​How to Disable Mouse Acceleration for
Windows 10

As a gamer, you are probably aware of the benefits that turning off mouse acceleration in your gaming PC brings. Turning it off is going to help you out MASSIVELY, trust me I've been gaming for YEARS and it's one of the best things you can do to improve your aim. When you turn off this setting, every mouse movement on the pad, the on-screen cursor will also move a fixed distance (like for like). The distance that the cursor covers will not depend on the speed at which you move the mouse, allowing you to improve your muscle memory and accuracy.

On the other hand, when mouse acceleration is on, the speed at which you move your mouse will determine the distance that the cursor travels. The faster you move the mouse, the longer the distance that your cursor goes. This phenomenon can be frustrating for any gamer due to the EPIC inconsistencies it creates. Read on for a comprehensive guide on how to turn acceleration off in W10 to eliminate the natural mouse movement interference.

​Step by Step Guide on Disabling Mouse Acceleration

Turning off mouse acceleration for any Windows is a simple process that you can do in a few simple steps in Windows 10. You can disable the setting by doing the following:

Click on the Windows Search Bar and type ‘mouse settings’ and then select the first result, which will take you the settings menu.

  • Click on ‘Additional mouse options’ under ‘Related settings’ – a ‘Mouse Properties’ tab will pop up.
  • Go to the ‘Pointer Options’ section and click on it.
  • Uncheck the box called labelled as ‘Enhance pointer precision’.
  • Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ at the bottom of the ‘Mouse Properties’ tab.

You should be good to go at this point. However, Windows still does not entirely disable mouse acceleration – it still adds a few acceleration effects. To ensure you turn off the mouse acceleration entirely, you must work with a particular registry file, which you can download here (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK). Open the zip file that your computer will download and unzip the ‘Windows 10 fixes’ folder. After doing so, go through the following steps:

  • Open the unzipped folder and double-click on one of the files with a percentage matching the scale of your computer screen.
  • Click on either ‘YES or ‘RUN’ depending on the prompt that pops up.
  • In case of any challenges, check whether mouse acceleration is on or off in your ‘mouse driver’.
  • To reset everything, click on the ‘default’ file.

​Conclusion

The steps to disable mouse acceleration are quite straightforward. They should take you a few seconds to complete and you can get on with WINNING. In first-person shooter games, disabling mouse acceleration has the most noticeable effect by making aiming easier than before, essential skillz for any gamer looking to rack up more kills. You can improve things further by employing other adjustments to your setup, such as these, as well as toggling settings like resolution and anti aliasing. A combination of these adjustments will have an impact on your accuracy.

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About the Author Olivia Huntington

Hey You Guys! (Sorry I can't resist a good Goonies reference), as you may have guessed I'm a child of the 80's. I've grown up playing video games such as Doom, Quake, Quake 2 and Half-life which obviously lead me to serious Counter Strike addiction. Overwatch 4 life <3

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