Mouse acceleration, which is a feature that helps you work faster, can sometimes be annoying. Here’s how to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Mouse acceleration is a feature that makes your mouse cursor move faster or slower depending on how fast or slow you move your cursor. This can be good for productivity at the office, but not so much or even annoying when playing games.
Playing games sometimes requires an accurate mouse movement, and if the cursor or the mouse pointer moves too fast or too slow, you might get frustrated when you miss hitting your online game opponent and stuff.
To solve the problem, you need to turn off the mouse acceleration. You can do this on Windows 11, Windows 10, and its previous versions like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
How to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 10 or Windows 11
Mouse acceleration can be turned off pretty easily, including turning it on. That can be done using the Settings app.
Open the Settings app through the Start menu.
Now, select Mouse. At the right or the bottom, select Additional mouse options.
Here, click the Pointer Options tab. Uncheck the Enhance pointer precision. Unchecking this checkbox will turn off the mouse acceleration feature in Windows 11/10. Click OK to save.
How to disable mouse acceleration in previous Windows versions (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7)
Previous Windows versions might not have the Settings app, or the Settings app that has the same option allowing you to turn off or on the mouse acceleration like in Windows 11/10. But you can still turn it off.
You can do that by using the Control Panel. Select Hardware and Sound.
Select Devices and Printers.
Here, select Properties after right-clicking your mouse in there.
Here, simply open the Pointer options. Uncheck the Enhance pointer precision. Select OK. You can also change the mouse DPI here.
Windows 11/10 has the mouse acceleration feature, that is intended to help you get things done, but is sometimes annoying when you play games. Good thing Windows 11/10 allows you to turn it on and off at any time you want.