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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Multi-touch not working 15.04

I have an asus laptop with a multi-touch trackpad. Linux detects single touches to click, but does not detect multi-touches. I cannot two finger scroll, zoom in/out, etc. ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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One click on a top bar of a window and I am dragging it

I have found recently that if I click on the top bar of a window, and release and then move my mouse, it drags the window even though I have released. Is this a bug or by design? And how can I make it ...
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wifi + right mouse button on ubuntu 14.04 not working

[![enter image description here][1]][1]i recently installed ubuntu 14.04 from scratch and it have no wifi. i tried to install a driver in software and updates- aditional driver when I am about to ...
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Mouse Keys (universal access) automatically enables itself

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 two weeks ago, I am having an extremely annoying bug where the Universal Access Mouse Keys feature keeps enabling itself. I notice it after I have logged in to my ...
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How can I reverse mouse scrolling across all applications?

I use two mice, but I don't like the scroll direction on the left-hand one so I used xinput to swap scroll-up and scroll-down specifically on that mouse (xinput set-button-map "Primax Kensington Eagle ...
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Mouse/cursor/mousepad jumpy nervous and jumping all over [on hold]

Jumpy/ nervous mouse make it impossible the write an entire sentence without loosing the mouse someplace along the way! Help...
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What's the command to type a phrase?

I'm trying to bind a certain key combination that types my E-Mail. I want it so that when I press a certain key combination, it types a certain phrase (my E-Mail). Basically- I need a command that ...
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Why isn't my mouse working in Ubuntu 14.04?

For the past few weeks, my mouse has been not working properly in Ubuntu. At random, the mouse pointer freezes and not after any amount of time does it work again. I can still tab around with the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse touchpad isn't responding

My computer shut down when the battery was depleted and before I could plug it in and since restarting it, the touchpad doesn't respond if I move my finger on it. The buttons do. xinput is able to ...
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Touchpad not working under my username no Synaptics found.

new laptop, just installed some new software yesterday... clementine, lightworks, krita, and Gimp. after installing these and some other system updates i shut down the computer. Now in my username ...
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How do I get my touchapd to work properly?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7352 laptop and right click does not work, I have to click hard, and I can't scroll, drag items, or highlight text by holding my pointer finger on the left button and using my ...
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mouse doesnt stop until left click is pressed

I have an acer aspire 5951g, I installed ubuntu 14.2 along with windows 8, when I move the mouse it leaves a trail and that trail keeps moving while the actual cursor is elsewhere. it doesnt stop ...
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How to detect mouse scroll on Ubuntu indicator bar?

I using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm impressed with Ubuntu has system for set shortcut for execute any command, default installed When I used Windows, I had installed AutoHotKey to realize effect like ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 - Mouse fails to drag-and-drop or select properly

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 and I'm facing a weird mouse issue. Sometimes when I try to drag and drop a file/window or select some text my mouse looses control, (e.g. if I try to move a window it ...
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Touchpad isn't working on anything but windows

I know some people posted issues on this but mine is a little different...just to let you know, it's not a hardware issue because it works in windows but the touchpad doesn't work in Ubuntu and i even ...
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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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no visible mouse / frozen mouse after booting (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Dear fellow ubuntu'ers I just booted my laptop after a long day of work and I noticed that there was no mouse cursor visible. I could google this problem via the mobile phone and found this solution ...
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Touchscreen usages on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my HP Envy M6 touchsmart. I have this hardware issue with the mouse pad (control zone), and I would like to base most of my actions on just the touchscreen (.i.e. I ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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Trackpoint and both mouse buttons no longer working; Lenovo X121e

This is Lenovo X121e with Intel i3 that I've had for years. I installed Ubuntu on it in 2011 and it's getting updates regularly. I'm on 14.04 LTS. Today neither the trackpoint nor the mouse buttons ...
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How do I map a mouse's scroll wheel to up and down array keys in Ubuntu Server?

I'd like to scroll through previous commands or scroll through a text editor with the scroll wheel. I don't know how to do this without starting a full-blown X Window System.
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How to install Ubuntu from a Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu onto a laptop. I know that I can boot into a liveUSB of Ubuntu and install Ubuntu onto my external hard drive but I was wondering if there is a way to install Ubuntu onto the ...
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trouble with Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse with USB 3.0 hub

I have been checking for solutions on this forum and others, but so far I cannot find a problem that match mine. Basically I have a Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse which work fine under Windows 7 ...
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problem installing lubuntu 15.04

I have a rather frustrating problem trying to install Lubuntu 15.04 on my old Dell desktop computer. The installing process proceeds slowly till I see two icons ( a 'trash' & an 'install Lubuntu ...
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How to connect Logitech M317 wireless bluetooth mouse to Ubuntu 14.04

So i just got this new logitech mouse and i have no idea how to add it. Any help would be deeply appreciated.
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What keyboard should I buy? [closed]

I work as a front-end developer so I mostly type, I'm a gamer only once for few months ;) I wanna buy new keyboard and mouse (or touchpad like Logitech T650?) from Logitech. But will special ...
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USB mouse stopped after installing all packages!

i installed Synaptic then marked & installed almost all of its packages. But my USB mouse has stopped working. how can I solve this issue?
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Mouse dies and stops responding

My mouse randomly dies. It works fine for minutes, sometimes hours after login but then just stops working. The issue has persisted over more than one mouse and more than one iteration of Ubuntu. ...
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Any nice, animated mouse cursor themes?

Title says it all really, looking for some cursor themes with animation, any recommendations ? 14.04.2 with Unity
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VirtualBox does not capture mouse/keyboard

I have used VirtualBox and Ubuntu for years. I'm pretty familiar with both. So, I am used to what it means to capture the mouse/keyboard. I do not have to do this very often though. Recently ...
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Pain to have one cursor for mouse and another for keyboard

I do a lot of keyboarding, and the mouse cursor really gets in my way, and then periodically goes into hiding. Why can't we have one blinking cursor in text to mark the current space in keyboarding, ...
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Touchpad reverse scroll settings resets upon reboot

Lubuntu 14.04, LXDE. echo "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12" > ~/.Xmodmap && xmodmap .Xmodmap works, but will reset upon reboot. How to make this permanent? Same issue with horizontal ...
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Xfce4 Left Handed Touchpad Tap-Button Bug

I'm using Xubuntu 15.04 (xfce4 environment) and want to configure the laptops touchpad for lefthanded. I'm changing the configuration by using the section mouse/toucpad in the controlpanel provided ...
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Graphics not detected and mouse flickers

My mouse flickers and tends to disappear and when I go to Displays inside settings, I get Unknown. Also, when I go into Details, I get "Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x209)" under Graphics. How can I ...
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Fix for flickering mouse in gedit on 15.04 when unsaved changes exist?

Using ubuntu 15.04. This only occurs in gedit. And it only occurs when there are unsaved changed in gedit. When there are unsaved changes, the mouse starts flickering. Here is a video of what it ...
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How to disable mouse cursor autohide

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. Suddenly it my mouse cursor is only visible when I move it. Can someone help me with a way to make it always stay visible. It appears that somehow a mouse cursor autohide ...
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Scrolling in Ubuntu goes both ways

If i try scrolling too fast in 14.04 it stops and goes the opposite direction. It's very annoying and it means I have to scroll extremely slowly. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Virtual Machine with a ...
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Temporary mouse freeze

I have an issue where my mouse freezes for a couple of seconds and then returns to normal, the same thing happens with my keyboard, though it is less obvious. The UI keeps updating during this time. ...
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FATAL error and non functional keyboard & mouse> modprobe: FATAL: modules.dep: No such file or directory

I'm Trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 from a live USB made with unetbootin. However after installing, on the first boot, the system encounters some errors and the keyboard and mouse do not ...
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Mouse pointer disappered after log in @ Ubuntu 14.04

I am new in Linux. I am trying to work with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version. After successful installation it was working fine. But after few reboot, while i login my account, the mouse pointer disappeared. ...
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Alienware 13 touchpad not working under any distro [DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9] [hid-rmi]

Well, as the title explains that's my problem, I'm using 3.18 kernel, and this are my thoughts: First of all the touchpad wasn't showing up in xinput while I was expecting something like: ⎜ ↳ PS/2 ...
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Mouse/trackpad acceleration settings reset after suspend on Ubuntu 14.04

There is no GUI option in Ubuntu 14.04 to change mouse acceleration, so I'm changing it via the xset command in a startup script in /etc/xdg/autostart/ However, after waking the system from suspend ...
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Bootloader with mouse support

Are there any boot loaders which support using a mouse to select the operating system / boot options? This will not just be a helpful as a convenience feature, but is required for old laptops (like ...
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USB Mouse freeze in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have install ubuntu 14.04 and now my mouse is freeze in a short time after login..I had try using command sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-input-all but receive error sudo ...
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2 finger scrolling doesn't work

How can I make my touchpad scrolling down with 2 fingers? I've tried to enter in my settings and set 2 fingers enabled but I don't have that button: After that I've installed synaptic and used it ...
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Binding Mouse Movement To Keyboard Keys

I have a little Blue Gaming Mouse (Don't remember the name) and I've been searching everywhere to find an answer, so here it is. I would like to bind Mouse movement to Keyboard keys. I would like to ...
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Putty, right-clic and mouse wheel in Byobu

I use Byobu in Putty and copy/paste (select / right-clic) and scroll doesn't work. I don't want to scrollback in history, I can use F7 for that, I must scrollback in Putty history. How can I ...
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Dell inspiron 7548 touchpad totally unworkable

I have recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7548, partly because it is Ubuntu certified. However, the touchpad (with no physical buttons) is completely unworkable in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In default ...
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Mouse buttons stop working after opening application window

I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, and after doing sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade today a strange thing started happening. After I open any application (or a terminal window), my mouse ...