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Windows 8.1 causes mice to go haywire

Mouse accuracy is a serious deal for hardcore gamers, which explains why they spend a good amount of cash for a high-end pointing device. However, they’ve recently experienced some inaccuracies after upgrading to Windows 8.1 and, as you’d expect, they’re not very pleased about it.

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These unhappy campers have been very vocal about their frustrations and have reported their experience on Microsoft forums. Here are some of the issues that gamers have already noticed:


1. Mouse jitters (jumps forward and back) as you move it through a game.
2. Mouse movement is not to scale even after acceleration is turned off.
3. Measured mouse Polling Rate has a lower reporting frequency than expected.
4. Mouse may not be able to reach all areas of the game window.
5. Can’t left-click with an integrated pointing device immediately after pressing a key.

A Microsoft Forum Moderator named Naman R says that the software giant is already aware of the situation and is working on a patch to fix it. Sadly though, the mod wasn’t able to provide a concrete date when the said software update will arrive.

If you’re also experiencing the same in-game problems, you can head over to the source link below to find out the temporary workarounds that the MS forum Mod provided.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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8 Responses

  1. Miss Call says:

    “At least they admitted it and are doing what they can to fix it.”

  2. No problem here.. playing Battlefield 4 in Windows 8.1 with no mouse problem…

  3. Jeremy says:

    Pagminsan naghahang yung mouse ko kahit hindi sa mga games. hindi naman ito nangyayari sa windows 7 and below.

  4. Mangyan says:

    …..Kaya pala!!!

  5. RaM says:

    Kaya pala di ako makatama. =(

  6. CopyCat-droid says:

    Mac OS X Mavericks delivers unparalleled updates to my desktop experience. Windows is doomed. Steve Ballmer is going to retire soon!

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