Devices Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision in Windows 11


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The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

Enhance pointer precision is a form of pointer acceleration that determines how fast the pointer moves in response to movements of the mouse. Enhance pointer precision makes the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, but it can make the pointer less precise in other situations. Your mileage may vary.

The MouseSpeed, MouseThreshold1, and MouseThreshold2 string values in the HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse key in Registry Editor determine when and to what extent cursor speed accelerates when the pointer moves rapidly.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off enhance pointer precision for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision in Control Panel
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Mouse icon.

2 Click/tap on the Pointer Options tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Enhance pointer precision under Motion for what you want.

4 Click/tap on OK.

5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.

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Option Two

Turn On or Off Enhance Pointer Precision using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Enhance Pointer Precision

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Enhance_pointer_precision.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
"MouseSpeed"="1"
"MouseThreshold1"="6"
"MouseThreshold2"="10"

3 Turn Off Enhance Pointer Precision

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Enhance_pointer_precision.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
"MouseSpeed"="0"
"MouseThreshold1"="0"
"MouseThreshold2"="0"

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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