I faced with an annoying bug in Windows 11. When using integrated GPU (Iris Xe), the mouse pointer lags/stutters in Windows 11 from time to time. By lagging/stuttering I mean the pointer moves with low (or at least lower) FPS than the rest of the picture…https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/cursor-lagstuttering-when-using-igpu-in-windows-11/2d4604fd-11cb-40db-a05f-6f9a0d059d62?page=4

Many people report that have encountered a Windows 11 mouse bug—the mouse stutters when moving fast. If you are also facing this issue, don’t worry. This post from NewsPivot offers you the solutions. You can have a try.

Way 1. Some Simple Tricks

If your mouse stutters when moving fast, you can try these ways first.

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Try to connect your mouse using another USB port or reconnect the wireless mouse.
  3. Change the battery of your Bluetooth mouse.
  4. Connect the mouse to another PC to check if the mouse is faulty.
  5. Update Windows.

If all the above methods don’t work, you can then turn to the following ways.

Way 2. Reinstall or Update the USB Driver, Mouse Driver, and the GPU Driver

Some people report that the culprit of the Windows 11 mouse lag issue is the USB, mouse, GPU drivers. Then, reinstalling or updating these drivers can solve the issue. Here is the guide:

Step 1: Press the Windows logo key + X and then select Device Manager from the menu.

Step 2: Expand Display adapters, Mice and other pointing devices, and Universal Serial Bus controllers to reinstall or update all the devices under these directories.

  • Reinstall Method: Right-click these devices and click Uninstall device one by one. Then, restart the PC to reinstall these drivers automatically.
  • Update Method: Right-click a device and click Update driver. Follow the wizard to complete the update process.
Some people may use DDU to uninstall GPU drivers thoroughly and then reinstall the latest GPU driver.
GPU, mouse, and USB drivers

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Way 3. Change Mouse Settings

Sometimes, the Windows 11 mouse stuttering issue may be caused by improper mouse settings. Some users report that they have solved the mouse lagging on PC by changing the following mouse settings. Here is the guide:

Step 1: Press the Windows + I to open Settings. Go to Bluetooth & devices > Mouse. On the right panel, you can increase the mouse pointer speed and turn on or off the “Scroll inactive windows when hovering over them” option.

mouse settings

Step 2: On the right panel, under Related settings, click Additional mouse settings to open Mouse Properties. Go to the Pointer Options tab, uncheck the Enhance pointer precision option and the Display pointer trails option. Then, click Apply and OK to save changes.

mouse properties

Step 3: Change the power management of the Bluetooth controller if you are using a wireless mouse.

  1. Open Device Manager and expand Bluetooth.
  2. Right-click the Bluetooth device and choose Properties.
  3. Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option.

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Way 4. Turn off Animation Effects

Some people report that turning off the animation effects is also one of the solutions to the Windows 11 mouse bug. Here is the guide: go to Settings > Accessibility > Visual effects and then turn off Animation effects.

turn off animation effects

Way 5. Disable Adaptive Sync Settings

According to some users, disabling adaptive sync settings can help solve the Windows 11 mouse lagging issue. Here is the way:

  1. Open NVIDIA Control Panel (if you are using a NVIDIA GPU).
  2. Under the Display tab, click Set up G-SYNC and uncheck the box of Enable G-Sync, G-Sync Compatible.
  3. Reboot the PC and let the change take effect.

Way 6. Disconnect the Second Monitor

Have you connected a second monitor or your TV to your computer? If so, disconnecting them may solve the mouse lagging on PC.

Way 7. Fix the Wireless Dongle Issue

Many report that the Windows 11 mouse stuttering issue is caused by the wireless dongle for the mouse. It has interference if it’s in the vicinity of a USB 3.0 port or connected to one.

Then, if you are using a wireless dongle, you can try the following ways to solve the Windows 11 mouse lag issue.

  • Insert the wireless dongle into another USB port. For example, you can move it from the back IO to the front USB panel.
  • Get a USB 2.0 hub and insert the wireless dongle on it. Then, move the hub far from the port.
  • Connect the wireless mouse via Bluetooth instead of the dongle.

Bottom Line

Do you have Windows 11 mouse lag issue? Then, this post offers you 7 solutions. If you know other solutions, share with me and I will add them to my post in the next update.

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