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Why Should You Deactivate Mouse Acceleration on Windows

If you are someone who primarily uses their computer for gaming, then it is safe to say that you might have a gaming mouse. Gaming mice started as gimmicks, but in the modern day and age, they have become a necessity for many people. However, there is one default feature of Windows that makes many gamers angry because of how unnecessary that is. If you have not guessed it already, I am talking about the mouse acceleration.

You may have seen it having different names like pointer precision, and the source does have a tutorial that allows you to disable it. But many people wonder if there is truly a reason to disable the mouse acceleration on Windows. Well, this article talks about just that. We are going to be discuss some of the reason this feature should be deactivated.

It Makes The Mouse Movement Feel Artificial

Our mice; gaming or otherwise should have 1:1 movement whenever we are using it. Meaning that if the mouse moves a centimeter on your mousepad, your cursor should move the same length. However, turning the acceleration on will result in mouse movement that would feel artificial. Which means that if you move your mouse 1 centimeter, the movement might be 2 centimeters on the screen. This makes the movement feel artificial.

Gaming Can Be a Nuisance

While it might not make a lot of difference in games where mouse movement is not as important, if you play competitive FPS like Battlefield, Overwatch, or even PUBG in FPS mode, then the mouse acceleration can make the gaming a nuisance. You might not be able to land precise shots just because of that reason. That is why I would always suggest that you turn off the acceleration because it can make your gaming experience much easier.