Performance issues with high-polling rate mice


Users may encounter issues when using high-polling rate computer mice with osu!, due to incompatibilities between higher polling rates with macOS and Wine. This includes increased lags and instability when using mice above 500Hz.


Mouse polling rates are a known issue with Wine., and although it has been marked as CLOSED NOTOURBUG on the WineHQ Bugzilla page, users have been experiencing issues with high polling rates and Wine. macOS has also been known to suffer from incompatibilities with high polling rates, including CPU spikes and game incompatibilities.


There is no known fix for this issue, but there are different steps which have worked for different users.

  • Update osu!

  • Update macOS

  • Decrease polling rate from 1000Hz to 500Hz

  • Switch from a USB3 to USB2 port

  • Avoid the macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update (user-suggested, unconfirmed)

User reports

If that didn’t work

There could be something else going on here, and performing basic troubleshooting should help you get to the bottom of it.

If you’re still not sure what’s going on here, copy any osu! crash logs and generate a report with osu!macOS Agent, then let us know on the forums with what we can help.