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Fix mouse dragging delay when changing effects values

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Since at least CS6, there has been an issue for me with dragging on an effect value (Position, Scale, etc.). When I click and drag on it, nothing happens if I move my mouse slowly, which is what I normally want to do. I have to move it quickly for it to recognize that my mouse is moving, and then the value will change, but because I'm moving the mouse so fast, it jumps way past the value that I wanted. I would expect that as soon as I start dragging, the value would change immediately.

Here's a link to a video that shows it perfectly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7szXL_LFTM

And a link to the forum thread that discusses it:
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1440550?start=40&tstart=0

One of the "fixes" suggested turning the mouse speed up and "Enhance Pointer Precision" off. And that does "fix" the problem, but then my mouse is moving way too fast and I have no precision over anything else in Windows. My mouse pointer speed is set on the 6th mark, and Enhance Pointer Precision is on when I have the problem.

This works perfectly in After Effects and Photoshop, so it would be great to see it work in PP as well.

Windows 10
PPro CC 13.0.1 Build 13
I am using a SteelSeries Rival mouse, without the software installed.
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Engaged ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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THERE IS A FIX FOR THIS.
In Windows, go to the control panel.
Go to "mouse"
Click "Additional mouse options" or "Change the mouse pointer display or speed."
The "Select a pointer speed" value must be on the 7th notch or higher.
I also recommend turning "Enhance pointer precision" OFF.

See the attached .png.

However, if your cursor is now moving too fast for you, this means that you need a mouse that can independently adjust its own "sensitivity" or "dpi."

If you love your existing mouse and don't want to get a new one, then you can use the linked AHK script at the bottom of this post.

========= ETC INFO ===========

That forum thread is no longer available. Here's a link to a newer thread,

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/to-change-parameter-values-i-have-to-move-my-mouse-at-a-...

A link to an archive of the old thread:
https://web.archive.org/web/20141128004553/https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1440550

And finally a link to the old AHK that I used to use to fox the problem:
https://github.com/TaranVH/2nd-keyboard/blob/master/Taran's_Premiere_Mods/I_do_not_use/PREMIERE_BUG_...

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Nice fix!!!

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Hello from 2021.
This bug is still here in Premiere Pro 15.2.0.

I.e. when dragging Motion->Scale from 100%, there's no change for like 200 on-screen pixels of cursor movement, then it jerks right into 230% scale ...

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