The Deadzone is a small area around the game controller’s thumbstick that does not respond to movements of the stick inside the area. Deadzones are built into games so that old controllers with worn out sticks will not cause on-screen movement when the control is sitting still. Depending upon the amount of Deadzone built into the game, this may case a delay in mouse response or decreased mouse performance when playing games with KeyMander. Properly adjusting the Deadzone removes any delay to the mouse and delivers significantly sharper and smoother movements and much more accurate results, especially when aiming-down-sight in FPS games. For this reason adjustment of the Deadzone is strongly recommended.
The Deadzone must be set while playing a first-person-shooter (FPS) or third-person-shooter game. The Deadzone is minimized when– after the last adjustment on the graph, the player in the game starts to move slowly in the direction of the adjustment – up, right or diagonally up.