Recently, I was forced to be without my precious gaming PC for a couple days. It was a devastating experience that left me cold and empty inside, forced to only play games on my laptop, which was not ideal.
It became much worse when I decided to launch Diablo 3 and found my mouse was stuttering and lagging all over the screen. If you’ve ever experienced this, then you know it makes gaming nearly impossible. But I managed to find out the source of the problem and how to fix it.
Essentially, the issue comes from the way Windows scales its interface on higher resolution displays. My laptop has a 4K screen, but I have it scaled so I can actually read text. All it took to get the mouse to stop lagging was turning off scaling.
To do it, you’ll need to right-click on your desktop, then click Display Settings. Move the slider down to 0%, then restart your computer. When you launch your game, the mouse should move smoothly. When you’re done playing, just repeat the steps above, but move it back to the scaling that makes your comfortable.
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