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 can I configure Ubuntu/GNOME to accomodate my keyboard/mouse habits from Windows?

I've primarily used Windows, but recently switched to Ubuntu/GNOME at work. In my Windows setup, the context menu is triggered on the release of the right mouse button; in my Ubuntu/GNOME setup, it's ...
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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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How to run xinit with no mouse?

When I start my app using xinit in a new terminal (CTRL+F1) my app needs the cursor to be on it, else the keyboard doesn't answer. So, is there a way to start xinit specifing to do not use the mouse?
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USB Mouse stutters periodically

I'm using an HP dv6000 (not sure of exact model) with a pretty basic Logitech wireless laptop mouse. From time to time, the USB mouse will be very stuttery and less responsive. Not all clicks register ...
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Dell Mini 10 Mouse Pad Problems [closed]

After going from 10.04 - 10.10 (not upgraded, completely reinstalled because of upgrade issues) I found a weird problem with my mouse pad. Whenever I clicked on the left or right mouse buttons ...
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right click menu on mouse release (windows behavior)

I'm trying to change the behavior of the right click menu in ubuntu 10.10 because I use Windows 7 and Ubuntu. When you right click you need to hold the right click and select something. In Windows ...
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Opera-like tab-switching in chrome or firefox

Is there a way of switching tabs in Chrome or Firefox by scrolling the mouse-wheel while keeping the right mouse-button pressed? In Chrome or Firefox (with tab-wheel-scroll extension) you can switch ...
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Is there an X app which can position the mouse relative to a window (not the screen)?

I want to position the mouse in relation to a window. I've tried several command-line apps which send keyboard and mouse messages to X, but they all seem to only place the mouse in relation to the ...
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How to bind mouse buttons to keys?

I have a Logitech MX400 Laser Mouse which has 5 buttons + 4 for vertical/horizontal scrolling. I would like it set up so instead of horizontal scrolling pressing right on the scrollwheel will send ...
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Middle Button on ThinkPad Not Working with 10.10 update

I have a lenovo thinkpad and the center scrolling button isn't working with the trackpoint anymore... it worked in prior versions of Ubuntu with GPointing Device Settings, but not with 10.10. Now, it ...
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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 use mouse scroll to hide windows?

I used to set the mouse scroll to hide the windows when scrolling on the title bar: alas, I can't remember how I did that... Can you please tell me how to achieve it?
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MouseImp alternative on Linux (drag and scroll)?

is there a tool that enables you to scroll by dragging the mouse with the right button pressed. I was using an app called "MouseImp" on Windows many years ago. The tool was quite handy, since you were ...
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HotPlug my USB mouse [closed]

Whenever I try to plug in my optical mouse after my Ubuntu 10.04 has booted, the OS doesn't seem to Hotplug my mouse. For using the mouse I would need to reboot the OS. Is there any script which can ...
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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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How to disable the notebook Touch Pad when a wireless USB mouse is connected

I have a Logitech MX Anywhere wireless USB mouse which works very well with Ubuntu. However, I would like to disable the touch pad when this mouse is connected. I keep hitting the touch pad with my ...
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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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Qt applications drive my mouse crazy?

Today I upgraded to Maverick, and tried to watch a movie with smplayer. After a while I stopped the movie and noticed that I could not use my mouse anymore. No left click ,just middle and right clicks ...
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How to close applications like I close tabs in browsers?

Closing a tab in firefox or chrome using the middle-mouse button is, for me, a great feature. How can I make this work with applications in Ubuntu and the opened application panel?
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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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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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Once I attach a second display, when I then start my laptop without it, mouse cursor is invisible (but works). How to fix?

Once I use an external CRT display (explicitly disabling it before shutting down does not help) with my laptop, then when I next start my laptop without any external display attached, mouse cursor is ...
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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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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 can I set different sensitivities for two mice at the same time?

I often use a USB mouse and my laptop's pointing stick at the same time. I can adjust the sensitivity in Mouse Preferences, but the sensitivities of the two mice are so different that I cannot find a ...
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Mouse no longer works

My mouse was working fine up until this morning. Since then my mouse has stopped working. However the red led bottom is still on and it works in Windows on same machine. The keyboard is unaffected. ...
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Touchpad mouse stopped working after partition changes

Because my ubuntu partion was to small, I have enlarged it with the Ubuntu LiveCD + GParted. All went fairly well (it said there were 2 warnings, but nothing severly), but afterwards, after I have ...
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System slows down until I move the mouse

i installed a bunch of time many linux distro and never got this "bug". It's kind of weird, the system run really fine , but when there is operation like update manager or download via any browser , ...
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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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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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Why can't I click on things (software-related issue)? [closed]

After installing both Gmameui and the Sugar desktop session package I was not able to click on anything inside applications. I can close, minimize, and maximize windows and use the panel and desktop ...
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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 do I set different settings for different mice?

I have two different mice (one is always used on the system, the other is wireless and moves between systems as needed). Unfortunately, the wireless one is much more sensitive than the wired mouse, ...
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What might prevent mouse movements between xrandr screens? [closed]

I've followed the steps outlined in this HowTo. Right after I log in to Gnome I can move the mouse back and forth but as soon as the task bar loads, the mouse becomes jailed in the screen its in ...