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I have a Logitech K360 Keyboard and K325 Mouse on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. These had been working out of the box for a while, but recently they started acting up. For example, if I open up Chrome, the mouse and keyboard suddenly stop working. I can still move the cursor, it just won't click on anything. Also Alt+Tab (to switch applications) on my keyboard stops working. I downloaded Solar thinking maybe putting both devices on one Unifying Receiver would help, but same thing. Does anyone have any ideas?

Before you point me to the direction of this question, I have already tried this, plus my mouse is being recognized, just not behaving properly.

Thanks in advance.

p.s. I have no idea why this would matter, but I recently put transmission-gtk --minimized as a startup application. The mouse and keyboard really started acting up then.

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reinstall the driver: sudo apt-get --purge autoremove xserver-xorg-input-all && sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all – Dumindu Mahawela Jul 14 '14 at 17:11
@Mike B did you try this and did it work? – JohnnyBizzle Jul 17 '15 at 11:16
@JohnnyBizzle, this did not work. – Mike B Jul 17 '15 at 14:34
I think the fact that hardware manufacturers build stuff for Windoze means we sometimes get bitten in the backside. I am having similar problems with my Logitech mouse and Alt+Tab not happening. Try using [special key]+[s] to task switch instead. I wonder if it is just Logitech mice causing problems? – JohnnyBizzle Jul 20 '15 at 7:07
I've tried another mouse (non Logitech) and that works fine. Perhaps the wires in the mouse cable are frayed? – JohnnyBizzle Jul 26 '15 at 8:52

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