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Windows 8.1 mouse issues FIX

With the release of Windows 8.1 there have been some concerning issues with the mouse movement. In some cases the mouse would keep start stuttering or even freeze while playing games.

After a few days of investigating the problem Microsoft managed to find a way to fix a few of these issues.

Windows patch KB2908279 fixes the following issues:

  • Mouse jitters (jumps forward and back) as you move it through a game.
  • Mouse movement is not to scale even after acceleration is turned off.
  • Measured mouse Polling Rate has a lower reporting frequency than expected.

Microsoft also suggests to follow the following workarounds if you are suffering from these issues:

  • KB2907016 – Mouse may not be able to reach all areas of the game window.
  • KB2907018Can’t left-click with an integrated pointing device immediately after pressing a key.
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