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How can I increase the pointer speed and scrolling speed of Apple Trackpad beyond the max speed allowed in System Settings? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.01.

Please see below the mouse and trackpad settings

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Also I have installed the package kde-config-touchpad and not installed utouch. I have used this blog for doing so.

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This is the only way I can think of that might change pointer speed beyond the default allotment. It might not work.

Install dconf editor:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools 

Run dconf-editor and navigate to:

org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> peripherals -> touchpad  

There you can play around with the value of motion-acceleration. The max value that System Settings gives is 10, so maybe setting it to 20 would work.

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  1. Open System Settings.

  2. Click Mouse and Touchpad

  3. Increase Acceleration.

also see Configure mouse speed (not pointer acceleration!)

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Please see the images for the present settings. 1. There is no setting for wheel speed of mouse. 2. The pointer speed of trackpad is miserable (almost making it useless) and there is no threshold control in the trackpad. –  Gaurav Agarwal Feb 18 '13 at 17:40
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