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 turn off mouse acceleration?

I would like to turn off mouse acceleration to begin training my hand for better accuracy and precision in my mouse movements. How can I do this in Ubuntu 10.10?
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Disable desktop switching with the scroll wheel in Lubuntu?

I still want to keep my multiple desktops, I want to disable switching desktops with the mouse.
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Dell Inspiron 3551 Unresponsive Touchpad

I just got my laptop in the mail and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all went smooth until it booted up and I noticed my touch pad doesn’t work at all. It works perfectly on Windows and when I use a ...
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cursor jumps when moving (and some other times)

i updated to 12.10 beta 1 when it was released (coming from 12.04 fresh install, i skipped the alpha releases of 12.10) since then i've done all the usual updates but ive had an issue with my cursor ...
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Is there a `Locate pointer` helper in Lubuntu (for visually impaired)

One the most difficult things for visually impaired people is locating the mouse looking up to the screen. Therefore enabling locate mouseor locate pointer give some extra visual attention (flashing ...
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How can a gamepad control THE mouse?

There are many questions about this subject: Remapping both mouse and keyboard to a gamepad How do I configure a joystick or gamepad? How to control the mouse pointer via my keyboard? ... But the ...
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Can I add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu in Lubuntu?

In vanilla Ubuntu, there is a quite useful application called Nautilus-open-terminal, which allows the user to open the terminal in any folder by simply right-clicking and selecting "Open in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse pointing problem

I have a problem with mouses on my two computers. I will try to describe that issue: When I point some tab in Google Chrome and try to click, it clics a little below... I need to resize Google Chrome ...
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Modifying mouse/touchpad sensitivity

I would like to increase my mouse sensitivity. Going to system settings->mouse and adjusting the sensitivity doesn't seem to affect anything. In the previous version I modified it in the advanced ...
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Is there an Xpadder equivalent?

Xpadder allows to control the mouse cursor by using a joystick,gamepad,etc. Xpadder only works on Windows, however I'm not sure if it would work on Ubuntu too, I'm using a XBOX360 Wireless Controller ...
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Mouse text selection to paste buffer using middle click

Background I have a Logitech Marble Mouse Trackball, with its scrolling ability configured as follows: #!/bin/bash dev="Logitech USB Trackball" we="Evdev Wheel Emulation" xinput set-int-prop "$dev" ...
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Can I limit mouse click frequency?

I have a really annoying bug. This is not a bug report but I will report what the bug does to me. Occasionally when I middle click, it fires through two or three middle click events. I say ...
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14.10 Image Viewer bug, click>drag pic leaves pointer changed

I just updated from 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday. Today I stumbled on a bug in Image Viewer. Tried to report as per https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/report-ubuntu-bug.html but after "Collecting ...
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How can I prevent my cursor from moving when I am clicking the trackpad?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro. When I click the trackpad, it is always registered as a small mouse movement as well as a click, so it drags whatever I click on. has anybody else ...
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Automatically connect bluetooth mouse

I have a bluetooth mouse (Apple Mighty Mouse) which I use with Kubuntu (KDE). I always have to manually connect to the mouse, although it is listed as a trusted device. How can I automatically connect ...
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How to make a sound effect play whenever I click?

I know that sounds like a weird idea, but I kinda want to experiment with this. Over the past few months, I've kinda turned Ubuntu into my own little Frankenstein's monster, but whatever you tell me ...
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My mouse wheel has stopped scrolling up and down

My mouse wheel has stopped working. It doesn't scroll up and down when previously it worked. How can I configure what each button of the mouse does? Thanks
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Single mouse clicks behaving as double clicks?

Some time ago I started experiencing strange issue when single clicks would intermittently act as double clicks. Replacing the mouse doesn't help. Ubuntu forum seems to have few threads related to ...
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a track-point. In windows, it feels great. In Linux, it feels kind of disappointing. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in ...
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How do I remove the mouse battery indicator? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and it seems there has been a new notification/status bar thingy (sorry I'm new to Ubuntu) for my mouse battery. It is in the place where it normally tells me how ...
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Choppy USB mice on just one of USB ports

I've got Lenovo b560 laptop with latest, properly updated Kubuntu on it (11.04 natty, kernel 2.6.38-8-generic). It has three USB2.0 ports onboard. I usually plug a mouse into one of them (I've got 3 ...
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How can I simulate a right-click in Kubuntu 10.10 when using a touchscreen?

i am running Kubuntu 10.10 on my WeTab Tablet PC. As this Tablet has no mouse (but a touchscreen), I would like to configure Kubuntu in a way that allows to perform a right-click. In Ubuntu (not ...
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Is it possible to use mouse gestures without pressing a key?

Is it possible to use Easystroke (or other program) without an initiate key? Because there is no key for it on the tablet (JooJoo). I hope you know what i try to explain. --> mouse gestures in ...
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How to paste using middle mouse in rstudio running in linux?

How to enable the middle button mouse to paste in rstudio running in linux? My middle button mouse is working for pasting to R running in linux terminal.
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System is slow after resuming from hibernate [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and when the system wakes up after an hibernate, the mouse is extremely slow, the keyboard doesn't seem to work and I'm forced to reboot my computer. Does somebody ...
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Map Ctrl and Alt to mouse thumb buttons

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a multi-button Microsoft mouse. I would like to map the CTRL and ALT modifier keys to the left and right thumb buttons of my mouse, respectively, so I can ctrl-click ...
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How do I rebind “Initiate Window Move” to mouse button 10?

I am trying to use button 10 on my mouse to drag windows around. I have installed CCSM and changed the initiate button in the plugin "Move Window" to "Button10" (with no modifier, though adding ...
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xbindkeys: Conflicting program

So my issue is I just reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 and as always I install xbindkeys and set up my search button to be middle click and the scroll wheel side clicks to copy/paste. However it was working ...
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Mouse pointer (touchpad) getting stuck often in 12.04 [closed]

In my Ubuntu 12.04, my mouse pointer gets stuck often. I'm talking about the touchpad and not the external mouse. The first thought would be to check whether we have given the option to lock the ...
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Mouse cursor blinking after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The mouse cursor won't stop blinking, and sometimes disappears. I've seen some other posts, but they're all about Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10.
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How can I change the alt+middle-mouse-button resize to alt+right-mouse-button?

I love how you can resize windows by pressing alt+middle-mouse-button and drag. Though now I got a mouse which doesn't support pressing the middle mouse button.. How do I do to change the ...
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How do I restore my mouse sensitivity/acceleration settings to their defaults

I changed the mouse sensitivity/acceleration settings in System Settings\Mouse and Touch Pad. How do I restore these settings back to their default values?
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Gnome panel alt-right click does not work

The alt-right click does not work for editing the gnome-panel in the unity interface, but I eventually found that holding alt and clicking both mouse buttons at the same time worked to bring up the ...
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control mouse with keyboard and web browsing

I have lost my mouse functionality, and I have to work without it on my Ubuntu PC for a couple of days. I am OK with doing my stuffs without it on my computer. But I'm having no good time with web ...
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Logitech G300, not working on Ubuntu

The mouse Logitech G300 is not working on Ubuntu (I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 x64). Left click is resulting in random click/movements and it's not an hardware issue, because it's working on windows. Maybe ...
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Two mouse pointers when disconnecting external monitor

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 (from 14.04). When I unplug my external monitor (I'm on a laptop so this happens often) the mouse gets a second pointer just below the normal one but rotated 90° ...
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How to disable mouse wheel scroll in ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10?

ive got problem with broken scroll wheel. (I know i shoud change mouse, its old). And i want to just disable wheel scroll but not middle button click. I know that it is possible to do, but cant find ...
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USB mouse moves but doesn't accept left clicks [closed]

I've just installed a fresh copy of 10.10 and for some reason the mouse wouldn't work correctly. I can move it, and I even have context menu on the desktop and the network and sound applets (I am ...
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Add dead region touchpad

Is there a way to set a region of my touch pad as "dead" ignoring touch input? The reason for this is that I have a MacBook pro late 2011 and there the "button" is on the touch page itself. Anyone ...
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Trackpad mouse jumping all over while typing

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on a Dell Inspiron 17R. Things are working fairly well except for one major issue with the mouse. My palm hits the trackpad while I am typing and the mouse tends to ...
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Weird Mouse Problem

I'm facing a weird problem. My mouse automatically focuses on menu items. I'm unable to navigate menus with keyboard if the cursor rests on a menu item as it keeps stealing focus. I can live with ...
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Mouse sensitivity in 14.04 dissapeared [closed]

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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Bluetooth mouse contstantly failes to reconnect after sleep

It seems the bluetooth subsystem shows some bugs after the upgrade to 13.10. It was working quite happily at 13.04. The bluetooth mouse I have, simply won't connect after the computer goes into any ...
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How can I disable window minimizing on middle mouse button click in xubuntu?

It's very annoying especially when closing tabs in a browser. If a middle mouse button is pressed to often then you accidentally minimize a browser's window. That's not ok.
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How do I fix the mouse after pairing with Bluetooth?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. I paired a Bluetooth mouse with it, which caused the touch pad on the laptop to stop working. After the computer was suspended over night, I tried to use ...
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Clicking a window's decoration brings the window to the top, but clicking elswhere does not!

To bring a window to the "top" via the mouse (ie. to bring it above other overlapping windows), I need to click on the window decoration. Clicking anywhere else in the window, activates the window, ...
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Can I accelerate mouse sensetivity over the standard maximum?

I've used "Mouse Preferences" window to set mouse pointer acceleration and sensitivity sliders to their maximums, but I am still not satisfied with how fast does mouse pointer move (I've got a very ...
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Is there a mouse trail option?

I have intermittent blindness in my right eye. Windows had a great mouse option that made a trail of cursors behind the one that's functional. It made my mouse easier to see. The control button helps ...
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How do I define a file context options keyboard shortcut?

When selecting a file in Nautilus, I would like to see the context options of the file (mouse right click) using the keyboard and not the mouse. Example, when i iterate over the list of files in a ...
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Sentelic Touchpad Scrolling ASUS UX31 Zenbook

The capabilities of the touchpad on the new ASUS UX31 Zenbook leave much to be desired. The touchpad works like a mouse, but no vertical or horizontal scrolling. I contacted a developer who works for ...