How to Disable Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10

This discussion has a more recent version.
Ian admin
First Anniversary 5 Insightfuls 5 Likes 5 LOLs
edited June 2021 in Software

If you are looking to optimize your mouse accuracy for the latest games on Windows 10, you may want to look into disabling Windows 10's built-in mouse acceleration feature.   Without mouse acceleration your mouse will move an exact distance for each movement you make your mouse.  

This is very useful for users who play games that are first person or third person shooters.  It may mess with your muscle memory at first but after you get used to it, you are likely to have more accurate positioning when moving the mouse.  You may also want to change your mouse DPI settings or sensitivity settings you may have set for your gaming mouse.

To disable mouse acceleration on your Windows 10 PC:

1.  Right click on the Start button, typically found at the lower left corner of the screen, and then click on Settings.

2. On t
he Windows Settings screen that appears, select the Devices category.

Under “Devices” on the left side of the Settings window, select Mouse.

4. Under Mouse Settings, click on Additional Mouse Settings.

A “Mouse Properties” pop-up window will appear. Click on Pointer Options at the top of the window.

Uncheck the box for “Enhance pointer precision” to disable mouse acceleration on the PC. Click Apply to confirm any settings changes made.

We love seeing what our customers build

Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase

Submit Now
Looking for a little inspiration?

See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done

View Build Showcase


If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it.

Services starting at $149.99