top of your mouse pad might get dirty with dust, so before you use your mouse and mouse pad, it is best to clean off the dust from the mouse, and mouse pad with a clean cotton clothe.
Some web browsers like Opera has mouse gesture which mean when you hold down the right click button on the mouse, and move your mouse right, left, up, down, etc you can do different tasks like go back , forward, close tab, new tab, etc. Many popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc also have plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions which can add mouse gestures on its web browsers.
You can also use the right click mouse context menu to do a lot of tasks like go back, forward, bookmark page, send link, etc from the right click context menu. Using the right click menu save you time from moving your mouse to the top toolbar on browsers to do the same tasks, and you no longer have to search the file menu on the top of the browser since most of the common tasks are found on the top of the browser.
Word Processors, and other office programs also has a lot of task like changing the font, spacing, paragraph style, etc you can do by highlighting text, and right clicking on your mouse, or right clicking an empty space or a picture on your document.
Extra tip: Many web browsers, and office programs let you change the size, and location of buttons on toolbars, so you can find them more easily on the program to click with your mouse.
If you want to learn how to use your mouse faster, I recommend you play real time strategy games like Warcraft 3, command and conquerer, Starcraft 2, and Age of Empires which require you to move your mouse very fast to play the game effectively. Real Time Strategy games will also make your typing, and thinking skills faster since if you don’t move or think fast enough you’ll won’t win the game, or take very long to win the game.