How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of the erratic mouse movement on your Mac? Mouse acceleration can be frustrating when you’re trying to navigate your computer precisely.

Luckily, there’s a way to turn it off and regain control of your mouse movement. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to disable mouse acceleration on your Mac.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Access Mouse Settings

Once in System Preferences, locate and click on the “Mouse” icon. This will open the Mouse settings panel.

Step 3: Disable Mouse Acceleration

In the Mouse settings panel, navigate to the “Tracking Speed” slider. By default, this slider is set in the middle.

  • Bold Text: Dragging the slider towards the left will decrease tracking speed and effectively disable mouse acceleration.
  • Bold Text: Dragging the slider towards the right will increase tracking speed and enable mouse acceleration.

Note: It’s important to find a tracking speed that suits your preference for precise cursor movement without any acceleration effect.

Step 4: Test Your Settings

After adjusting the tracking speed according to your preference, move your mouse around to test how it feels. You should notice a difference in cursor movement now that acceleration has been disabled.


If you’re still experiencing mouse acceleration even after disabling it in System Preferences, there might be third-party software interfering with your settings. Try quitting any mouse-related software running in the background and test your mouse movement again.


Mouse acceleration can be a hindrance when you need precise control over your mouse movement. By following these steps, you can turn off mouse acceleration on your Mac and regain control of your cursor. Experiment with different tracking speeds to find the ideal setting that suits your needs.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in resolving your mouse acceleration issue on Mac. Enjoy smoother and more accurate cursor movement!

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