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How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10

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Although “mouse acceleration” may be an unfamiliar term for you, fact is that it can play an important role in your overall gaming performance, as well as general mouse use.

The reason for that is mouse behavior, which differs depending on whether the acceleration is on or off. To be precise, when the acceleration is on and you slowly move your mouse, the cursor will replicate your hand movement.

However, if you speed things up and start moving the mouse much faster, the cursor will fly over the screen. In other words, the faster you move your mouse, the further the cursor will go on the screen, which may be very beneficial for spaces that allow limited hand movement.

On the other hand, when acceleration is off, the cursor fully reflects the mouse movement and delivers much better overall precision that may prove to be crucial in saving your head in FPS titles.

Now that we have explained what the role of mouse acceleration is, it is time to explain how you can turn it off or on.

How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10

In order for you to begin this process, you first need to enter the “Mouse settings”. There are numerous ways to manage that; however, the easiest is to:

  1. Type “Mouse settings” in the search bar.

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    When “Mouse settings” show up, click on them.

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  3. In the newly opened window select “Additional mouse options”.
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  5. Now, you will see a new window with “Mouse Properties”.
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  7. Select the “Pointer Options” tab and there you have it.
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  9. If you want to turn off mouse acceleration, un-check the square in front of “Enhance pointer precision” and if you want it enabled, leave the square checked and select the desired mouse speed and that is it.
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Miodrag Matović is a tech geek who loves writing about everything related to computers. He’s a graduate graphic designer, but found his passion elsewhere. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, dance with his wife, and put together new computers.
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