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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Why can't I type with some keys on my laptop?

After I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that some keys on my Asus A53U laptop have stopped working correctly, and others work for the wrong keys, i.e. I press the key below backspace (can't remember ...
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Trackpad not being detected after re-opening laptop (Kubuntu 15.10)

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15Z laptop. My touchpad works just fine when I first start the laptop, however when I put the lid down and put it back up later, the trackpad does ...
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Can't highlight text by moving the mouse down

Problem(youtube) I can't highlight text by moving the mouse down in browsers. This problem exists in different distributions of Ubuntu. I was tested on: Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu. Version of ...
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Mouse cursor changes size when new process starts

In KDE, you may already change the mouse size in setting (maybe bigger size for better vision or smaller size for more comfort). When new process starts, mouse change its size (usually become ...
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Secondary Screen & Mouse Click snafu

I think both my problems are related. When I connect my laptop (Dell Latitude E6410) to my TV, after some overscan tweaking’s, it looks good on the TV but when I move my mouse to any of the edges of ...
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Mouse disconnecting randomly 15.10

My mouse randomly freezes (disconnects?) and connects again, CPU doesn't have to be peaking, when I'm working on desktop or in a game and move my mouse it sometimes stops for a second. Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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Weird mouse behaviour in Xubuntu - BUG?

I have Xubuntu 14.04 x64 installed and I'm noticing a very strange behaviour. Sometimes my mouse acts as if I've pressed the right button and opens context menus at random. I've tried finding out ...
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Laptop MousePad Is At Drag State Or Not Clicking On Startup

I Have Vaio VGN-CS16G Laptop with ubuntu or flavours of ubuntu on it In Startup (After Login) Mouse Touchpad is going on Drag state (rectangle appearing and selecting icons) or sometimes not clicking ...
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Zalman M500WL Cordless mouse problematic in Ubuntu 15.10

On my laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 the Zalman cordless mouse works only intermittently. It beeps on/off every few minutes sometimes seconds. Wondering if someone has run into this problem before and a fix ...
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Mouse pointer integration greyed out in vm box

My host OS is ubuntu 14.04 and I am running vbox version 5.0.12. I could use the same pointer in the guest and host os, but recently I shut down the guest os in vm box instead of saving the state and ...
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how to manually install hid-logitech-dj module?

I'm running ubuntu mate on raspberry pi2. Logitech k400r keyboard w/touchpad works fine with generic driver but when I wanted to add logitech m525 mouse using the same unifying receiver, I had to use ...
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Have the BT mouse detected and started automatically

Have a Bluetooth mouse that has been setup a while ago. And the Bluetooth indicator in the top bar shows the mouse. It says Bluetooth ON Visible OFF Bluetooth Mouse connection OFF When I switch on ...
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How can I map the extra mouse buttons on the Logitech G300?

The left mouse button on my mouse doesn't work properly. Something inside is broken that makes it register multiple clicks on just one click. So I wanted to map the left mouse click to a different ...
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Pass Alt+Drag through to VirtualBox

Background Running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Xubuntu Linux (xfce). Installed Alt+Drag on Windows 7 to enable Right-Alt + Mouse Click to drag. Problem It seems as though xfce is not passing the ...
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resolution issue with ubuntu making mouse pointer larger

My laptop has a 4k display running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have scaling issues, so I changed my resolution to 1360x768. When I restart sometimes (50% of the time) the resolution again becomes 2160p for 2 ...
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Touchpad not working properly - Ubuntu 14.04 - Used to work

Today, suddenly my Ubuntu 14.04 running on my HP Pavillion DV6 had the touchapd not working properly, at all. I plugged an external mouse, it worked great. Problems I'm having with my touchpad: ...
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Are there other programs or ways to adjust & diagnose mouse settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop and have had several issues with click and pointer control. The Mouse & Touchpad settings program seems to be missing several features I would like, so I am ...
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Is GNOME 3 in 15.04 disabling mouse buttons?

Normally in my XFCE4 desktop the right mouse-button works. But not in GNOME. The right mouse button, and the wheel are both not working. I'm using a Logitech M500.
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My mouse pointer has vanished. Can anyone please help me get it back?

I'm running a really long job on my computer and my mouse pointer has just vanished. I really don't want to have to restart the computer because this is a very long job, so could anyone help me try to ...
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USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly in 14.04 64bit

Unfortunately I've been unable to identify the cause other than I have an application that runs, in what appears to be a Xorg scheduler (task manager shows worker, then a shed job), then the mouse ...
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Is there a way to mimic “click and drag” using the keyboard?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on an old 2008 MacBook. My trackpad had an unfortunate accident (prolonged exposure to condensation) and no longer recognizes the "drag" portion when I'm trying to click and ...
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Mouse pointer disapears in console when typing begins

I am on on ubuntu 15.10. In the console when I begin typing, the mouse pointer disappears. It reappears when the mouse is moved. Is there a means to disable this behavior? I've looked in the relevant ...
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How to disable physical mouse buttons below touchpad

I'd like to disable the two click buttons below my touchpad because the right one keeps activating randomly. I've read doc about synaptics and synclient, and using xmodmap as suggested in Disable ...
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Hi! I updated my laptop but I shut down accidetally causing for the update to be incomplete. Now, my laptop doesn't work properly. What to do?

I can't use the mouse. There's a box where I can partially update the OS. But I can't click it because the mouse is not working. Help!
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(SOLVED) Ghost click on lower-right corner

I'm dual booting my ASUS Taichi21 with windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04 for a week or so. It was all working perfectly, but last night my mouse cursor started randomly clicking the lower right corner of ...
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Reverting 15.10 trackpoint behavior to previous versions

I'm a long time Thinkpad user who recently upgraded to 15.10 when I got a new T450s. Mostly I'm as happy as I've ever been but I've noticed a change in the trackpint scrolling behavior that is ...
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Mouse settings not saving after changing with terminal

Right now, I have ubuntu 15.10 I wanted to change my mouse sensitivity and did that via terminal with the (xinput set-prop) command but after restarting my computer it doesn't save the settings. How ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - some mouse events register only after movement or 1 second delay

My Logitech wireless mouse behaves oddly with Ubuntu 15.10. The mouse scroll and left click event gets registered in the below cases: - immediately IF moving the mouse (even for one pixel). If not ...
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How do I automatically disable touchpad while typing or while a mouse is plugged in on Ubuntu 15.10?

I looked around and found touchpad-indicator, but when I go through everything and install it, my computer doesn't recognize it. I did some more googling and it seems like touchpad-indicator doesn't ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 Touchpad Not Working After Forced Shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04)

I am having issues with my touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04. I was running a simulation which caused my computer to slow down too much to even be able to abort the code, so I was forced to use the power ...
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Mouse does not work on unbuntu

I have just installed today and replaced windows 10 on my laptop. I can use all keyboard functions but mouse/touch pad doesn't work - there is no mouse pointer. Can anyone help me solve this thanks. ...
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Ubuntu MATE mouse/touchpad acceleration

I've been using Ubuntu MATE since september and it's the only disto that I've seen that uses 4.x.x kernel that supports Focaltech touchpad's which are used on Asus laptops. The only problem I have ...
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Mouse cursor leaving “trails” / artifacts

On Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, my mouse cursor leaves strange "trails" all around the screen. This happens when the cursor moves over or leaves a dynamic screen element (anything that changes on hover) such ...
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Can't Get PS/2 Trackball to Work

I'm having serious issues trying to get a PS/2 trackball to work. The trackball works under Windows, and I can get other PS/2 optical mice to work with my Linux distribution. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Cannot update /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority after restoring /var directory

I have tried the following for getting this error fixed. Boot into "Recovery Mode". Input the root password for maintenance mode. Go to the /var/lib/gdm folder (cd /var/lib/gdm). Remove the ...
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Razercfg didnt do what i want, and now i cant revert it

So i got Razercfg(link) to try and get my Razer lachesis's 6th and 7th button doing something i want. But the button remapping feature isn't developed enough, so bummer. But the software(daemon) ...
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Mouse Pad triggers auto click also not smooth

I have an acer aspire 5738 with dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 14LTS recent days i am facing some problem while using mouse pad like it is not smooth the cursor moves randomly here there even when none is ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Right mouse button on unity task bar opens always firefox and does not open context menu within Firefox window

Recently installed ubuntu 15.10 desktop on an asus eee slate ep121 Tablet PC with defaults. Attached it to a hdmi TV, with the internal screen disabled. Problem is that on the unity task bar and ...
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ubuntu 15.10 mouse & touchpad missing settings in settings

my 15.10 image installs fine but has no 2 finger scrolling settings. 14 lts had two folder in that panel, but this one lost all the cool stuff. is there a fix? regards bjorn o.
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Right click Lenovo X60 not working (not touchpad)

My Lenovo X60 right click button is not working in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm pretty sure I used it with 12.04 long time ago and it was working fine. Please note this is not a synaptics touchpad, it's actually ...
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Keyboard and mouse stop working in ubuntu live usb

I have recently tried installing Ubuntu from a live USB on to my PC, and i encountered problems with Ubuntu not detecting my keyboard or mouse as soon as I boot into it. The keyboard and mouse works ...
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Clicking Minimize Apps to Maximize it in Unity Launcher with Mouse and Touchpad give the different Result

I want to ask something, I have already observed this strange behaviour since Ubuntu 13.04. I know I can Maximize Apps in Unity Launcher (which is opened and minimized) with Mouse Scroll Up. But ...
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Disabling Sticky Edges on Ubuntu 14.04?

As the title suggests, I'd like to completely disable Sticky Edges from my set up. I have disabled the Sticky Edges in the system settings and played around with CCSM and Tweak Tool to change the ...
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How to connect to a bluetooth mouse using terminal?

I need to auto-connect my bluetooth mouse at system startup, it is already paired with my computer but i have to click a couple of times to use it after system startup. I've read that a usefull ...
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Discrepancy between visual cursor and actual cursor position while using dual monitors

I've been trying to set up dual monitors for a while now, and haven't been able to get it to work because of this issue. I was able to get it to work fine earlier today, but the issue returned later ...
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Keyboard and mouse disconnect whilst installing Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Version

I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Version) from their website and burned it to a DVD. When I boot my computer my mouse and keyboard are connected so I click Install ...
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Possible to get the magic mouse 2 touchpad working with ubuntu 15.04?

I've managed to set up the magic mouse 2 with Ubuntu over bluetooth, but it is only recognising it as a two-button mouse. Using the touchpad over xev doesn't show anything being picked up. Is it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 64-bit xbindkeys do not recognize mouse button depression

I have installed xbindkeys on Ubuntu 14.04.3 64-bit in order to emulate middle mouse button and my configuration file has the following line: "/usr/bin/xte 'mouseclick 2'" control + b:1 However, ...
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Synaptics Driver not working after update

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E560. Yesterday, after a rather big automatic update of about 170MB, my touchpad's gesture functions (e.g. two-finger scrolling, workspace ...
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How can I access events from all buttons on Logitech MXMaster mouse?

I appreciate that there have been questions on this theme over the years but they haven't helped me. I recently purchased an MXMaster mouse, knowing that I would have to work to program it for my ...