The pointing device (generally referred to as the mouse). When referring to laptops, please specify if it is the trackpad and not an external mouse by using the trackpad tag. Only use for hardware issues.

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Shaky Mouse Pointer in Ubuntu vs Smooth Mouse Pointer in Windows

The mouse pointer works very smoothly in Windows. But in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, when you are clicking (e.g. tapping on the touch-pad in laptops) the pointer is shaky and it shifts its ...
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Cursor is not moving in my ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot system)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi software. During booting when I click on ubuntu, I can't see my user account, instead it is asking for password for Guest account. and ...
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Mouse in lubuntu have a problem

I'm currently using Lubuntu and I like it, but I have a problem with the mouse pointer. I'm an android developer and I use eclipse. When I drag a button container in Eclipse then my I get 2 pointers ...
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Mulit-touch touchpad gestures Ubuntu 15.04

I'm running 15.04 with the gnome shell. I was wondering if I could get macbook like touch pad gestures on Linux, did some research and found xSwipe and Touchegg. I tried installing xSwipe and ...
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Starter is not very sensitive

Unfortunately the starter used in unity, when hidden, is not sensitive enough. Even if I use the highest sensitivity setting it won't show up unless I hit the border of the screen really hard with my ...
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Strage mouse behavior in DraftSight 2015

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Draft Sight 2015 from here. Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series Video here I would describe that as a "strange behavior" it is slow but sometime it's not predictable. How can I ...
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Alt Gr turned into right mouse button, Ubuntu 14.04

For some reason my Alt Gr key has begun to act as right mouse button. I've tried to look for similar symptoms on Google for a few days, to no avail. Using evtest, I've found out that "Macintosh mouse ...
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Touchpad not Working, Dell Inspirion 13 7347

I'm having issues with my Dell Inspirion 13 model 7347 Mid 2014. The Touchpad just won't work with 15.04 however it is detected. However it works on 14.04.2 LTS until you install updates then it ...
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touchpad configuration not working (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: 1) I frequently get accidental right click ...
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Mixed mouse themes

I have a problem with my mouse cursor theme style. Sometimes, it shows the theme I downloaded, sometimes the default Ubuntu theme (depending on which window I´m on). I already tried: Installed ...
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bluetooth broken (Vivid 15.04)?

So far I'm only seeing one problem with 15.04 on an Intel NUC5i5RYH: My bluetooth mouse (apple magic mouse) loses its connection frequently enough (or slows down to a crawl) such that it's almost ...
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How do I get the touchpad to work on an Asus notebook?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my aunts Asus laptop, now the touch pad does not work. I did all the updates and it still does not work. ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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Wireless mouse detection issue

I bought a wireless ASUS WT465 mouse, but when I plug it in the sensor does not work. I can click the left and right buttons and use the scroll but the mouse doesn't react to movement. Initially I ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system earlier today and everything went smooth except for this part: My mouse is not working in Ubuntu. It is a Zalman ZM-401R gaming mouse and it does not work ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS doesn't recognize my usb keyboard and mouse

I'm new to linux and I decide to give Ubuntu a shot. My keyboard is working on the screen where I select ''try Ubuntu'' but when Ubuntu finish it's loading I can't do nothing because my USB keyboard ...
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Networking failed to start and mouse also not working

I have installed ISPCONFIG SERVER ON UBUNTU 12.04 DESKTOP. On update my mouse stopped working. Then I run a command sudo dpkg --reconfigure -a sudo apt-get upgrade. It took lot of time to ...
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a trackpoint. In windows, it feels great. In linux, it feels kind of shitty. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in a ...
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Mouse freezes when connected through usb switch and simulatinously pressing keyboard key

I have an Aten US224 USB Switch which works fine under Windows. However in Ubuntu the mouse freezes as soon as I press a keyboard button (e.g. Alt + Tab) and simultaneously moving the mouse cursor. It ...
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How to set some key turbo pressing instead of usual middle mouse button behaviour?

There is a browser game. Sometimes I need to press a key on a keyboard very fast. How can I simulate turbo key pressing when middle mouse button is pushed and then recover it's behaviour after ...
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Sticky mouse after update to Kubuntu 15.04

After updating to Kubuntu 15.04 I run into a few problems (so far it's the worst Kubuntu experience I had in many years. And for the first time ever I even had to set up my system from scratch after ...
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Sometimes the cursor is invisible,but it still operates

Sometimes this happens,when I boot into ubuntu,the logon screen has no cursor,but when i move it,it still operates,i log in,and it is still invisible. If I log out,then log back i,the cursor ...
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cursor jump to mouse pointer location

as i type, the cursor jump to some other location normally towards mouse pointer location . it also select lot of words at once and deletes. dell team has given a software to windows and windows7 ...
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Bluetooth mouse pairs, but doesn't work

I'm trying to get my bluetooth mouse (Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse) to work. I've got it paired and trusted using blueman-manager. But the device isn't recognized as a mouse, it is listed as ...
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12.04 Mouse pointer freezing in google chrome

If I use Google Chrome to view videos on Youtube the pointer freezes but I can still use mouse although the pointer is invisible, it will stay that way even after closing Chrome until I restart the ...
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Mouse unresponsive under 12.04

I am having a problem with the built in touch device on two different laptops under the latest update of Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. First laptop was an Acer Aspire which has since been pulled from ...
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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse pairs but doesn't do anything

I recently bought the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse and have gotten it to work on my windows machines and but when I try to use it on my Dell M3800 running Ubuntu 14.04 it doesn't work at all. I ...
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Lower mouse sensitivity below minimum?

I have a gaming mouse and it's way too high sensitivity in Ubuntu compared to Windows. The output of xinput list gives me: Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ...
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keyboard and mouse no longer works beyond grub after recent update

I recently did a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and now beyond grub, neither the mouse nor the keyboard (both usb connections) works. I can fortunately still ssh into the machine, and use it that way, ...
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Playing Games, Mouse is moving around

I tried playing Metro Last Light Redux on my PC (Ubuntu 15.04, Geforce GTX 660, Intel Quad Core) and the mouse is moving from the right to the left all the time. It seems like it thinks a controller ...
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Why synergy started to become unresponsive?

I have been using synergy to share my keyboard and mouse between my desktop and laptop for a long time. Starting from around 2 months ago, it has become painful to use it. Generally, I can get my ...
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Problems with touchpad on Dell Inspiron 14 3000 with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits

I just got this new laptop Dell Inspiron 14 3000 a few days back, in which I intalled Ubuntu 14.04 (64bits) in the whole wide disk. The problem started when I wanted to configure a usb keyboard for ...
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Polling rate for laptop touchpad

I'm in a laptop, when I connect the USB mouse it's fluid, smooth and pretty. When I use the touchpad it feels laggy and it's notable that the polling rate is way inferior than with the USB mouse, ...
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Syncronize mouse sensitivity Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 dual boot?

How would I do this? It's driving me quite nuts getting used to the Ubuntu 14.04 sensitivity(I have it set to lowest) and my Windows 7 one. It's.. Close, but a bit different, and it's causing me to ...
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Ubuntu mouse stopped working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 and I'm experiencing a very strange problem with the mouse pointer. It moves without any problem but it doesn't click, it doesn't right click, the page forward and page backwards ...
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Wireless mouse shows up on lsusb and dmesg but does not work

This is a weird scenario, but I was using my mouse just fine yesterday, and today it won't work. I have a laptop that I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu with, and my mouse is a wireless 2.4GHz Mazer ...
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system freezes up but i can still move mouse

Sometimes the system will randomly freeze up and all i can do is move the mouse.I looked at several websites and a lot of them suggest pressing alt f1 or alt 1 or something like that, but the keyboard ...
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Xfce Feature, Scroll to Select a Window, Implement on Other Window Managers

I am using xfwm, Xfce 4.11, in Xubuntu 14.04. I really like the option to "Raise windows when any mouse button is pressed." It is under Window Manager Tweaks > Accessibility. I like it because I can ...
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After upgrading to 15.04 my cursor is invisible

When my computer starts up my mouse is invisible about 4 in 5 times. I can make it appear by going: sudo service lightDM restart But this is not a permanent fix. Does anybody know of a solution ? ...
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How to move the mouse while two fingers are touching the touchpad?

Before I installed ubuntu I could play games like lol with my touchpad, now I can't. How do I fix my touchpad so I can hold one finger on the spot where you right click and use the other finger to ...
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Expand mouse-wheel volume control to whole panel

There is one application I missed back from Windows and it is Volumouse. Simple yet effective app which enables you to control volume from the whole taskbar (panel) not just from indicator icon. ...
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Elantech touchpad is acting very strange

It often doesn't detect touches, is overly sensitive, acts as if I'm two-finger tapping or trying to highlight things. Sometimes it even acts completely normal. Either way, it's making my laptop ...
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Map Mouse Button To Keyboard Key only in One Program

Quick backstory: I'm a recent migrant to linux. I use Kodi, formerly XBMC, and in the Windows version, it recognized the 'back' mouse button (button8 on my logitech M510 wireless mouse) as backspace ...
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Just installed 14.04.2 LTS, USB mouse not co-operating

Done quite a bit of digging around, and as someone who is completely new to Linux this is driving me crazy. Just decided to duel-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1, with the intention of Ubuntu being my ...
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How do I configure XInput so it pressing a button toggles scrolling?

I followed the instructions found here to setup my Logitech TrackMan Marble Mouse. It works well enough, but I am just wondering if there is a way to use the button(9) as a toggle instead of having ...
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Is there possibility to remove all ALT modifier keybinds?

I got quite annoying bug. Many programs what I use (Blender, Unreal Engine4) uses modifiers Alt + mouse but Unity got also. I have removed all Alt + mouse keybindings in Unity but still it won't let ...
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ubuntu Dell 6600 14.04 multi-monitor problem

I am facing problem with ubuntu 14.04 when I connect my laptop to an external monitor. My system configuration is as follows: Intel® Core™ i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz × 4 Quadro 3000M/PCIe/SSE2 ...
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Disabling trackpad but still want to use trackpoint on Thinkpad E550

I've been searching but I can't seem to find a way to disable the trackpad on my Thinkpad E550. There isn't even an option to turn it off whilst typing which makes doing so extremely difficult. Is ...
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Dell XPS 13 and bluetooth mouse not pairing

I just bought a new Dell XPS 13 (9343) Developer Edition. I also bought a bluetooth mouse. I can't get the bluetooth mouse to work in the Ubuntu 14.04 (factory image with a few modifications). In ...
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My mouse does not work

I have a Silvertec Optical Mouse Model:GM02. It does not work after boot. I tried to run this command after boot: $ xsetpointer -l | grep Pointer I get these results: 2: "Virtual core pointer" ...
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help getting secondary mouse buttons to work? also have a k70 rgb keyboar numpad problem

i have a corsair M65 mouse, it has two buttons on the side on windows known as mouse button 4 and 5. also there is a sniper button. I haven't been able to use them at all, i'm using Ubuntu 15.04. i ...