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Mouse lag is a major issue affecting your user experience, and some Windows 10 users seem to have this issue. So let's see if there is a way to fix this problem.

How long does it take for the computer to save the data entered by the mouse when the mouse button is pressed?

In games, any delay in entry can affect the outcome of an event in games. Low input latency is an important aspect of competitive gaming.

The latency you get when you are connected through the wireless receiver or through a cable. The time it takes for the computer to record the data entered by the mouse when the mouse button is pressed.

Many mouse related problems can occur in Windows 10:

  • Mouse lag in Windows 10 in games - According to the user, this issue can occur frequently in games. This can be a big problem as it can affect game performance.
  • Mouse Stuttering in Windows 10 - This is another user-reported issue. According to them, the mouse stutters frequently, making it difficult to perform daily tasks.
  • Mouse Freeze in Windows 10 - Another common problem your mouse may experience. Many users have reported that their mouse gets stuck on their computer. This can be a big problem, but you should be able to solve it with one of our solutions.
  • Windows 10 Wireless Mouse Lag - This issue can affect both wired and wireless mice, but users have reported that this issue occurs more frequently when using a wireless mouse.
  • Mouse input, Windows 10 pointer lag - Another issue that can occur is mouse input or pointer lag. This is a common hurdle, but you should be able to easily solve it with one of our solutions.
  • Mouse is not moving - Several users have reported that their mouse is not moving at all. This problem is usually due to a driver or by your mouse settings.

At the same time as switching to a wired keyboard or mouse, there are some tips to decrease significant input lag. If you are using an older 27 MHz wireless device, try to keep the distance to the transmitter as short as possible. If you work at the edge of the 1.80m range, you may receive a weaker signal and be more vulnerable to objects that physically block the transmitter signal. For 2.4 GHz or Bluetooth models, make sure no other devices are operating on the same channel or band, which could also cause input lag or other unpredictable behavior. And, as always, keep these stacks fresh.


How do I perform a mouse latency test?

Here we will look at two methods to measure mouse latency.

Test the performance of mouse input in HTML JavaScript

There is a web page called HTML / JavaScript Mouse Input Performance Testing. Provides the most accurate results for mouse latency.

It works by comparing the difference between the hardware cursor movement and the last recorded mouse position.

After visiting the site, move your mouse in constant motion in the empty field provided.


In the figure above, the hardware position of the mouse cursor is black, while the red field indicates the actual position of the mouse. The difference between the two is the delay. The red circle represents "two frames" of input lag.

You don't have to worry about the many details on the chart, just look for the little delta in the middle. This is the length of the delay.

The small mean delta is calculated as a function of time per mouse event.

In other words, if it takes 996 ms to complete 126 mouse events, then the small delta or average latency is 7.90 ms.

The best mouse latency in Windows should be around 8ms. For the trackpad, it should be around 10 ms to 12 ms.

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