How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration

By Wendy Mai  Technical Tips  mouse   0 Comment

If you have difficulty using tools and weapons in a game where you need precise aim. You should try turning off the mouse acceleration on your Windows PC to have better performance.

What is mouse acceleration?

Mouse acceleration, as its name implies, enables your cursor to move faster than you naturally move your mouse, and therefore allows your cursor to travel a longer distance on your screen than that your mouse physically covers.

It may help facilitate office work and regular web browsing, but it can also hinder the ability to play games where aiming/movement accuracy is important. So, gamers usually turn off mouse acceleration on their Windows computer to enhance gaming performance.

How to turn off mouse acceleration?

You can turn off mouse acceleration by following these steps:

  1. In the Windows search box, type control panel and select Control Panel.

  2. If you’re in the Category view, click Hardware and Sound.

  3. Under Devices and Printers, click Mouse.

  4. Click the Pointer Options tab.

  5. Make sure the box next to Enhance pointer precision is clear.

  6. Click Apply, then OK. You’re done!

If turning off the mouse acceleration on your Windows computer produces no results, there may be something wrong with your mouse driver or your mouse. You can try the pro tip below to better troubleshoot the issue.

Pro tip

If you want to be a pro in game playing, you need to have superb skills and supportive equipment. To be on the safe side, make sure the devices on your computer, such as your mouse and keyboard, have the most recent correct drivers. There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your devices: manually or automatically. 

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your mouse and other device drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact mouse, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged mouse driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

If you have any issue with Driver Easy, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at for advice. You should attach the URL of this article so they can help you better.
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