How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn off or disable mouse acceleration in Windows 11.

If you see your mouse pointer shooting across the screen faster than you’re moving the mouse, it might be related to also mouse acceleration, also known as pointer precision. It is a feature that has been around for quite some time, starting with Windows XP.

It was implemented to help folks feel more in control of the mouse by increasing the distance and speed at which cursor moves across the screen in response to the speed of the physical mouse on a surface.

People who play video games might know about this and most recommend to turn off this feature to help stabilize the cursor movements on your screen. If disabled, your cursor moves a fixed distance solely based on the physical movement of your mouse.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Turning off mouse acceleration is quite easy even if you’re new to Windows 11, and this post is going to walk you through the steps.

To learn how to disable mouse acceleration in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to disable mouse acceleration in Windows 11

Again, if you like to disable mouse acceleration in Windows 11, use these steps.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices, select Mouse on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 mouse settings

On the Mouse settings pane, under Related settings, click on Additional mouse settings as highlighted below.

windows 11 mouse additional mouse settings

On the Mouse Properties screen, select Pointer Options, and uncheck the box for “Enhance pointer precision” to disable mouse acceleration.

windows 11 disable enhanced pointer precision

Click OK to save your changes and exit. Mouse acceleration is now disabled.

That should do it!


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