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How To Turn Off Mouse Acceleration? [Windows 11]

An extensive guide on how to turn off mouse acceleration via Windows 11 Settings and Registry Editor.

If you are facing trouble having a good grip on the speed of your cursor movement, it might be because of the mouse acceleration being turned on. Mouse acceleration is one of the features that Windows 11 offers to its users. This feature lets the user set the speed of their mouse cursor based on how quickly or slowly they move their mouse. Many users are unaware of this feature existing in Windows 11. Therefore, they do not know how to turn it off either.

 Important: If your cursor is lagging on the screen, it might have something to do with mouse acceleration. 

Key Takeaways

  • Mouse acceleration is the speed of the cursor’s movement when you move your mouse.
  • You might need to turn mouse acceleration off in Windows 11 if you’re a gamer who needs a good grip on the cursor, a graphic designer who needs their cursor to move according to their convenience, a programmer who needs to go through their coding and select texts, and so on.
  • Mouse acceleration can be turned off via the Windows 11 Settings app and Registry Editor.

Via Windows 11 Settings

This is the simplest method that you can opt for to turn off mouse acceleration. All you have to do is make changes via the Windows 11 Settings app.

Here’s how you can turn off mouse acceleration via Windows 11 Settings:

  1. Open Settings > Access the Bluetooth & Devices section > Select the Mouse tab > Open Mouse Properties > Choose Pointer Options > Uncheck the option Enhanced Pointer Precision.
    Uncheck the option Enhanced Pointer Precision.
    Uncheck Enhanced Pointer Precision – Image Credit (Tech4Gamers)

Via Windows 11 Registry Editor

I have explained this method if turning off mouse acceleration via the Settings app is ineffective. 

WARNING: Do keep in mind that this method is rather risky. Therefore, if you make any wrong changes in the Registry Editor, it could mess up the way your system works. 

Here’s how you can turn off mouse acceleration via Windows 11 Registry Editor:

  1. Press the Windows + R key > Enter the command Regedit in the Run dialog > Enter > Windows Registry Editor > Click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER to expand > Select Control Panel > Click on Mouse.
  2. Navigate the cursor to the right side panel and double-click Mouse Speed.
    Navigate the cursor to the right side panel and double-click Mouse Speed.
    Registry Editor – Image Credit (Tech4Gamers)
  3. Set the value under Value Data as 0 > Click OK.
  4. Restarting your PC will result in mouse acceleration being turned off.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is mouse acceleration?

Mouse acceleration is the speed at which the cursor moves when you move your mouse. At slow speed, the cursor will cover less distance when the mouse is moved. At high speed, the cursor will cover more distance when the mouse moves.

Is turning off mouse acceleration via the Registry Editor risky?

Turning off mouse acceleration is risky. I advise you to try turning it off via Windows 11 Settings, as wrong registry values can cause the system to work abnormally.

How will my gaming be affected if mouse acceleration is off?

It might take some time to get used to it. However, once it is turned off, you will have better control over your cursor movement. Therefore, if you play games that require good aim, you can play them well.


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