How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10

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If you're a PC gamer, you want every ounce of advantage you can get out of your machine. While most of the focus will be on PC components for top-tier performance, there are ways you can maximize your settings in Windows 10 to give you an even greater advantage.

One setting to pay attention to is your mouse acceleration. Mouse acceleration is a feature that moves your cursor depending on the speed your mouse moves, rather than the distance it travels, and it is on by default in Windows 10. This can negatively impact your in-game sensitivity settings, especially in FPS games.

In this guide I'll show you how to turn off mouse acceleration in Windows 10 in a few simple steps.


Go to your Windows menu and open settings.


Open the devices section of your settings. This is where you control all the settings for your mouse, keyboard, printers, any bluetooth devices, etc.


Navigate to the 'Mouse' tab.

additional mouse options

Select 'Additional Mouse Options.'

Pointer Options

Select the 'Pointer Options' tab.

enhance pointer precision

The 'enhance pointer precision' box is checked by default in Windows 10, and is the setting responsible for mouse acceleration. Unchecking this box turns off mouse acceleration, ensuring that your Windows settings won't interfere with your in-game mouse sensitivity settings.

Happy gaming!