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Tech & Science How to turn off the mouse acceleration feature on a Windows 10 computer, to get more accuracy with your mouse

01:25  03 december  2019
01:25  03 december  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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a person using a mouse and keyboard: It's easy to turn off the mouse acceleration feature in Windows 10. It's easy to turn off the mouse acceleration feature in Windows 10.
  • You can turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 10 if you don't find the feature helpful.
  • Mouse acceleration is a feature that changes the rate at which your mouse pointer moves based on the speed you're moving the mouse - which can harm accuracy when playing games.
  • To disable mouse acceleration, open the mouse settings and turn off "Enhance pointer precision."
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That way, you reach your target faster, and work more efficiently. Unfortunately, it also means you're far more likely to overshoot your target, which is annoying in daily use and extremely frustrating when playing games, where accuracy is critical.

The good news is that it's easy to turn off - you just need to disable the ironically named "Enhance pointer precision" setting, which does exactly the opposite of what its name implies.

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Here's how to do it.

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How to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 10

1. Click the Start button and then click the Settings icon, which is shaped like a gear.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Start by opening the Settings app. Start by opening the Settings app. 2. Click "Devices" and then, in the pane on the left, click "Mouse."

3. Click "Additional mouse options."

a screenshot of a cell phone: You need to open Additional mouse options, which opens the old-style Windows Control Panel. You need to open Additional mouse options, which opens the old-style Windows Control Panel. 4. In the Mouse Properties dialog box, click "Pointer Options" to switch to the Pointer Options tab.

5. Clear the "Enhance pointer precision" checkbox.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Turn off Enhance pointer precision to disable mouse acceleration. Turn off Enhance pointer precision to disable mouse acceleration. 6. Click OK to close the dialog box.

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