How to Fix Lagging Mouse Movement in AutoCAD
This tip may not apply to everyone, but if it applys to you,I know this is going to make your day. Many useres have complained about their mouse having a delay in AutoCAD. This is not only very frustrating, but it also kills productivity. If you are using Windows Vista, here’s a solution that may fix your problem (you will need to be logged in with ADMINISTRATOR privileges:
- Click your START Button and then right click on COMPUTER and select PROPERTIES
- On the left side of the dialog box, under TASKS, select ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS (you will probably have to approve permission)
- Click the SETTINGS button located under the PERFORMANCE heading (located in the Advanced Tab)
- Under the VISUAL EFFECTS tab, select CUSTOM and then UNCHECK “Enable Desktop Composition” and select APPLY
That should do it. If it doesn’t fix the problem, or if you notice other problems, you can always go back the the Visual Effects Tab and select “Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer” to set it back to the default.
I know this was a answer to prayer for me. I hope it helps you also.
P.P.S. One of our subscribers, Shaun Endersby, added this information for those of you using Windows XP that may be helpful:
Something similar happened to me using XP with AutoCAD 2008, 2009 & 2010 where the mouse stutters across the screen, commands or coordinates entered are in the wrong order or not appearing and the reason – I’d simply undocked the command line to gain screen space. Re-docking the command line and the problem was solved! Took a while to realize the problem but it really was that simple.
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