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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How to map Ctrl/Shift to thumb buttons of Mouse?

I have an Microsoft Sidewinder X8 mouse and I wish to use 8 for Shift and the 9 for Control. Can anybody please tell me how?
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Swapping the double and triple finger tap actions on trackpad

I am looking for a way to swap the 'tap' action when using two and three fingers. At the moment, as standard, double-finger-tapping right clicks, and tripple-finger-tapping middle clicks ... I would ...
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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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Mouse hover over submenu item does not expand menu until I leave and re-enter item

In gnome, whenever I click on a contextual menu item (eg. right click on a window in the task bar) and then hover over a sub-item (eg. Move to another workspace) that is expandable, the submenu is not ...
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Inverted Mouse Axis on a Ubuntu Live USB

I have an Ubuntu Live USB and I was looking for xorg.conf so I could insert an Option "InvX" "on" within it (I am not quite sure how that works exactly yet). xorg.conf does not exist in its normal ...
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How do I make xinput mouse settings persistent for a USB mouse?

I use xinput to change the settings of my USB mouse: xinput set-ptr-feedback 'USB Optical Mouse' 4 1 1 How can I make these settings persistent after unplugging the mouse or rebooting?
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How do I get my right- and middle-click back?

I just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04.1 on my Macbook 7,1 and the first thing I noticed was that I couldn't right-click by clicking on the clickpad with two fingers, or middle-click by clicking with ...
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Is it possible to get a mouse button (not recognized by xev) working?

I am using Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse and I am trying to get two buttons recognized. Mouse, of course, comes with a custom software for Windows and Macosx to customize the buttons, but not for ...
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USB mouse cuts out on battery power

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit laptop, and I have a Microsoft mouse. When I'm on the battery power the mouse cuts in and out, I have full battery power so it's not because of low power. It never does ...
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Random mouse freeze on boot

I've upgraded 8 computers to 11.04 from 10.10 through the standard update version process. Two are giving me problems with the UDB optical mouse being frozen upon boot, to either a login prompt, or to ...
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How to get Elantech trackpad to be identified properly, curently has no extended functionality

I have a Samsung RF510 laptop computer. Upon installing Ubuntu 10.10 onto it I could not get the trackpad to function properly. It works as a basic mouse (point and click) but had no functionality for ...
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How to disable right-click menu in terminal?

I'd like to disable right-mouse-click pop-up menu in Ubuntu terminal so that mouse right click to be passed to the application (Midnight Commander, to select files with the right mouse button). How to ...
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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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How can I setup my touchpad multi-finger tapping functionality?

I'm trying to setup my multi-finger tap in the following way: Single finger - Left click Two fingers - Middle click Three fingers - Right click What I currently have is: Single finger - Left ...
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If I stop moving my (USB)mouse, it stops working until I click

I have a usb Microsoft mouse that works fine on Windows, but on Ubuntu it stops working if I stop using it for three seconds (literally, I counted). At this point, I am unable to move it, I have to ...
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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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Separate touchpad sensitivity

For gaming precision on PC, I have disabled mouse acceleration. The mouse speed works as I wanted to, however the touchpad is just too slow. Is there a way to have separate cursor speed for mouse and ...
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I can get the Apple Magic Mouse to pair, but the mouse stays in discover mode

I've got a Magic Mouse, using an Asus Bluetooth dongle. This is a description of trying it on Natty a few months ago on a Lenovo laptop with Unity, though trying again on Precise on a desktop with ...
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Is it possible to configure Apple's Magic Mouse to be recognised on start up?

This question may apply more roundly to all bluetooth mice but in my case I am dealing with an Apple Magic Mouse. I have followed the set up instructions here; ...
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Mouse click events are delayed when moving the cursor in xubuntu 12.04

I am trying out live xubuntu on my samsung n150 (netbook, similar to eeepc). So far everything seems perfect, except for this one thing. When I am clicking the mouse while moving the cursour, the ...
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How can I setup my WiiMote as mouse?

I recently saw a video how a guy used his WiiMote as mouse for his computer. Since I have a media center PC and a Wii, it would be great to get rid of peripherals and just use the WiiMote as my mouse. ...
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Black screen except for mouse cursor on Thinkpad Edge 15

After not using the computer for a few hours, I return and see a black/blank screen. I see the mouse cursor. It responds to movements and it changes state as if the windows are there (changing to text ...
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What wireless mice work well with Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm in desperate need of a decent comfortable mouse that will give me maximum performance on Ubuntu. I'm looking at a wireless Microsoft mouse, but I am concerned it will not work effectively with ...
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Configure mouse speed (not pointer acceleration!)

Is there way to increase the mouse speed in KDE4? I don't want any pointer acceleration, it's just the mouse speed that I want to change. Edit: Unfortunately, editing the xorg.conf is not an option ...
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gpointing-device-settings lost on reboot

I've been using gpointing-device-settings to enable both two-finger and edge scrolling on my trackpad, but it seems to not "remember" after reboot. The settings are still "ticked" in ...
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How to Lasso-select multiple files in Nautilus using the mouse in List-View?

Is there some way that Nautilus can be made to select multiple files as a Rectangle-select action of the mouse (Lassoo style) in the list view? Compact and Icons view work ok.
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Which wireless keyboards and mice are compatible?

Could I know, what wireless keyboard and mouse work fine with ubuntu for a desktop. Last time I installed it on my desktop, my mouse just got froze!! Then i stopped using it. I really wanna use ...
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Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

I know that I can check if the touchpad is active with gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled and I can set it disabled / enabled with gconftool-2 --set --type ...
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Is there a way to move the mouse pointer with the keyboard?

Sometimes my mouse will freeze randomly. The only solution is to reboot the machine entirely. However sometimes I just don't feel like rebooting and I resort to Ctrl + F, 'word here', ESC and then ...
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How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc?

I *successfully*followed the answer to this question to set different sensitivites for my touchpad and my USB mouse. Only problem is, once you unplug and replug the device or shutdown, restart, etc., ...
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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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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 change the mouse pointer theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change mouse cursor and theme? How can I change mouse pointer theme in Ubuntu 11.10, as in previous versions of Ubuntu?
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On startup, usb mouse needs re-plugging

Does anyone know how to ensure that my mouse is recognized on startup? I have to physically unplug and re-plug the mouse in order for it to work again. thanks.
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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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Skype on 64 bit has non default mouse cursor theme

I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. When I hover the mouse over the Skype window, the mouse cursor theme changes from default white to black. How can ...
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How do I enable live window resizing in Ubuntu 13.04?

In Ubuntu 13.04 when you resize an application window by clicking with the mouse on any of its borders the whole window area gets covered by an orange transparent film; if then the mouse cursor is ...
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how to make iphone as a mouse via bluetooth

Ubuntu 12.10, Bluetooth 2.0 I'm looking for a way to use my iphone as a mouse using bluetooth connection. It's already and certainly work when I'm using Mac or Windows. The reason why I want to use ...
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How to set mouse wheel tilt click support up?

My new mouse (Logitech RX250) supports a new feature - scroll wheel tilt: it feels like clicking if I lean the wheel to the left or to the right. But it does nothing. I would like to set it up to do ...
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Detect touchpad as touchpad

My touchpad seems to be recognized as a mouse instead of a touchpad. I have a Dell Precision M4600, and I am running Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. vegard@vegard-laptop:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Mouse/gesture control with kinect?

I'm lazy and i know it... but I am looking for either a debian package or a set of terminal commands that will: Download kinect drivers enable me to control the mouse with Kinect Is there any one ...
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How do I enlarge the mouse pointer/cursor?

In Ubuntu 10.10 I could enlarge the mouse pointer. In Ubuntu 11.04 I cannot find the option.
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How do I do right clicks on iBook G4?

I can't figure out how I allow my iBook to right click in Ubuntu. It's one big button; so, I used to hold Option and click. I'm willing to do that, but I can't figure out how. Unless, of course, I've ...
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Synaptics Touchpad problem when disabling it and then enabling it

My girlfriend has an HP dv6000. In ubuntu 10.10 32bit i use the synaptics on it and all is good but when i disable it and enable it the problem starts. When booting the problem was that the synaptics ...
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How do I count the clicks of the mouse buttons?

How do I count the clicks of the mouse buttons since the start of Ubuntu? I would like to do mouse button clicks stats so I need it. Thanks
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Mousewheel of gaming mouse stopped working - how to reset / fix it?

Suddenly the wheel of my G9x stopped working. The other buttons work just fine, I can even use the mousewheel to scroll left and right by pushing the mouse-wheel to one side or the other. I wonder ...
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Mouse pointer does not change appearance

I am using Oneiric with Unity installed in a netbook and in a desktop. In both the machines I have this problem: when I click on a Quick-Launcher icon the mouse pointer, when the program is starting, ...
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How to adjust TouchPad edge scroll area in Ubuntu?

I have an Acer Aspire that I have dual booting XP and Ubuntu. On the Windows side, the driver allows you to set how close your finger has to be to the edge of the TouchPad before it goes into scroll ...
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mouse stuck after resumption from suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 on a Gateway TA1 convertable tablet PC. After I suspend by closing the lid, and resume by reopening the lid, I cannot use my trackpad mouse anymore. How can I fix this? ...
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Unable to set mouse in vim under Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, I am unable to perform the :set mouse=a command in vim. I have installed pretty much every vim related package from apt that seems applicable. Vim version is 7.3 (Huge version with ...