How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11

Introduction

Enhance pointer precision is a form of mouse acceleration that’s enabled by default in Windows 11. The enhance pointer precision feature adjusts the sensitivity of your mouse depending on how fast you move the mouse. While most people find this helpful for work and general computer use, it can be frustrating for PC gamers who require pinpoint precision. Thankfully, Microsoft makes it easy to disable the enhance pointer precision mouse acceleration in Windows 11.

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Steps to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11

  1. Navigate to your Windows 11 home screen, and then press the “Windows” and “I” keys at the same time.
  2. Choose “Bluetooth and Devices” in the menu on the left side of the screen. Options associated with Bluetooth and Devices will be shown on the right side of the screen.

  1. Click “Mouse” in this list. You’ll land on the Mouse screen.

  1. Navigate to the Related Settings section, and then click “Additional Mouse Settings.” The Mouse Properties window pops up.

  1. Click to select the “Pointer Options” tab along the top of this window. You’ll see Pointer Options displayed in the lower part of the window.

  1. Navigate to the Motion section, click to uncheck “Enhance Pointer Precision,” and then click “Apply.” Mouse acceleration will be turned off on your Windows 11 computer going forward.

Reasons to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11

1. Improved Control and Accuracy in Games

Mouse acceleration can greatly affect gameplay in fast-paced games. Disabling it ensures a consistent and predictable cursor movement, allowing gamers to aim and shoot with precision. This results in a more enjoyable and competitive gaming experience.

2. Consistent Cursor Movement for Precision Tasks

Precision tasks, such as graphic design or video editing, require a stable cursor movement. Turning off mouse acceleration guarantees consistent movement, making it easier to make precise selections and adjustments. This can greatly improve workflow efficiency and accuracy.

3. Easier Transition from Previous Versions of Windows

Some users may have grown accustomed to a certain mouse acceleration setting in previous versions of Windows. Disabling mouse acceleration in Windows 11 ensures a smoother transition, avoiding any confusion or frustration with unfamiliar cursor movement.

4. Better Hardware and Software Compatibility

Some software and hardware may not be compatible with Windows 11’s default mouse acceleration settings. Disabling acceleration can resolve any compatibility issues and ensure smooth operation.

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