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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Mouse raises the wrong window after switching windows with keys

Prelude: I have focus follows mouse, and also raise focused window. When I switch windows with the keyboard (Alt-Tab), the new window gets focus and is raised. However, when the mouse pointer is ...
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How do I configure a mouse thumb button?

How can I configure the mouse thumb button. For example, if I want it to act as a double click. My mouse is Microsoft Notebook Mouse 5000 Bluetooth (if it matters) and I use Natty. Thanks.
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Razer DeathAdder mouse going nuts

I'm using ubuntu 11.04 and a Razer DeathAdder mouse. I've used the mouse in other distros perfectly but now it happens that randomly after some time it will start to act buggy and click things by ...
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Mouse Click Problem

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on Compaq Presario c772tu. I just noticed that I am unable to click on links/buttons/text if the mouse is in particular areas on the screen. The same link/button/text are ...
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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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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 to show mouse pointer location using a mouse click?

I want to record my screen, and clearly show what is being clicked. You can configure the mouse to show the location when CTRL key is clicked. I want exactly that kind of behaviour, but only when the ...
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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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Controlling volume level & playback with Logitech Revolution MX mouse buttons

On Windows, I use the extra buttons of the Logitech Revolution MX to play/pause media playback, and to control volume (level up/down and mute/unmute.) I cannot seem to find a way to reproduce this ...
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how can I configure a specific usb mouse model as left-handed?

I use a right-handed usb mouse in the office and a left-handed usb mouse at home on the same Ubuntu 11.04 laptop. How can I configure the one at home to be automatically set up to left-handed when ...
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How to align twinview monitors with different resolutions and prevent mouse disappearing into dead areas?

I'm using two monitors of different brands and resolutions with NVIDIA TwinView, which works well enough, but one thing that's getting to me is how the mouse can move off the edge of the visible ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling too fast

I have done a clean Natty install having bought a new SSD and find that in applications (ahem) such as Minecraft, and in the default web browser Firefox, the mouse scrolls too far . So for example in ...
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How do I remap the buttons on an Apple Mighty Mouse?

I just started using Ubuntu instead of Windows, my initial reaction was "omg this is awful", but after a while it grew on me, and I don't plan on going back to Windows. However I have an Apple Mighty ...
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Button click issues in Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mouse dead zone that makes it impossible to click? This is kind of a weird problem. My main concern is whether it's just me or whether others are experiencing the same ...
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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 there a way to left-click links in gnome-terminal or am I out of luck?

I'm using irssi hosted on a remote computer for IRC, and it'd be super helpful not to have to hold Control or right-click every single link (so I can avoid multiple clicks or multiple hands). At this ...
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Can't find how to change Xbmc mouse speed

How can I change in Xbmc mouse speed? In Ubuntu is fine but when I start Xbmc it gets really much too fast...
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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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Mouse dead zone that makes it impossible to click?

I have upgraded my ubuntu from 10.11 to 11.04. The problem is, there is a horizontal mouse dead zone, I can not click in that area. My laptop is Acer Aspire 5920G But, when my friend installing ...
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Mouse settings not restored after disconnecting external mouse [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Ubuntu 11.04. When a connect an external mouse and then disconnect it, the cursor (using the touchpad) gets very slow. To fix it, I have to go to GPointing Device ...
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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....