13 Ways to Fix Mouse Lag in Windows 10?

Mouse lag is generally the latency that we face while using our mouse. Sometimes we experience it when we are playing games or we are working in Windows 10 Operating System and the main reasons for the mouse lag are mouse driveroutdated graphics card, etc. We are going to look into this more in detail. Let’s talk about a few methods that are simple and help you to solve this problem efficiently.

Understanding Reasons

The most important thing to do when you plan to work on some error or problem is that you should be well-aware of the reasons that led to that situation in the first place. So, let’s see what are some of the reasons that cause the problem of mouse lag.

  • Sometimes because of the system being low on RAM and other resources, it causes the entire system to lag, and thus even more lag is experienced.
  • If it is a wireless mouse and you are experiencing mouse lag, then it may be due to interference. We’ll see how we can resolve this problem easily in the latter sections.
  • Mouse lag even might be a result of out-dated drivers.

Fixing Mouse Lag On Windows PC

There is a list of solutions that will help you in fixing mouse lag.

1. Enable / Disable Scroll Inactive Windows

  • Go to Settings then, Devices.
  • Search for the Mouse & Touchpad option.
  • You will now find a setting called Scroll Inactive Windows when I hover over them.
  • If that option is enabled then disable it and vice-versa.

If this doesn’t resolve the problem then check out for the solutions mentioned further.

2. Change Palm Check Threshold

  • Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad -> Additional Mouse Options -> TouchPad Tab.
  • Settings -> Advanced Tab.
  • Select Palm Check Threshold and move it to the left.

3. Set The Touchpad To No Delay

  • Mouse and touchpad -> Touchpad -> No delay(always on).

4. Turn Cortana Off

  • Open Cortana and go to Settings.
  • Disable the permissions of Cortana.

This might seem to be an unrelated solution to the problem of more lag butt in reality this serves as a good option and solves the problem of mouse lag.

5. Disable NVIDIA High Definition Audio

Sometimes, audio drivers like NIVIDIA Hgh Definition Audio also causes the problem of mouse lag.

  • Uninstall the GeForce Experience app.
  • If the problem is not fixed then go to Device Manager.
  • Now search NVIDIA High Definition Audio.
  • Once found, right-click and click on disable device.

6. Change your mouse frequency

Generally, in the case of the wireless mouse, even the frequency settings can be a reason for mouse lag, and therefore, decreasing the frequency might solve your problem to an extent. Open Mouse Configuration software and decrease the frequency. Now the mouse will start working normally and if still the problem persists look at the other solutions possible.

7. Fast Startup

  • Go to Control Panel and search for Power Options.
  • Then lookout for the option Choose what the power button does.
  • Move the cursor to the option Change settings that are currently unavailable.

  • Turn off fast startup.

8. Change your Clickpad settings

  • Go to the Mouse section in Control Panel.
  • Go to Advanced Clickpad settings.
  • Now set the smart sense filter to 0.

This is a selective solution. It may not be applicable if you can’t find the Clickpad settings in the first place.

9. Official Mouse Driver

If you are using a mouse of a certain brand then this might fix your problem. Most of the time the Windows itself updates and installs the Mouse Drivers but in case that is not done on your system, try doing it. Install the Official Mouse Driver. Hopefully, this will solve the problem of mouse lag. If you have already installed try finding the latest version of the driver if available.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, then roll back the drivers in the same menu.

10. Change Power Management Options

  • Device Manager and double click the USB Hub device to open the properties.
  • Move to the Power Management tab.
  • Diable the ability of the system to turn off by itself when the power is low.

This might prove to be an effective solution as sometimes to save power the functioning of external devices is altered.

USB Options

Here are tips you can follow to improve the mouse sensitivity without additional cost.

11. Change the USB Port

This is the first solution in this category. try changing the USB Port. There might be a problem with the report and not the device that is a mouse in this case.

12. Reduce Interference

Remove other USB devices if connected as that might be causing and interference nad thus might be causing a problem and a mouse lag as a result. Do not use the same USB hub for multiple USB devices.

13. Use USB extender

If you have no other option than using multiple devices at a time then use a USB connector. Simply connect the receiver to the USB connector and keep it far away from the PC to reduce interference.


No matter how small or technical the problem seems, we will keep getting back to you with new and updated solutions. So, stay connected and keep reading. If these methods worked for you, I’ll be glad to hear that too. Also if you have any more suggestions or feedback, feel free to share them too.

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