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I have lost my mouse functionality, and I have to work without it on my Ubuntu PC for a couple of days. I am OK with doing my stuffs without it on my computer. But I'm having no good time with web browsing at all. If I want to select a link I have to press tab several times, If I control mouse with Numpad then mouse moves really really slow (and it is useless). So, at the moment I do my stuffs on my PC and do web browsings with my laptop. Is there any way to solve this? I am using Ubuntu 12.10

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You should be able to control the acceleration settings of the mouse in the "Mouse Keys" tab of the "Keyboard Preferences" (source):


Ubuntu 12.10
These settings are found under:

Settings > Universal Access > Pointing and Clicking > Mouse Keys (disable)

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Alternatively, you may be interested in these:

  • keynav (sudo apt-get install keynav):

    Keynav makes your keyboard a fast mouse cursor mover. You can move the cursor to any point on the screen with a few key strokes. It also simulates mouse click. You can do everything mouse can do with a keyboard.

  • Gizmo Daemon :

Gizmod is a utility for enabling alternative input devices to be used in Linux. This includes such devices as the PowerMate USB dial, fancy keyboards and mice with buttons not recognized or supported by X. Gizmod allows per application event mappings.

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provided you're using Firefox, addons like these might be worth considering:

which I don't use anymore (at least not currently and not in the foreseeable future)

and of course the indispensible (?) keyconfig extension:

which I've been gratefully using for donkey's years.

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as such, these don't "control the mouse", but rather permit "avoiding the mouse"... ;) –  nutty about natty Mar 31 '13 at 10:47

Good way to learn some keyboard shortcuts search Ubuntu.com for keyboard shortcuts

An other handy option is using any game controller mapped with xboxdrv to your convenience.

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