How to disable the Mouse Acceleration on Windows 10?

Various times we encounter an issue with the computer mouse not working properly on Windows 10 machine. Sometimes, the mouse does not respond to the movements made as fluently as it normally does, while sometimes, it just downright freezes. These problems come on Windows 10 when you incorrectly configure the mouse’s acceleration settings. These mouse improper movements can be fixed by customizing the settings of the mouse. In this post, we will see how you can disable Mouse Acceleration on your Windows 10 Computer.

What is Mouse Acceleration?

Before we proceed with the further steps to disable mouse acceleration, let me explain Mouse Acceleration. In simple words, Mouse Acceleration is relevant to the amount of movement shown by your device’s cursor on the screen and the speed at which you move your mouse. It is one of the crucial things that doesn’t fall on most people’s radars. It goes unnoticed by most computer users.

If you do not understand mouse acceleration yet, you can understand it in other words. We can say, “The distance traveled by your mouse’s cursor is directly proportional to the speed at which you operate the mouse, is called mouse acceleration.” The higher speed of your mouse moves, the larger portion of the screen is covered. When Mouse Acceleration functionality is disabled, your cursor movement is fixed and is not sensitive to your speed anymore.

How to disable Mouse Acceleration on Windows 10?

There are at least two ways through which you can disable Mouse Acceleration on your Windows 10 PC. The first one is using Control Panel, and the latter is through Windows 10 Settings.

How to disable Mouse Acceleration on Windows 10 using Control Panel?

To disable the mouse acceleration on Windows 10 through Control Panel, do the following:-

Step 1. Click on the Start menu and type in the words ‘Control Panel.’

Step 2. From the available search results, click on the “Control Panel” to open the same.

Step 3. On the Control Panel window, among the 7 categories, click on the ‘Hardware and Sound.’

Note: If on your Windows 10 PC, you are unable to see the picture as above, change the “View by” as Category.

Step 4. On the ‘Hardware and Sound’ window, click on the first option, ‘Device and Printers,’

Step 5. Under the ‘Device and Printers’ window, you will see the mouse and another connected device.

Step 6. Right-click on the mouse and select “Mouse settings” from the available options.

Step 7. Now, a separate dialog box with several configurations concerning your device’s mouse will open. Click on the “Pointer Options” tab.

Step 8. Uncheck “Enhance pointer precision” and click on the Apply button.
Your Computer’s Mouse Acceleration is now off. You can try moving your cursor and see how obvious the change caused by that is.

How to disable the Mouse Acceleration on Windows 10 using Windows 10 Settings?

To disable the mouse acceleration on Windows 10 using Windows 10 Settings app, do the following:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button and then click on the Settings icon.

Step 2. From the Settings window, click on the Devices.

Step 3. On the next window which opens, click on the Mouse.
4. From the right-side pane, click on the link labeled as “Additional mouse options.”

Step 5. Now, a separate dialog box with several configurations concerning your device’s mouse will be opened. Click on the “Pointer Options” tab.

Step 6. Uncheck “Enhance pointer precision” and click on the Apply button.

That’s all! Now you have successfully disabled the mouse acceleration on Windows 10 PC.

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