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How to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 11?

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If you want to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 11, you have come to the right place.

Mouse acceleration is a feature that accelerates or decreases the speed of the mouse cursor in relation to the speed at which you move your mouse. Using this feature, you can enhance the responsiveness and accuracy of your mouse movements.

You may want to turn it off if you are engaged in tasks that demand precise and consistent mouse movements, such as gaming or specialized applications.

In this article, we’ll discuss how you can turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 11.


Disabling mouse acceleration in Windows 11

There are two methods by which you can turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 11 — by using the Settings option and by using the Windows Registry.

Via the Settings

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Head to the Settings option by pressing the Windows key + I. Alternatively, you can search Settings on the taskbar menu. Additionally, you can click on the Start button and then click Settings.

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Step 2: In the Settings menu, head to Bluetooth and devices option.

Step 3: In the Bluetooth and devices section, click on Mouse.

Step 4: Now, drag the mouse pointer speed to the left or right as per your convenience.

Also read: How to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 10?


Via the Windows Registry

If you want to turn off mouse acceleration using the Windows Registry, follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialogue box. Here, type regedit to open Windows Registry.

Step 2: Next, paste or write the following address to directly head to the mouse settings: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

Step 3: Now, double-click on the value named MouseSpeed and modify its data to 0 (zero) to disable mouse acceleration. Alternatively, set it to 1 or 2 to enable mouse acceleration with different sensitivity levels.

Step 4: After that, double-click on the value named MouseThreshold1 and adjust its data to 0 (zero) to disable mouse acceleration. To increase mouse acceleration, set it to a higher number.

Step 5: Finally, double-click on the value named MouseThreshold2 and set its data to 0 (zero) to disable mouse acceleration. To increase mouse acceleration, set it to a higher number.

Congratulations! You have successfully disabled mouse acceleration in Windows 11. As a result, you will observe that your mouse cursor now maintains a consistent speed regardless of the swiftness with which you move your mouse.

This adjustment can greatly enhance your accuracy and overall comfort while using the mouse, particularly during activities such as gaming or working with applications that necessitate precise control over the cursor. Enjoy the improved control and smoother experience with your mouse.

Also read: What is Hardware Acceleration in Chrome? How to enable or disable it?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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