Mouse acceleration can reduce pointer accuracy and cause intended movements. Here’s how to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 11.
When you move the mouse, the point on the screen moves according to the pointer acceleration settings. Generally, you can adjust the mouse acceleration in Windows however you want. If the default settings are not enough, you can activate the “Enhance Pointer Precision” feature. When activated, Windows boosts the pointer speed even further. That way, moving the mouse only slightly will move the pointer on the screen further than it should.
As you might expect, this is especially useful if your mouse acceleration is slow or if you have little space on your desk to move the mouse around.
However, there is a drawback to mouse acceleration. That is, it diminishes pointer accuracy and increases the likelihood of pointer drifting. Inaccurate mouse movements can be a burden while playing games or doing mouse-sensitive jobs like photo editing.
In those cases, it is better to turn off mouse acceleration. i.e., disable enhance pointer precision in Windows 11. The good news is that Windows 11 makes it easy to disable mouse acceleration. Let me walk you through the process in simple steps.
Turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 11
Follow these steps to disable mouse acceleration in Windows 11.
- Press “Start + I” to launch Settings.
- Click “Bluetooth & devices” on the sidebar.
- Go to the “Mouse” page.
- Click the “Additional mouse settings” option.
- Go to the “Pointer Options” tab.
- Uncheck the “Enhance pointer precision” checkbox.
- Press the “Ok” button.
- With that, mouse acceleration is turned off.
- Close the Settings app.
Steps with more details:
Launch the Windows 11 Settings application. You can search for “Settings” in the Start menu or press “Windows key + I.” Navigate to the “Bluetooth & devices > Mouse” section. This page displays the majority of the mouse customization options.
Find and click the “Additional mouse settings” option.
This action opens the mouse settings window. Go to the “Pointer Options” tab. Next, uncheck the “Enhance pointer precision” checkbox and press the “Ok” button.
As soon as you do that, the mouse acceleration is turned off. You can safely close the Settings app.
That is it. It is that simple to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 11.
I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.
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