Originally Posted by thuNDa
but that's not how it works in windows.
It doesn't allow enhanced precision, like you gave in ur example, but it just moves the cursor furhter, the faster you move the mouse.
If you move the mouse slow, the pointer precision will be the same, as with "EPP" off.
this feature was added to windows, when there were only mice with 400DPI, or ball mice with ~500DPI, which might be to slow for efficient office work.
You can lower your sensitivity to achieve better precision while maintaining the distance your cursor moves at high speed. It *is* more precise.
Originally Posted by Conditioned
Since if you have accel off the movement you do with your arm is the same for the same amount of feedback you get from your cursor, independent at what speed you move it, it's a lot easier to have higher precision without accel. This is the reason almost no good fps players (or other games where high mouse prec is good) use accel on.
Looks like maybe 5% have mouse accel.
Originally Posted by vanir1337
check yourself before you shrek yourself pls
Originally Posted by Bucake
lol @ the guy saying it's more precise.
if you like EPP on, it's probably just because you are used to it.
acceleration isn't bad per say, but as mentioned, the default windows accel curve is not great.
but you only really know if you prefer it on or off if you have tried both for a while.
you can't just turn it off and think, after 1 minute, that you prefer it on. stuff like this involves muscle memory and can take days, or even weeks, to get used to.
^ A select example of a bunch of people who just repeat what they've heard from "a pro", without bothering to investigate or understand.
Gamers have acceleration off, because they don't want to waste time and effort to get used to a curve.
Learning a linear movement is easy. Learning an acceleration curve is hard. People are lazy and stupid and will just condemn anything hard as "bad".
It's not bad.
Acceleration allows you to have pinpoint sniper accuracy while maintaining the ability to 180 and 360 without lifting your palm.
Also, anyone who has ever done design work has acceleration ON, because it is PRECISE.