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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How do I set focus follows mouse?

Is there a way to set up "focus follows mouse" behavior in Unity?
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How to change my mouse wheel scroll rate?

I'm using Chrome, and the scroll rate is like 3 lines, and it's painfully slow. My finger gets tired really quickly on long pages. System → Preferences → Mouse lacks any scroll wheel configuration ...
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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories?

I would like to add it to the default menu (mouse right-click) Like I want to right click on a folder and open it in the terminal. I don't want to have to find the directory in the terminal.
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Increasing scroll speed

I've recently switched to Ubuntu, and the one thing that has been bothering me is the scroll speed, which I can't seem to change. In windows I used to have it set around 7 lines, but it seem to be ...
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Firefox Middle Mouse Button Scroll

How can I get the middle mouse button to behave correctly in Ubuntu? Clicking the middle button does not show the arrow which allows me to scroll the page by moving the mouse. Information: Firefox ...
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How can I configure a Logitech M705 to use stepless scrolling?

I'm using a Logitech K750(keyboard) and M705(mouse) using the same (one!) unifying USB connector. I paired them with my mac, but use them on my desktop with Ubuntu 12.10. Works nice. Just a few ...
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Increase mouse wheel scroll speed

As the title says, I want to increase the number of rows that are passed when I use the mouse wheel for scrolling. I know that there exists ways to do that for Firefox and Chromium, although I want ...
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How to enable mouse wheel in virtualbox?

I've installed on my host ubuntu 10.04 in virtualbox guest operating system ubuntu 12.04. And mouse wheel doesn't scroll vertically the contents of a window. In host works normally. VirtualBox mouse ...
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How can I adjust the mouse scroll speed?

This question has been asked many times with no answer. I've used my basic Google skills and haven't come across a fix. This is system wide. My mouse simply scrolls too fast. I'm new to ubuntu and ...
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Can Mouse Wheel Scrolling be enabled in Byobu

I've seen elsewhere that scrolling via the mouse wheel (and other mousy events) can be enabled for tmux.. can this feature also be enabled in byobu (over tmux) and how?
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How to change mouse speed/sensitivity?

I am on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD in Ubuntu 12.10. Both in 12.04 and 12.10 I haven't been able to change the mouse speed (i.e. the "sensitivity" in the mouse/touchpad dialog). I can change the slider, ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling too fast

I have done a clean Natty install having bought a new SSD and find that in applications (ahem) such as Minecraft, and in the default web browser Firefox, the mouse scrolls too far . So for example in ...
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Mouse wheel jumpy on scrolling

I have a small issue that's really annoying me and wondering if there is a possible fix for it. im using the latest distro of Ubuntu 10.10 and when scrolling up and down pages, especially in google ...
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Mouse dead zone that makes it impossible to click?

I have upgraded my ubuntu from 10.11 to 11.04. The problem is, there is a horizontal mouse dead zone, I can not click in that area. My laptop is Acer Aspire 5920G But, when my friend installing ...
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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Decrease mouse sensitivity below the standard limit

I've got a USB mouse attached to my Ubuntu notebook. This mouse is (unfortunately) really sensitive, and so it sometimes gets hard to hit small icons with the mouse pointer. This is really a hardware ...
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How to disable mouse power status in indicator-power?

Today I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10 and got mouse power status. But I didn't need it. And also Ubuntu doesn't know how long the mouse will work and shows an ugly "estimating...". How do you show ...
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How to configure extra buttons in Logitech Mouse

Can anyone tell me how to configure all the buttons on a Logitech MX 620 mouse (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/mice/2987) under Ubuntu 12.04? Specifically, I like to make one of them just the ...
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How do I swap mouse buttons to be left handed from the terminal?

I am left handed person. Therefore I want to interchange the typical mouse buttons for right and left clicks. I want to do this via terminal. May someone please suggest the command for it? Is it ...
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Mouse pointer invisible after reinstalling Unity on top of Gnome in Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I usually use Cinnamon and Gnome shell and had removed Unity and related packages. I re-installed Unity, and everything works fine except that the mouse pointer is no longer ...
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Enabling Multi-touch features of the Apple Magic Mouse on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple Magic Trackpad aftrer upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit) - Multitouch not working! I want to write a simple app that uses Apple's Magic Trackpad, ...
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How can I make my mouse auto-click every 5 seconds?

I want to click on something for hours. How can I make a script or use an application so the mouse will auto-click every 5 seconds or less?
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How to make Logitech Anywhere MX work in Ubuntu 12.X?

I have a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse (wireless), when I connect it to the computer it doesn't work. The mouse works in other computers with Windows and with Fedora 17 and Fedora 19, but it doesn't ...
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How to get cursor click effect?

I've seen videos like this one in which a effect appears when the user made a click. What I want it's just the effect only, I don't care the colour of the cursor. How can I make this effect when I do ...
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How can I use my phone or tablet as mousepad?

I just set up my Ubuntu desktop to use our living room TV as a monitor, and I would like to be able to use either my iPhone or Nexus 7 tablet as a mousepad/keyboard for controlling it from the couch. ...
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Mouse pointer blinking

After installing Ubuntu 13.10 mouse is blinking and sometimes it blinks so fast that I can't see where it is, especially on web pages. It also happens even if I don't work anything on computer. ...
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Reduce the Mouse Sensitivity

Is there anyway to reduce the mouse sensitivity in Ubuntu 12.04? I've used the slider on the systems settings to set it to the lowest point but it's still too fast.
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How to disable auto power off of usb devices like usb mouse?

I don't know how , but somehow automatic power-off of usb devices got accidently enabled. Now my usb mouse goes off even if it's idle for 2-3 seconds. it's really irritating. help?!!!!! P.S. This ...
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How to move windows between workspaces using the mouse?

From a SO question I found out that Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Arrow can move windows to another workspace. Is there a way of doing that with the mouse?
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USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time

After re-installing Lubuntu 12.04 system on my laptop an older problem re-emerged after a few days and installation of different programs: without apparent reason the external mouse and sometimes ...
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Middle mouse click emulation on trackpad, how can I set it?

I've just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm using Unity. Since the update I can no longer use 'Middle Clicks' with the Track-pad. Tab-browsing in Firefox has become a pain :( I used to swap the 'three ...
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Did 12.04 just add multi-touch gesture support mid-release?

I was reviewing the updates I was about to download today and I noticed that a lot of them had to do with gesture support, noticed that many of these were new installs rather than upgrades. Has ...
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How can I assign actions to all my mouse buttons?

I have a mouse with lots of buttons, but it's not a mainstream make like Logitech. For Windows, I have a driver that lets me assign actions like close-window (Ctrl+W) or next-tab (Ctrl+Tab), but I ...
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Sharkoon Drakonia Gaming Mouse doesn't work at all

I've got a new Mouse "Sharkoon Drakonia", a gaming mouse with 11 buttons and high changable resolution. The problem is, that the mouse doesn't work. Only the LEDs are visible, but wether the buttons ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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What's the difference between “mouse” and “sloppy”?

From the GConf key description: The window focus mode indicates how windows are activated. It has three possible values; "click" means windows must be clicked in order to focus them, "sloppy" ...
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How do I set GNOME to “focus follows mouse”? [duplicate]

I have two monitors that I use for development. I would like to use sloppy focus for switching between windows. sloppy focus -- whatever you mouse is hovering over is in focus. I know it's available ...
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mouse sometimes doubleclicks when i click once

I have a problem which is becoming a nightmare, to the extent that I am thinking that it might be easier to just scrap Ubuntu completely and try something else. I have an HP PC running Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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How can I disable Elantech Touchpad while typing on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have an Asus laptop (non zenbook) which I purchased last week. It has an Elantech Touchpad on it. Here's what's working: Edge scrolling or Two Finger Scrolling. Three finger and Two finger. Left ...
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How do I make modprobe changes permanent?

I have been having several issues with my touchpad since upgrading to 12.04LTS. I believe it is an issue with the Elantech driver. I have found that the following commands fix my problem, however, ...
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Middle click with a three finger touchpad tap on 11.10, How can I restore this?

Synaptic touchpads used to support a three finger tap for middle clicking in Ubuntu 10.10 (same as clicking the scroll wheel on a mouse.) This critical functionality is broken in Ubuntu 11.10 How ...
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Disable “middle click to lower window” behaviour on gnome

I am using the Chromium web browser, and standard gnome (i.e. not unity). Chromium (like lots of things) has many tabs, and allows you to middle click on a tab to close the tab. But if I middle click ...
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Where is the Accessibility mouse click lock?

I've been a user of Linux on the desktop off and on again over the years. I very nearly switched my primary computer to Ubuntu prior to the release of Windows 7. There were a few, but significant ...
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Double-click instead of single-click in Ubuntu 12.04

When I do a single click, my computer (with Ubuntu 12.04) acts like it was double click. I think it happens in ~50% of cases. It happens with all the program I use: browsers, file manager, terminal ...
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Quickly minimize/hide all windows, preferably with mouse - 11.10 specifc

How can I minimize/hide all my windows quickly, same as moving mouse to lower right in Windows XP? I don't want a command-line option. Ideally, I want to move the mouse to trigger it, or perhaps ...
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Make long click act like a right click?

Just got my netbook edition of Ubuntu working with my tablets touch screen about 3 seconds ago... but straight away, I've noticed something - is it possible to make the right click menu show up when I ...
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Logitech M515 does not work after upgrade to 12.04

After upgrading to 12.04, my Logitech M515 does not work here is some output from the terminal: lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 ...
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Is there a command-line tool which returns the colour of the pixel based on screen co-ordinates?

Is there a command-line tool returns the colour value of a pixel, based solely on its screen co-ordinates. Is there such a tool? (Also: The tool should not require any user action. It is to run in ...
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Cyborg R.A.T 3 gaming mouse stops working after a while and/or misbehaves

I'm having some problems with a new R.A.T 3 gaming mouse that I bought today. It works flawlessly under Windows 7, but under Ubuntu 11.10 it keeps misbehaving. What happens is this: I connect the ...
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Mouse gestures for Unity desktop

I liked the mouse gesture of Windows 7 to minimize all open windows except the active one. Can I have that kind of gestures to use in Unity. or What are the mouse gestures available for Unity?