How To Fix A Laggy Mouse?

How To Fix A Laggy Mouse?

You don’t appreciate your computer while it’s running properly, but when something minor goes wrong, it can be a significant source of frustration.

I’m having trouble with a sluggish or laggy mouse right now.

You have a lag issue if you find your cursor movements are slower or less precise than they used to be.

This indicates the time between a mouse movement and its response on your screen isn’t as quick as it should be.

For example, you might be scrolling down a Word document when the scroll bar pauses, or you might have to click two or three times on a web page link to for it to open.

There could be multiple causes of the problem, as with most computer-related issues.

It could be your mouse causing the latency, or it could be a lack of processing power.

When you’re having trouble, check your RAM (random access memory)

If you frequently have a lot of tabs open in your browser and are using many resource-intensive programmes at the same time, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere.

RAM manages running applications and tasks, and if you don’t have enough, your computer will slow down.

Select Task Manager by right-clicking on the Windows taskbar. Depending on your Windows version, go to the Memory or Performance tab.

You’re probably out of space if you only have 4 GB available. You can see how much each application is using by going to the Processes page, and then closing as many programmes and browser tabs as you can.

Now that you’ve ruled out a memory problem, it’s time to look at the mouse. First, try the easy fix: unplug it, restart your computer, and then reconnect the mouse to the port.

Try the second port if you have more than one. If it’s a wireless mouse, you’ll need to replace the batteries.

Clean your mouse after that. It’s possible that dirt has encrusted the infrared sensor beneath your mouse.

It’s also possible that there’s dirt within the scroll wheel, in which case you’ll need to open the mouse with a screwdriver and clean it out with canned air.

Check the sensitivity and speed of your mouse. It’s likely that a recent Windows update changed your mouse settings to default if you’ve previously customised your mouse settings.

If you’re used to customising your settings, the default settings may cause mouse lag.

Regardless, this is an intriguing modification that could let you customise your mouse to your preferred working style.

To access these choices, type “Mouse” in the Windows search box at the bottom of the screen. “Additional mouse options” should be selected.

You can change the speed of the pointer by selecting Pointer Options and checking the box “Enhance pointer precision.”

The final alternative is to get a new mouse. You must choose between wired and wireless connections.

Keep in mind that a wireless mouse requires charging and is easy to lose when travelling. In any case, dpi (dots per inch) is the most significant characteristic for a mouse because it defines the sensitivity, polling rate (the number of times the mouse communicates its position to the computer), and optical versus laser technology.

The majority of mice have a resolution of 800dpi to 6,000dpi or more. T

he greater the dpi, the more sensitive it is, hence the higher the dpi, the farther your cursor will go with the same physical movement as you. A normal wired mouse has an 800dpi resolution. You’ll notice a difference when you switch to 1,200dpi.

In hertz, the polling rate is measured. A mouse with a 125Hz polling rate communicates its position to the computer 125 times per second — or every eight milliseconds.

While this is acceptable for most users, individuals who edit films or play games may want a higher rate.

A laser mouse is more sensitive, may be used without a mousepad, and operates on glass or other transparent surfaces. An optical mouse is often more accurate and less expensive.

My best recommendation for you is to use a conventional mouse with higher specifications than the one that came with your device.

I wouldn’t recommend a gaming mouse (unless you’re a gamer) because getting used to the new buttons would be tough, and the better specifications aren’t required. Choose a name brand in the upper price bracket, which should not cost more than $50.

Vaishabh Jalmi
I am a technologist, an electronics engineer, and a writer with a keen interest in the latest developments in technology, design, and engineering. I have an engineering degree in electronics from one of the top universities in India. My experience spans different domains of information technology including hardware, software, embedded systems, and networking. I have built my career on this passion for innovation by working at companies like Intel Corporation, General Electric Company (GE), Cisco Systems, Inc., PTC India Private Limited, Teamwork Software Ltd., etc. As a tech writer, I have written for some reputed publications like MakeUseOf and TheNextWeb. This has helped me hone my writing skills while also making it easier to understand complex topics related to technology.