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I am having issues with cursor/ mouse lag when moving around in Studio One, how do I fix this?

+6 votes
asked Dec 25, 2019 in Studio One 4 by toddvisentine (180 points)
Need a fix for the lagging mouse/ cursor in Studio One.  I really don't know what is going on.  The audio works find but I am having lag with the mouse.  I don't have this problem in any other DAW's or programs, just Studio One.

Here is my PC info:

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 17763) (17763.rs5_release.180914-1434)
                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
      System Manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
             System Model: MS-7B98
                     BIOS: 1.10 (type: UEFI)
                Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz (16 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
                   Memory: 16384MB RAM
      Available OS Memory: 16326MB RAM
                Page File: 20959MB used, 4048MB available
              Windows Dir: C:\Windows
          DirectX Version: DirectX 12
      DX Setup Parameters: Not found
         User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
       System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
                 Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
           DxDiag Version: 10.00.17763.0001 64bit Unicode

Graphics Card:

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
        Manufacturer: NVIDIA
           Chip type: GeForce RTX 2060
            DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
         Device Type: Full Device (POST)
          Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1F08&SUBSYS_20623842&REV_A1
 Device Problem Code: No Problem
 Driver Problem Code: Unknown
      Display Memory: 14142 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 5980 MB
       Shared Memory: 8162 MB
        Current Mode: 3440 x 1440 (32 bit) (100Hz)
         HDR Support: Not Supported
    Display Topology: Extend
 Display Color Space: DXGI_COLOR_SPACE_RGB_FULL_G22_NONE_P709
     Color Primaries: Red(0.639648,0.330078), Green(0.299805,0.599609), Blue(0.150391,0.059570), White Point(0.312500,0.329102)
   Display Luminance: Min Luminance = 0.500000, Max Luminance = 270.000000, MaxFullFrameLuminance = 270.000000
        Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
       Monitor Model: Dell AW3418DW
          Monitor Id: DELA0FA
         Native Mode: 3440 x 1440(p) (59.973Hz)
         Output Type: Displayport External
Monitor Capabilities: HDR Not Supported
      Advanced Color: Not Supported
         Driver Name: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_db678424d2641c3d\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_db678424d2641c3d\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_db678424d2641c3d\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_db678424d2641c3d\nvldumdx.dll
 Driver File Version: 26.21.0014.3200 (English)
      Driver Version:
         DDI Version: 12
      Feature Levels: 12_1,12_0,11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1
        Driver Model: WDDM 2.5
 Graphics Preemption: Pixel
  Compute Preemption: Dispatch
            Miracast: Not Supported
 Hybrid Graphics GPU: Not Supported
      Power P-states: Not Supported
      Virtualization: Paravirtualization
          Block List: No Blocks
  Catalog Attributes: Universal:False Declarative:False
   Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/23/2019 6:00:00 PM, 959152 bytes
         WHQL Logo'd: Yes
     WHQL Date Stamp: Unknown
   Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-5C48-11CF-7257-6C001BC2D735}
           Vendor ID: 0x10DE
           Device ID: 0x1F08
           SubSys ID: 0x20623842
         Revision ID: 0x00A1

3 Answers

0 votes
answered Aug 11, 2020 by joshuaflores2 (150 points)
Also having the same issues. The mouse lags somehow like it has to think about what I clicked. Its so annoying. None of the other Daws do this.
0 votes
answered Nov 4, 2020 by johndamore (220 points)

I had this same problem on Studio One 4, 5 and 5.1. I finally solved the problem by changing my monitor's G-SYNC settings. I have my monitor set to 144hz refresh rate and turned it down to 60hz, then noticed that the "mouse lag" I was seeing in Studio One was how everything looked at 60hz; this led me to wonder if Studio One was somehow rendering at 60 frames per second when my monitor was at 144hz.

I opened Nvidia Control Panel and navigated to Display > Set up G-SYNC, then changed "Enable for windowed and full screen mode" to only "Enable for full screen mode." This fixed my problem immediately! It seemed as if something about G-SYNC running on Studio One is causing it to have some video tearing or to render at 60fps for some reason.

I don't know if you are running on a G-SYNC monitor, but try this if you are. If not, maybe try playing with some other settings related to refresh rate (FreeSync?) on your machine.


0 votes
answered Mar 16 by roysonboleh (1,110 points)
Not sure if this is the same issue as mentioned here but when I want to move my playhead from one location to another, if I click anywhere in the arrangement window, I get a fraction of a second lag. However, if I click on the time ruler, a marker, or an arrangement header, the mouse moves it in real time. I don't want to have to move my mouse to the top of my session whenever I want to move around but that hald second lag is really annoying.