Microsoft Windows 11 has the mouse acceleration feature enabled by default, but you can disable it if it is not best for you. It makes the cursor move fast and cover more distance in response to the short physical movement of the mouse. However, you have the option to disable it if you will be better off without it.
This article will guide you on how to turn off or on, mouse acceleration feature in Windows 11. But first, let us explore why you should disable mouse acceleration.
Why Disable Mouse Acceleration?
If mouse acceleration enhances the rate at which your cursor moves, why then should you disable it?
The enhancement mouse acceleration brings is not without a price, and the most notable price is that it makes accurate mouse navigation almost impossible.
When you disable mouse acceleration, you will be able to move the cursor slowly and with increased accuracy. It will also help you minutely track how the cursor moves across your PC screen. Disabling mouse acceleration is ideal for professional gamers and graphics designers.
Note that mouse acceleration may be beneficial for regular PC use.
Steps to Disable Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11
Follow the steps below to disable mouse acceleration.
Step 1: Go to Menu on Your PC
The first step is to go to your systems menu by clicking the window icon on your taskbar or by simply pressing the window button on your keyboard.
Step 2: Go to Settings
There are three options to navigate to open the settings app. First, click the settings icon from the pinned app section. Alternatively, click the search button and type settings in the search field. A second alternativeis by pressing the Windows button + I on your keyboard.
Step 3: Click Bluetooth and Devices
From the settings window, click on Bluetooth & Devices. You will find the tab on the left sidebar of the window.
Step 4: Click on the Mouse Tab
Scroll down the Tabs on the right side of the settings window to click on the mouse Tab.
Step 5: Click Additional Mouse Settings
Scroll down on the next page till you get to the Related settings section. Click on the “Additional mouse settings” tile in this section to continue. The selection should open the “mouse properties” window on the screen.
Step 6: Click Pointer Options
The mouse properties window has different tabs in the top section. Click on the “pointer options” to continue.
Step 7: Uncheck Enhance Pointer Precision
Clicking the "pointer options'' tab will display available options. Uncheck the box beside the "Enhance Pointer Precision" option. You will find this box in the first section titled "motion".
Step 8: Click Apply
Scroll down to the bottom of the window and click the "Apply" button. It will apply the change to your computer.
Step 9: Click Okay
Click the okay button. You will also find it at the bottom of the window to save the setting. The window will close, and the mouse acceleration will be disabled immediately.
How Do I Re-enable Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11
Mouse acceleration has some advantages you cannot enjoy when it is disabled. Fortunately, you can disable and re-enable the feature whenever you want. However, the steps to re-enable it are the same as disabling it. The only difference is that you will need to check the box in step 7 instead of unchecking it.
With the steps in this post, you should disable mouse acceleration in Windows 11 successfully. You will be able to move your cursor more slowly and with an enhanced accuracy when you do. You also have the steps to re-enable the feature when you need it.
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