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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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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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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ThinkPad TrackPoint Buttons Not Working Well

The TrackPoint itself works fine. But the three buttons below the spacebar don't. For example if I were to copy these lines, 1-10, using trackpoint buttons it'd start highlighting at 7. If I use the ...
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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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Mouse locks when keys are pressed

Whenever I play Minecraft and try to walk and turn at the same time, I can't. When I hit keys on my keyboard, my mouse locks in place. (This happens both in and outside of Minecraft) (Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Mouse (in VirtualBox) scrolls horizontally

(the context of this question is within virtualbox, but AFAIK it shouldn't really be different) I have a Microsoft 5-button mouse plugged in, to which scrolling scrolls horizontally. Any ideas? ...
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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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Is there any webcam finger tracking software available?

I have been looking all over the place for finger tracking software for my webcam that I have built in to my laptop (for example, when you move your finger around and your mouse follows your finger ...
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What are the message that pop up when the mouse is still called?

When you stop over a button or element of a program and a window pops up giving information about it, is called what?
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Configuring multiple mouse settings

I am a left-handed thinkpad user and have grown used to using the trackpoint in its default right-handed configuration. When I use my bluetooth mouse, however, I would like the buttons to have a left-...
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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 can I enable bindings in Desktop Wall?

I want to use mouse bindings in the Compiz Desktop Wall to go to different Workspaces by clicking the mouse in the corners. Does anyone know how to make this work? I've already tried to do it so in ...
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Random freezes followed by loss of WiFi connection with a BCM4313 wireless card [closed]

I did a clean install of Natty Narwhal on my AspireOne D255 Netbook. Right off the bat, it seems to work right out of box, but from time to time (especially shortly after booting up or resuming from ...
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My mouse has gone completely crazy [closed]

I recently upgraded my laptop to natty, everything went fine and I have been using it for a few days now. However today the pointer seems to have developed a mind of its own. When I try to move it it ...
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Bluetooth Mouse appear and Disappear

On my Dell Precision M4500 with embedded Bluetooth device I've used for 6 month a Logitech M555b Bluetooth Mouse on Ubuntu 10.04 with no problem. After the latest update (Automatic Update) of Ubuntu, ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop working after suspend or screensaver lock [closed]

If I leave the computer and let it run into screensaver and lock the screen, the mouse left click won't go back to work. If I suspend the computer, the keyboard won't get back to work. It started ...
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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 to disable “on mouse stop auto click”

When the mouse stops moving after 1 seconds, it auto clicks, no matter if it is within an application or on desktop. Does anyone knows how to disable this feature?
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Mouse Configuration - Where to configure special mouse button to perform some compiz actions?

I've updated to 11.04 and I now need to reconfigure a lot of things. One of them is the mouse "special "buttons. Before I clicked on the red button that my mouse brings, and I switched desktops. I ...
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Is there a program that can make your mouse pointer jump to the next monitor?

I use multiple monitors (with Synergy), and I'd like to make the mouse pointer jump over to the next monitor without having to move it. Yes, I am that lazy. Does a program that does something like ...
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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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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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Mouse bindings in GNOME 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Modifying Key- and Mouse-Bindings for GNOME Shell I'm interested in trying out GNOME Shell (which I like better than Unity), but I'm wondering if it's possible to bind the ...
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How to get Logitech M305 wheel tilting to work as forward/backward?

I have the mouse specified in the Title. At the moment when I tilt the wheel left/right it works as horizontal scrolling (which I do not use at all). I would like it to work as backward/forward ...
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Why am I unable to access the context menus in new Firefox? [closed]

Many times, I will go to right click on something in Firefox 4, and the context menu will disappear the second I move my mouse. I can use the arrow keys to select. This comes and goes. When I was ...
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move pointer automatically to default button

Is there a way to configure mouse preferences to move the pointer automatically to the default button?
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Can I reprogram Mouse-Keys?

I don't use the mouse a lot so I just use the Mouse Keys (Microsoft's nomenclature) when I need to click something. The problem is I can never remember whether I am in left-click or right-click mode. ...
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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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How do I change the mouse acceleration curve?

How do I tweak the precise mathematical curve used for the mouse acceleration in Ubuntu?
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Is Ubuntu's mouse(pointer) weird? [closed]

I used Ubuntu 10.04 previously and 10.10 now. What i felt is, it's pointer is a bit weird. It does point exactly on the target area but it slightly trembles or shake while the finger is on touchpad....
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Keyboard Mouse Problem

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Core 2 Duo Sony Vaio) and am having a problem with the external keyboard and mouse. When I first logged in the left mouse button does not work, this can be solved ...
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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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Gnome menu with mouse up to the top

I am just starting with Linux. I have noticed that though Gnome has a fixed menu (Gnome panel) at the top of the screen, similarly to Mac OS X, it is impossible to click a menu item after moving the ...
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Mouse, Mx Revolution Search to Paste Highlighted Text

Looked into a few guides and all of them seem dated. All I really want is to be able to map the 'search button' -> XF86Search to middle mouse click. Or at least replace the 'paste highlighted 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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Trackpad Mimic Apple's Command Click

I have a laptop that has a trackpad for the mouse. I'm not using all the multi-touch capabilities of the trackpad and am currently only able to get left click working. Is there any way to setup Win+...
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updating vim causes usb mouse to freeze

I wanted syntax highlighting in vim. I read in some forum that I should do: sudo apt-get install vim I guess there were a lot of dependencies, so it took a while. I typed "YES" a few times without ...
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Mouse not clicking properly [closed]

Okay guys, here's a tricky one. I'm running 10.10 on my pc but i've had this issue for some time now.I'm having strange issues with the mouse. What happens is when I get into Ubuntu, I can click ...
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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 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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Inconsistent mouse cursor status while typing

I have noticed that when I type in some programs, Text Editor, Terminal, Bluefish, Gnome Baker, etc. the mouse cursor disappears while I am typing. In other programs like Firefox and LibreOffice, it ...
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xrandr: jail mouse [closed]

I am using xrandr via console to enable/disable secondary monitors. This work fine so far. Unfortunately if I move my mouse beyond one screen, it appears on the other one. How can I disable this ...
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How can I increase the mouse pointer speed beyond the limits set by the Mouse preferences dialog?

In the Mouse preferences dialog I've set the acceleration to max and the sensitivity to min and the mouse pointer is not exactly sluggish, but I'd like to make it even faster. Is it possible to be ...
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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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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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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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Left mouse button stops working

The left mouse button stops working after 5 or 10 minutes of running Ubuntu 10.10. It is a Logitech MX 1000 wireless USB mouse. Also is there a way to emulate the left mouse click on the keyboard? ...
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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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Mouse Cursor Freezes Randomly with Intel GMA 950

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. It's installed using Wubi, dual booting with Windows. It's a fresh install. At random times, the mouse cursor freezes and I can't click anything on the screen. I can move the ...
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Mouse cursor freezes randomly with Intel GMA 950 [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 its installed using Wubi, dual boot with Windows. It's fresh install. Randomly mouse cursor freezes and can't click anything on the screen. I can move mouse but can't click. ...