How To Disable Mouse Acceleration in Macbook


Mouse Acceleration is a feature that allow mouse pointer to move quickly with smoothness. However some laptop users not find mouse acceleration a useful feature and want to disable it. Lots of people don’t know lot of about mouse acceleration they think its related to mice nocturnal. But not correct.

In Mac OS X machine if you don’t want use mouse movement recorder you can easily turn off mouse acceleration.

Mac OS X stores the mouse and trackpad settings independently. If you want to disable acceleration on mouse along with trackpad you can also do it or instead of mouse you can only disable trackpad.

In this article, we guide how to turn off mouse and trackpad acceleration using a apple script that make lot easier to disable acceleration.


How To Turn off Mouse Acceleration In Mac OS X

You’ve to use Terminal to disable the acceleration mouse on you mac machine. First of all navigate to terminal go to System Preference > Applications > Uititles > Terminal.

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Step 1 : 

Open Terminal on your mac

Step 2 : 

Enter this following command line in terminal to know current value of mouse type.

defaults read .GlobalPreferences

Step 3 : 

At the terminal, you see the normal value of mouse acceleration is 0 – 3. This value is recorder by the moving the Tracking Speed slider in the mouse pane.

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Step 4 : 

To disable the mouse acceleration set the mouse type value by -1 using command line in terminal.

defaults write .GlobalPreferences -1

In my research I’ve founded that in the Terminal that seem to disable the acceleration and set up the mouse tracking speed to constant.

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Undo Mouse Acceleration

If you would like to revert back the apple default settings of mouse tracking speed or mouse acceleration. Just open the Mouse pane of System Preference and change the Tracking Speed of Mouse.

How To Disable Trackpad In Mac 

As we all know mouse and trackpad work similar to each other. So if you instead of mouse acceleration you can also disable trackpad using a single command line via Terminal.

Command Line :

defaults write .GlobalPreferences


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