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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Why there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse?

Why there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse? The mouse is ok, but touchpad is very slow. Why is this happening and how to fix it?
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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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Will the Logitech Couch Mouse work?

Will the Logitech Couch Mouse work out-of-the-box on Ubuntu? Or do I need to install drivers? They fully support Windows and Mac, but don't say anything about Linux.
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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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Touchpad stopped working after suspend on a Toshiba L650

I have a Toshiba L650, installed (dual boot) Ubuntu 10.10. Touchpad worked fine until I tried for the first time to suspend (I closed the screen on the keyboard). The system never woke up again. ...
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Logitech Gamepad F310 interacts with mouse…why?

I downloaded the N64 emulator off of the Software center a while ago, and I was doing OK with using the keyboard. Then a friend of mine gave me the brilliant idea of getting a USB controller. So I ...
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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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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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Mouse and keyboard slow to recognize with KVM switch [closed]

I recently started using a KVM switch, so that I can share my usb mouse and keyboard between my linux and windows notebooks, when working at my desk. My windows machine handles the switch seamlessly, ...
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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 sensitivities 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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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 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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Mouse running amok

While using my mouse, it will all of a sudden take off and might run to calendar or/and trash. It opened calendar, then went down and opened trash up several times. It started out just doing it once ...
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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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Mouse and Keyboard Freeze [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 today and have had mouse problem since. Symptoms: At some arbitrary point in time (frequency: 2-3 times per hour), the mouse and keyboard stops working for ever(may be). I ...
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Updates kill Keyboard and mouse

I had applied all the updates available for on 23rd Morning and Keyboard and mouse stopped working thereafter. The updates amounted to around 230 MBs in size. I can use the keyboard to select other ...
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Binding mouse buttons to copy and paste

Often I'm copying and pasting pieces of text. I'd like to streamline the process. Anyone know if it possible to bind (for example): Ctrl Right Click to Copy and Alt Right Click to Paste
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How can I get my Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse to work?

I recently got a Sony Vaio VPCEB series laptop and I tried hooking in my external Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 into the computer (it has a small usb flash drive that hooks into the computer). ...
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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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Touchpad on Dell laptop unresponsive [closed]

After running ubuntu 10.10 on a dell latitude D830 flawlessly for a couple weeks, I booted it up to find the mouse completely unresponsive, a few restarts later it started working again, any ideas? ...
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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 to use keyboard keys as mouse buttons?

On Asus EEE PC 1005PX, the mouse buttons are pretty stiff. So, I want to use the windows key and the menu key on the keyboard as left and right mouse buttons respectively. Is it possible to achieve ...
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Mouse's forward and back buttons don't work

I have two buttons on my mouse to go forwards and back: They used to work all right in Firefox, but now they don't any more. I've since switched to Google Chrome (the package from ...
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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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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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Mouse cursor seems to change keyboard input focus

Running 10.04 and 10.10 (maybe before these) I've noticed that for some dialogs to accept input the mouse cursor must be in the parent window. This is the case even though from the window ...
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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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Need alternative to Accessibility's “Locate Pointer” to visually highlight the mouse

Update: See end of question: A black-on-white cross-hair/I-bar mouse-pointer is soemtimes hard foe me to spot in amongst black-on-white text. I've tried "Accessibility / Mouse Accessibility / ...
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USB mouse freezes [closed]

A simple Microsoft Optical mouse 1000 (USB) that runs perfectly on Windows, freezes up under Ubuntu 10.x and Fedora 1x after about 10 minutes of using the OS.Rebooting, the same problem comes up again ...
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Gnome panel and menu bar can't be clicked..!

I am using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. I installed it using the feature 'Install within Windows'. I got a simple though difficult problem. Touch pad and external mouse movements are working fine. I am ...
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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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Is there any software that really disables laptop's touchpad?

My laptop PC is a HP G5055EA and I tried some scripts and applications to disable its touchpad, but no one works permanently: some of this software disables touchpad only for a few minutes and others ...
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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 ...