The pointing device (generally referred to as the mouse), and closely related devices, as well as issues with software concerning the mouse. When referring to laptops, please specify if it is the trackpad and not an external mouse by using the trackpad tag.

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Disable bottom buttons on Lenovo touchpad

I just switched to a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 which has the two sets of buttons, one above and one below the touchpad. I never use the bottom row and because of their proximity to the edge I often trigger ...
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Change mouse speed and not the acceleration

I've been searching for a good few hours on how to change the mouse speed on Ubuntu 14.04, but all the answers and tutorials I find only teach me how to adjust the acceleration and not the speed. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse and window focus issues

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 tonight and I'm having this weird issue with my mouse and window focus. I can't seem to click on any Unity Launcher icons. More over I can't click on unfocused ...
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mouse clicks don't register with 14.04 upgrades

I did a fresh install of 14.04 on my emachines pc(Athlon XP 3000+ / 2.17 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX shared video memory (UMA) 2gb ram) and my toshiba laptop(Celeron M 390 (1.70GHz), ATI Radeon Xpress ...
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Active window won't release control of the mouse

When one application has focus, I can't click to focus another application. Example: right now I have firefox focused, but I can't click to shift focus to a terminal window that I have open. ...
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Synaptics Pointing Device Sensitivity too low

I turned off mouse acceleration for my touchpad in Xubuntu on my laptop, and now the sensitivity is way too low. I can't have acceleration because it's unusable for me that way and I also can't have ...
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Mouse acceleration in 14.04

I'm trying to figure out how to enable mouse acceleration in Ubuntu 14.04. I have an XPS 15 9530, which has a built-in touch-pad (which appears to be recognised, as seen in the screenshot below), but ...
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mouse cursor blink on 14.04 live on cool drive

I make my cool drive boot able and I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my cool drive but my mouse cursor blinks? even I do not run any heavy process. what is the problem? Bye the way I do not have black screen . ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no cursor after fresh instalation

So I'm having a problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6-3160sp. The problem is that after the booting to ubuntu the mouse/cursor simply vanishes, and also if I try like right ...
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Strange, but interesting display dependend input behavior

I think this may be related to my previous question, or it may be something else. Sorry if this is rather long. I hope this is not too confusing, but my issues are hard to explain. I am seeing ...
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Mouse pointer is not visible on a fresh installation of 14.04

Yesterday I installed 14.04 on my dell latitude e6430. After the instalation when system started mouse pointer is not visible and the touchpad and mouse are, hence, useless. How do I resolve this?
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Keyboard, mouse and NIC not working after install [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. After I fully boot up, my mouse, keyboard and NIC all stop working. They work fine however with a live cd. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Mouse sensitivity in 14.04 dissapeared

If I go to "Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad" in Ubuntu 14.04 all the options are gone! How can I bring them back?
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Ubuntu 12.04: mouse and wireless not working on startup

yesterday everything worked fine but today both the mouse/touchpad and the wireless card are not working after boot. The mouse starts to work after a sudo modprobe psmouse but i don't know what to do ...
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Mouse “jumps” while holding a mousebutton

i am very new to Ubuntu (13.10). I've just installed it yesterday and have some problems with my mouse. While holding a mousebutton it jumps all over the screen but holding a"mousebutton" using the ...
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Mouse and keyboard input stutter 13.10 only on AC power

I'm using 13.10 on an ASUS nb550jv. After resuming from suspend today, the mouse and keyboard stutter and freeze. I move the mouse around and it's extremely choppy. If I'm typing, suddenly characters ...
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How to create a keybord shortcut for toggling mouse touchpad?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut for [enabling] or [disabling] my mouse-pad, since it is very annoying to have it while typing especially when you have a mouse. I have tried with xinput ...
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Keyboard and mouse only working after reboot

I'm currently running 14.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (s230u). As the OS boots into the login screen, the built-in mouse and keyboard are disabled. The touch screen remains active, however. ...
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invisible mouse after installation [on hold]

I installed linuxmint 13 maya to my mother pc. Unfortunately the mosue works "inviseble mode". It works but i can't see the arrow. When i boot from the liveCD the problem was same. This DVD in my ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Microsoft Wireless Notebook presenter 8000

I've tried pairing my mouse Microsoft Wireless Notebook presenter 8000 on my HP pavilion dv9000 laptop but I just can't hit "pair" button! (it is actually a "continue" button) I've tried this ...
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touchpad does not work as it should

Today, when I logged in to my elementary OS, I found the touchpad not working as it should. Scrolling and left/right clicking works fine, but tapping on the touchpad opens the right click menu and the ...
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Bluetooth issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Hello I have a Dell XPS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed as stock. I also prefer using a mouse so I purchased the Lenovo thinkpad BT mouse (MOBTC9LA). The laptop has BT support and includes Bluez for ...
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Click lock on Ubuntu 12.04

I am a new Ubuntu user and I really miss my click lock feature from Windows. Basically, what I need is this: I click on my left mouse button for 1 second (or an other small time interval) With the ...
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How to make a wired serial touchpad work in 12.04 LTS?

I have a Cirque serial touchpad that I would like to use, even though the usb mouse works fine. Checked software center, it shows these are installed: X.Org Mouse input driver, X.Org VM mouse ...
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What to do when the keyboard and mouse no longer respond normally on Ubuntu

What do you do when the mouse pointer disappears from the screen, or stops moving and regular keyboard shortcuts such as switching between apps or different desktops stops working and the only thing ...
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Map mouse button to right click

I'm looking for a way to map a mouse button to simulate the right click (contextual menu) in Ubuntu 13.10. In windows I can achieve this with AutoHotKey in an easy way, just by adding this line ...
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Click Lock to drag in Ubuntu 13.10

I've been looking for a while now a way to get the "click lock" in ubuntu 13.10 (for dragging) but so far, I have no success. Universal access lacks this feature, and I have not found some program or ...
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Make right+left click emulate middle click on wireless mouse

Anybody have or know of a sweet little workaround script I can set to running at startup that would allow my dilapidated mouse to keep providing me with middleclick functionality even though the ...
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configure mouse side buttons

I have this basic microsoft intellimouse, with 2 side buttons. I can't seem to find where to configure these 2 buttons. I need them to navigate to prev/next webpages. Can anyone help me?
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Is it possible to remove mouse pointer bounds?

I wonder it is possible to remove mouse pointer bounds. I mean when I move mouse pointer to right side of screen, I want it appear on left side. Also same thing for top/bottom bounds. To be clarify, ...
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Can I reset the cursor?

One of Inkscape's bugs is that whenever I use it, it turns the mouse cursor (some people call it a "pointer") into this shape: ... and then it never turns back into an arrow or any other shape. It ...
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no mouse when installing

When installing 12.04.4 from dvd I have no mouse anymore. I try installing the 32 bit version, tried with a usb-mouse (logitech) and also with a mouse with green round connector. Both don't work. ...
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Mouse curser disappearing on login

So after I installed Ubuntu 13.10 over Windows 8 (which took ages due to having an AMD graphics chipset) I decided to install the GNOME shell which as to my knowledge is at 3.10. It installed fine ...
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Mouse turns off after a few seconds (Ubuntu 13.10, Windows 8.1)

I tried lsusb and I can see my mouse in the list. I tried for foo in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/level; > do echo on > $foo; > done But I got this reply bash: ...
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Clickpad Cursor Jumps when using drag and drop (synaptics)

I recently swiched from Windows to Linux (again after buying a new laptop). After trying a few distros (Mint, openSuse) I ended up with Ubuntu. Now my Problem: On every Distro I installed (even on ...
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xfce4 boots into an xterm-like environment

Most probably after a forced reboot, whenever I load xfce4 on my Ubuntu 13.04 I get this environment that looks like a buffed-up xterm, where I have an invisible mouse cursor: when I move around I ...
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What must be done after rescuing kernel panic

I had used GtkOrphan app to remove unused packages on Ubuntu 12.10, however I accepted to delete all the listed packages that it had offered and it caused a kernel panic because I didn't noticed that ...
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How do I fix Disappearing Cursor/mouse on 13.10 installed on flash

I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a flash drive so i can pug it into any computer at home and school and do my work. it was working perfectly until just a half hour ago when i booted it on an ...
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Fn key for touchpad xUbuntu

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. All is well except for a single fn key that doesnt' seem to work. I have an Asus n56vz which has a huge touchpad. So I'd like to disable it when I have a ...
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Two Cursors Unbuntu 12.0 on VirtualBox

I have two cursors showing on my machine. I have two monitors on my system and for some reason when I also have a two cursors. The second cursor's vertical position always mimics the first cursor, ...
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Left click problem - unable to select in Ubuntu 13.10

I had this problem previously in 12.10 and 13.04 with my clicks. I would be unable to select some text - the text will be highlighted as long as I hold the left click button in the mouse, but will ...
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Can't click on text fields

I'm having this weird problem with my Ubuntu since I bought a new laptop,sometimes without any clear reason it doesn't let me click on any text field and nowadays I saw that I can't click on the top ...
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how to save changes in terminal

im trying to configure my mouse speed I set it up to a speed that I like using the terminal but when I restart the pc or shut down it losses all the setting I had input is there a way to save the ...
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Mouse double clicks or releases pointer when holding

After reinstalling nouveau graphics driver for my geforce 740m in my laptop, after several days I noticed that my mouse is behaving really bad. It's sometimes clicking twice or when I click just once ...
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Change shortcuts on gthumb

Si there a way to change keyboard shortcuts on gthumb image viewer? I have mouse with mouse 5 and 6 buttons (the ones you click with a thumb) Is possible to change shortcuts somehow on gthumb so i ...
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Trackpad on Thinkpad W540 not working properly

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 and installed Ubuntu on it, migrating from Mac OS. I notice that the trackpad on this computer is basically one big key that can be pressed anywhere on its ...
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I want to use Ubuntu, but I have some issues with hardware peripherals

I'm really interested in Ubuntu, but I've always run into a constant blockade that prevents me from moving forward; lack of driver support for the devices I use. Below is my current mouse and headset, ...
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Problem with mouse

I am currently using Kubuntu 13.10 on laptop and I am observing strange mouse behavior. I can manage system using keyboard and can move cursor but when I try to click it seems that nothing happens. ...
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How do I enable horizontal scroll on lubuntu 13.10 desktop

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed with the Lubuntu desktop installed. On the Ubuntu desktop two finger horizontal scrolling works fine but when I log into my preferred lubuntu desktop two finger scrolling ...
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Just finished installing Ubuntu Desktop 13.10, mouse clicking problem

Installed on my MacBook Pro Early 2011, and I've encountered this problem before where my mouse will move around the screen but won't select anything. I can't click to navigate anything and all has to ...