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Why do most people turn "Enhance Pointer Precision" in the mouse settings in the control panel? When its on my mouse feels smooth and very easy to control. When I turn it off my mouse seems to do its own thing, very easy to miss click or aim. It just doesn't feel as balanced when its off. I know there is a reason people turn it off but not sure why. I seem to aim a lot better with it on. I guess I am saying it feels more in control with it ON as opposed to OFF.
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All I know is that most people that swear to have it off are FPS players that are used to move their mouse the exact same distance no matter how fast you do it, if that makes sense. I don't think anyone keeps it off for productive work or anything else than FPS-ish games.
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AW OK so it's mainly just when gaming, not so much desktop stuff. When I have it off the mouse feels very jerky like it's shaking or something. With it on it's smooth as butter. Also when a game has an option in it for "RAW INPUT" I assume that if it's on the game itself is disabling pointer precision.
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I just asked the dozen or so people in my TeamSpeak and most of them that do turn it off like me come from a long history of 10+ years of gaming before that feature in Windows was where it was today and using ball mice.

 

Most younger and newer gamers who may have only known Windows to have it turned on just grew up used to it.

 

 

 

Personally I turn it off for both gaming and production (drafting work) because my hand naturally slow down for the more precise work so the additional pointer enhancement from Windows just throws me off.

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Probably because it's awful.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by axipher View Post

Personally I turn it off for both gaming and production (drafting work) because my hand naturally slow down for the more precise work so the additional pointer enhancement from Windows just throws me off.

Same, office work also goes quicker once you get used to it.
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Well I'm an old gamer :-) 43. And for me with it on, the mouse pointer seems stable and in control. With it off it seems jerky and not smooth at all. This is on desktop. I just went into BF4 and raw mouse input is turned on so I guess for games I have it turned off.
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With reasonable CPI levels you don't need it for low speed precision or bigger movement, it's just a bad accel curve. If I'd want to use accel I'd take povohats driver over Windows accel any day.
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Probably because it's awful.
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It's mostly personal preference. I have it off because I like knowing one sweep across my mouse pad is a full 180 degree turn in CS:GO regardless of how fast I swipe
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