What is mouse Acceleration?
A “function” called mouse acceleration, has confused our aim since Windows XP. Why is it enabled by default? Who knows? What’s with the name “enhance pointer precision”? He’s not sure if he’s ever seen anything more perplexing. Mouse acceleration can be disabled, and you’ll notice an immediate improvement in your mouse movements. This might be the edge you need to reach that next rank in over watch or CS: GO. On most operating systems and games that require it, this document explains how to turn off mouse acceleration.
What does mouse acceleration do?
The farther your cursor moves when mouse acceleration is ON, the faster you move your mouse. The faster you move your computer mouse, the further it travels. This feature is beneficial for making the most of a tiny work space while also being detrimental to activities that require precise computer mouse movements like gaming. Mouse acceleration should be turned off so that your cursor and mouse may travel at a 1:1 ratio without depending on speed. For this reason, most professional players turn off mouse acceleration.
Mouse acceleration can make you a better player, or it may make things worse. Mouse acceleration is generally to be avoided unless there are compelling reasons for doing so. To disable mouse acceleration, go to the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers menu on your computer. From there, find your mouse from the drop-down menu and select Pointer Options under the Mouse Properties window.
Mouse acceleration compensates for mouse speed:
Mouse acceleration compensates for mouse speed and tries to make your cursor move more smoothly when you’re moving it around; however, it looks like most people prefer to use their computer with mouse acceleration turned off.
Here’s how to do that in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) and 8.04 (Hardy). There are two different ways to do this: (1 by adding a line of code into an executable file or 2) by using ‘Synaptic’ and turning on/off some features for each of your installed applications. The second method is easier, so I’ll show you how to do it. If this method doesn’t work for you, try the first method, which involves editing an executable file.
- Open ‘Synaptic’ from the ‘System -> Administration’ menu, click on “repositories”, click on the 3rd party repo so that it’s selected (so look at all of them), type in “mouse” in the search bar and check off the package called “pointing-device-settings” (NOTE: if your search returns no results, try unchecking one of the options in the repositories screen until it appears). Once you find pointing-device-settings, mark it for installation.
- After you hit the “apply” button in synaptic or let it installs automatically, close ‘Synaptic’.
- Open up a terminal window (if you don’t know where the terminal program is, type in “terminal” into the dash (Ubuntu’s search feature) and it should show up.
- Paste this command into the terminal window: sudo apt-get install pointing-device-settings.
- Hit enter on your keyboard to run the command.
- After you hit enter, it will ask for your password (if you’re using Ubuntu). Type your password in and hit ‘enter’ again. The installation of pointing-device-settings should begin shortly. Once it finishes installing, that’s all there is to it!
- Open the dash (Ubuntu’s search feature, it looks like this: ), type in “software center”, click on the top option that pops up. Once you have the ‘Software Center’ window open, click on “Edit” which is located at the top right of the Software Center program.
- Once you are in “Edit”, select “Software Sources” from under the “Settings” tab listed along the top.
- Once you are in your software sources menu, hit ‘Add’ (if you already added a 3rd party repos as I told you to earlier and it’s still checked, then skip this step).
- After hitting ‘add’, type in whatever name you.
If you want to turn your mouse speed down even more or up even more, you can modify the 6/11 slider so that it’s at 5/10 (slower) or 7/11 (faster). (NOTE: you should use the Synaptic method to make your changes permanent). Although this affects mostly gamers and regular users, it is decided to post this article for all kind user.
Mouse acceleration compensates for mouse speed and tries to make your cursor move more smoothly when you’re moving it around; however, mouse acceleration looks like most people (including me!) prefer to use their computer with mouse acceleration turned off.
Mouse acceleration is a useful function
Mouse acceleration is a useful function in Windows 10, to an extent—it proportionally increases the movement of your mouse pointer as you move it across the screen. Nobody likes losing money, especially when it’s on purpose. Even if you intentionally create a losing position, this strategy has the advantage of allowing your opponent to make some mistakes first. As a result, he or she is more likely to miss the mark than you are.
The bad news is that it’s simple to turn off; simply deactivate the oddly named “Enhance pointer precision” option, which does nothing of the sort.