How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11

And How to Enable Mouse Acceleration

What to Know

  • Search for Mouse Settings. Select it, then choose Additional Mouse Settings.
  • Select the Pointer Options tab, and untick the box labelled Enhance pointer precision.
  • If you ever want to re-apply it, simply tick the box again.

This guide will walk you through disabling (and re-enabling) mouse acceleration in Windows 11.

How Do I Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11?

Changing mouse acceleration in Windows 11 just requires a few steps.

  1. Search for Mouse Settings in the Windows search box. Select the corresponding result.

    Searching for Mouse Settings in Windows 11.
  2. Select Additional mouse settings under the Related settings heading.

    Mouse settings menu in Windows 11 with Additional mouse settings highlighted..
  3. Switch to the Pointer Options tab, then untick the Enhanced pointer precision box.

    Mouse properties menu in Windows 11 with Enhance pointer precision deselected..
  4. Select Apply then OK.

How Do I Enable Mouse Acceleration?

Enabling mouse acceleration can be done in the exact same way as disabling it. To do so, follow the steps in the section above, but instead of unticking the box, tick it instead.

How Do I Know if Mouse Acceleration Is off?

Mouse acceleration works by changing the rate your mouse pointer moves based on the speed you move the mouse. This can be a more intuitive way to navigate the desktop, but can harm accuracy, especially in high-speed games. If you're a particularly sensitive PC user with a gaming mouse, you may be able to feel whether mouse acceleration is turned on just by using the mouse on the desktop, or playing your favorite game.

If you want to be sure, however, follow the steps for disabling mouse acceleration above, and see if the tick box is checked or not.

Should I Disable Mouse Acceleration?

If you have mouse acceleration enabled and you've never noticed whether it's on or not, it's not something you need to worry too much about. However, high-level competitive gamers often turn it off, suggesting it can harm accuracy. With that in mind, if you play a lot of fast paced games, especially first-person shooters, you may wish to disable it to make sure it isn't making you less accurate in-game.

  • How do I turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 10?

    Navigate to Start > Settings > Devices > Mouse. Choose Additional mouse options > Pointer Options > and uncheck Enhance pointer precision. To adjust mouse speed and sensitivity to your liking, move the slider under Pointer Options > Motion > Select a pointer speed.

  • How do I get my mouse pointer back on Windows 11?

    To fix a disappearing cursor in Windows, start by unplugging/disconnecting the mouse from your computer and restarting the device. Use the Win+S key combination to use the search bar to look for a Windows update. If nothing changes, use Search to open Device Manager and reinstall or troubleshoot your mouse's driver.

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