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How to fix Windows 10 mouse lag

Here you will find out:

  • why a mouse is lagging
  • what optimal solutions for “Windows 10 mouse lag” are
  • when DiskInternals can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

Why is a mouse lagging?

Mouse lag is the asynchronous movement in relation to the actions of your hand. This includes mouse movement, right and left clicks, slow scrolling of documents with stops, slow and choppy direction of the mouse pointer, etc.

There are a few more unpleasant situations when the mouse lets you down:

  • My mouse is lagging only when playing games. Game lovers can get angry at this, especially if they pay money for the game.
  • Mouse stuttering when it becomes sluggish, or too slow. This also causes a lot of annoyance, as the speed of execution of tasks is much slower, as well as performance.
  • The mouse freezes in place for a few minutes. This situation can be confused with a situation where the system is not responding. In this case, it becomes difficult to know what to do next.
  • The delay may also affect the wireless mouse.
  • Delays mouse input when clicking any mouse button has no effect. It can be left and right-click, as well as additional buttons that help speed up your work.

Method 1. Try another mouse

Your mouse may be defective, or the cable is damaged. Try connecting a different mouse to your computer, even from other manufacturers. In this case, it is worth using one port to connect them. Thus, you will compare the work of different devices and come to a certain conclusion. You may also notice that mice from some manufacturers are faster than others. If other mice are also lagging, then it is not the mouse itself.

Method 2. Update drivers

Updated drivers are the key to the fruitful work of any computer device. Therefore, update your mouse drivers and, most likely, it will become faster and smoother.

Open Device Manager: Press the Windows Key + R and enter "devmgmt.msc". Click the "OK" button, and this will open the Device Manager window.

Here, open the Mouse & Pointing Devices category by clicking the arrow icon next to it. Right-click on your mouse in the list and select the Update Driver option. It will automatically search for updates, and then it will also automatically install. Restarting the computer will allow the updates to activate, and the mouse will regain its speed.

Method 3. Work with Scroll!

You can work with the scrolling function of inactive windows (it is optional and does not play a special role in working with a computer): if it is enabled, then disable it and vice versa. Oddly enough, but in some cases, it helps to fix mouse cursor lagging Windows 10.

So, in the PC Settings, you need to select the "Devices" subsection. Then pay attention to the menu on the left - here, click on the "Mouse and Touchpad" button. The Scroll Inactive Windows function will appear in this window - as mentioned above, enable or disable it. Now move the cursor over the screen and check if the mouse slows down.

Method 4. Work with Touchpad

If the problem occurred on a laptop or an external PC, you can do the following:

1. In the computer settings, select the "Devices" subsection.

Next, select Mouse & Touchpad and then click on the More Options link. At the bottom, select the TouchPad tab.

Then left-click on Settings and select the "Advanced Settings" tab. Now pay attention to the Palm Check Threshold function - give it a minimum value. Click on Enter and watch the mouse; there should be no delay.

2. You can also set a delay before your cursor moves to zero position. It seems like this function should be useful (for example, so that the cursor does not accidentally move while typing). But, often, this causes the mouse to lag.

You can fix this as follows: In Computer Settings, click "Devices" -> "Mouse and Touchpad". Then you will need the section "Touch Panel," and then set the value "No delay" and click OK.

The mouse needs to be rehabilitated.

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