Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Windows 8.1 - Mouse Pointer Freezes during Games

Many times some Windows 8.1 users additionally notice that the mouse pointer is either terribly massive or terribly little in sure games compared to the default size of mouse pointer in different places like Desktop, Explorer, etc.

Both of those issues occur owing to some recently introduced options in Windows 8.1 like changes in mouse input process and icon scaling for sure desktop applications. These new or improved options cause sure games in Windows eight.1 to behave otherwise compared to previous Windows versions and that is why some users face issues whereas taking part in games in Windows 8.1.

If you are also having issues related to mouse pointer while playing games in Windows 8.1, you should try following methods to fix those issues:

Options 1- Using Compatibility Options

1. Right-click on game's shortcut icon and select Properties.

If the game shortcut is present in form of a tile on Start Screen, right-click on the tile and click on "Open file location" option given in bottom bar. It'll open the folder containing game shortcut icon. Now right-click on it and select Properties.

2. Now go to "Compatibility" tab and enable "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" option.


3. Apply the changes and try to run the game again. Now you should not face mouse pointer related issues while playing the game.

Options 2

Install Official Hotfix from Microsoft


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