How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10 and 7: Easy Steps

If you’re reading this now, it’s likely that you’ve heard or seen pro FPS players have this off and you want to be a pro, too, so...

But before we go to the actual steps on how do you turn it off, we’ll cover and talk about what it actually is, does it really help you get more headshots, and whether or not this is for you.

So without further ado, let’s get started...

What is Mouse Acceleration?

Technically speaking, mouse acceleration is a setting that you can turn on or off in Windows 10 and Windows 7. What this does is it increases the distance your mouse travels if you move your mouse fast from one point to another.

Simply speaking, the faster you move your mouse, the more distance the mouse pointer covers on screen.

Is Mouse Acceleration For You?

Turning mouse acceleration on is helpful for general use. Browsing the internet or working in a limited office space will surely benefit from turning mouse acceleration on.

Since office space is usually limited, turning this on allows you to cover more distance on the screen. So, you won’t have to lift your mouse back to the center just so you could push a little more distance to click on the X button.

If you’re a gamer…

You’re bound to see an IMMENSE improvement in your aim when playing FPS games.

Mouse acceleration is solely based on how fast you move your mouse from one point to the next. So in a sense, it’s not really accurate and could trigger missed headshots in game.

Have this off to experience 1:1 ratio when moving your mouse.

Why You Need to Turn this Off?

To.Hit.Your.Target.

Here’s a good scenario:

Imagine you’re playing PUBG or any shooting games, in general. You’re camping inside a house because YOLO. Now you hear footsteps behind you and you’re about 90% sure you could shoot them first before they could even react.

Thing is, you have your mouse acceleration on and the high-tension situation requires you to turn around as fast as you can just so you could pull the trigger first.

To make the story short, you died and you missed your target’s head by an inch because mouse acceleration.

Another reason why you should turn this off is to develop a strong muscle memory.

Precision and accuracy is everything when playing FPS games. Muscle memory allows you to instinctively do movements without having to think about it. By playing FPS games on a regular basis, you improve and develop muscle memory.

Since mouse acceleration is inconsistent, you won’t be able to develop a strong muscle memory.

Turn this off and you should see a huge improvement in your aim.

How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration: Windows 10

Step 1
Click on the Start Menu.

There are more than one ways to get this done and I’m going to show you the easiest way:

  1. 1. Click on the Start Menu
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    Click on the Start Menu.

  2. 2. Type the word mouse
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    Type the word “mouse”.

  3. 3. Click on Change your mouse settings
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    Click on Change your mouse settings.

  4. 4. Click on Additional mouse options under Related settings
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    Click on Additional mouse options under Related settings.

  5. 5. Click on Pointer Options
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    Click on Pointer Options.

  6. 6. Untick Enhance pointer precision
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    Untick Enhance pointer precision.

  7. 7. Click on Apply and then OK
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    Click on Apply and then OK.

Step 2
How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration: Windows 7

  1. 2.1 Navigate to your Control Panel from the Start Menu
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    Navigate to your Control Panel from the Start Menu.

  2. 2.2 Type in “mouse” in the search field at the top-right corner of the Control Panel.
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    Type in “mouse” in the search field at the top-right corner of the Control Panel.

  3. 2.3 Click on Mouse.
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    Click on Mouse.

  4. 2.4 Click on Pointer Options tab.
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    Click on Pointer Options tab.

  5. 2.5 Uncheck the Enhance pointer precision.
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    Uncheck the Enhance pointer precision.

  6. 2.6 Click on Apply and hit OK.
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    Click on Apply and hit OK.

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Final Words

All pro players playing first-person shooter games have their mouse acceleration settings off. Considering how accurate their aims and shots are, it’s worth trying it out yourself.

Turning mouse acceleration off doesn’t only improve your aiming skills but this should also improve your muscle memory. Moreover, this should give you the benefit of making fast and accurate reactions in tight situations.

By following the steps above, you should see massive improvements in your aim in-game.

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