I would like to turn off mouse acceleration to begin training my hand for better accuracy and precision in my mouse movements. How can I do this in Ubuntu 10.10?
You can simply go to system/preferences/mouse to call up this preferences screen :
Drag the highlighted option all the way to the left.
There is a GUI for this, gpointing-device-settings:
This program has several features missed in the standard
If you seek for CLI way,
You can make it nice and simple simply by running:
Which will completely turn off mouse acceleration.
Save the file as a
I find the pointer acceleration extremely annoying. Even when it's set to "low"
Edited as the link is dead.
Find you input devices
List current properties for the relevant id
Change the mouse pointer speed (non persistent)
Setting Device Accel Constant Deceleration to 1.5 gives a slightly faster mouse.
To make the changes permanent, add the changes to a file and executed them automatically at login. Some options can be added to the x-server config.
More details here: https://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/PointerAcceleration/