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In Ubuntu 12.04~13.10, the Settings >> Display >> Sticky Edges [On/Off] option was available. In Ubuntu 14.10, it is missing. How do I disable Mouse Edge Stickiness so that when I move my mouse from the left monitor to the right monitor, it doesn’t STICK to the edge, in Ubuntu 14.04?*

As suggested below, I tried using unity-tweak-tool, but could not locate the Mouse Edge Stickiness option. Any guidance is appreciated.

Once again, Thank you, as this will help my carpal tunnel syndrome! Thank you!

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up vote 15 down vote accepted

Go to Displays and disable Sticky edges.


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This doesn't work. I have it set to "off" and it still "sticks" on the edge between my monitors. It's infuriating. – Cerin Apr 29 '15 at 18:47
Kellen's answer below worked. I already use CCSM so it was easy to adjust the edge stop velocity to a lower setting. – Brenden Aug 7 '15 at 19:59

I fixed it in 14.04 with compizconfig-settings-manager as Kellen Donohue mentioned.

By setting "Edge Stop Velocity" to 1 (0 isn't accepted) and "Duration of Sticky Edge Relase after Break" to 0.

I needed to logout/login again.

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On Vivid it worked instantly without the need to log out. – ccpizza Dec 26 '15 at 21:49

Did you install Unity with the CompizConfig Settings Manager? You can download it with sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager. Then launch with ccsm. Click the desktop section on the left then Unity plugin, use the filter to find "Edge Stop Velocity" and set it to 0.

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This worked on Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily). – Dean Rather Apr 14 at 0:58

DON'T confuse this with the "Snapping Windows" setting, which can be set via "CompizConfig Settings Manager", which is downloadable from the Ubuntu Software Centre. Also works on 15.10

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So in CompizConfig its "Windows Management" >> "Snapping Windows", UNCHECK. To get deeper you may click the hover button (that magically appears). Then you'll have access to even more granular window snapping settings. – MannyC Jan 29 at 15:07

I did this with the unity tweak tool, it has a gui so its easy to use. its available in ubuntu-software-center

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I did sudo apt-get install -y unity-tweak-tool; unity-tweak-tool; >> And looked through all of the options but I could not find out where to disable Mouse Edge Stickiness. Can you please tell me where? – Bran May 8 '14 at 4:00
Windows, There should be a picture of your desktop and a bunch of options all around with colored corners. The colored corners/ edges represent your hot spots for the sticky edges. There are bars on the side of each hotspot to select the prefered action, there should be "do nothing" as an option – Deim May 9 '14 at 13:48
Window Manager -> Window Snapping – Matthew Read May 27 '15 at 18:35

It's because of the menu. ntrrgc is right, but you have to put the launcher bar all to the right, not in each display.

That fixes the stick problem and is worse, when you have that menu in both displays and with the option hide menu bar.

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For those that googled this answer looking for how to disable Window sticky edges. Type ccsm (to install sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) and filter by edge. Go to Snapping Windows > Behavior > Snap Type and uncheck Edge resistance and Edge attraction.

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One solution is to set the external monitor onto the left side of the desktop monitor in System-Settings >> Displays. This changes the direction you slide your mouse into the next screen, but this works when the "Sticky Edge" and CompizConfig-System-Manager options do not.

Drag and drop external monitor to the left side of the main monitor

-Please rep if this helps you -- I need 10 reps to post images!! D=

It appears that the issue with the right side is the placement of the workspace navigator along the right edge of the main monitor. The workaround is to find the sweet spots above and below the navigator but that can be rather annoying to rely upon.

NOTE: Applying this change to the left side of the monitor relinquishes any left-screen edge mouse controls such as the system search bar and the applications sidebar. However you still can access it via the "Super" button. But if you're using Gnome-Do or if you're a terminal wiz, this shouldn't be much of an issue..

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The best answer is here: How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors?

You need to change "Launcher Placement". Change "All Displays" and only select your left-most display. MAGIC!

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