Have you ever experienced an issue where your in-game mouse movement starts spinning on its own, and mouse sensitivity increases randomly while playing the game? We will explain possible fixes to that problem in this help article.
Possible ways to fix the problem
1. Disabling the "Enhance pointer precision" option in Windows settings.
Enhance Pointer Precision is a setting to assist you based on how fast you move the mouse. If you disable the setting, your cursor will move as far as it should, irrespective of your mouse movement. While gaming, the mouse movement is not linear; hence the setting would do more harm than good.
If you do not know how to disable this option in your Windows settings, do the following:
- Click the "Start" button.
- Type in "Mouse" without the quotes.
- Click on "Mouse Settings."
- Click "Additional Mouse Options"
- Click the "Pointer Options" tab.
- Un-check the option "Enhanced Pointer Precision."
- Click "Ok" to save your changes.
2. Changing the mouse's polling rate.
There are different ways to change your mouse's polling rate, depending on the brand of your mouse. Some brands of gaming mice allow you to change the polling rate using the button on the mouse. If you have that mouse, you can press buttons to change the polling rate (the best option is to set it at 125 Hz).
Some gaming mice, such as Razer and Zowie, have specialized companion apps that you can use to change your mouse's polling rate, among many other things. If this is the case for you, use the app to decrease the polling rate.
You can try using third-party software if your mouse does not have separate buttons or an app to change the polling rate.
3. Changing the javaw.exe priority in the task manager.
If you have never changed any process priority and do now know how to do it, do the following:
- To change the javaw.exe priority, you first must launch Minecraft through the launcher you downloaded.
- Open your Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+RShift+ESC at the same time.
- Locate the "Details" tab at the top and click on it.
- Find javaw.exe.
- Right-click on it, move your mouse cursor over "Set priority", and click on "Below Normal" or "Low".
4. Decreasing the mouse DPI.
The higher you have set the DPI, the faster your cursor will fly as you use your mouse. If you want to avoid having very high sensitivity in the game, we suggest decreasing the DPI.
There are various ways to decrease the mouse DPI; all have been mentioned & explained on this website (click on it).
5. Changing the Java version that the game uses.
If you experience random sensitivity spikes in the game, you should consider changing the Java version that the game uses, as it has helped some users get rid of the issue.
If you do not know how to change the Java version on Vanilla Minecraft, click here to find a tutorial.