Mouse acceleration determines how the cursor speed on your screen corresponds to the speed of the physical movement of the mouse. When enabled, the cursor moves faster across the screen with swifter mouse movements and slower with more gradual motions, offering a balance between precision and quick navigation.
In macOS, mouse acceleration is enabled by default, aiming to provide users with a smoother and more intuitive experience. However, some users, especially gamers or those accustomed to a linear mouse response, might prefer to disable it to achieve consistent mouse movement.
Unlike the past, where external applications like SteelSeries ExactMouse Tool or the LinearMouse app were required, macOS now provides built-in option within the System Settings app to toggle mouse acceleration on or off.
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