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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xset resetting on suspend/restart Ubuntu 14.04

A few days ago, my wireless USB mouse randomly started moving much more slowly than usual after removing and reinserting the USB dongle. I tried playing with the settings for a while to no avail, but ...
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Trackpad recognized as a mouse, gestures not working. Ubuntu 15.10 on Asus F55UJ-XX006T

I have a strange problem with my notebook: Ubuntu recognizes the touchpad as a mouse and I can't use the double finger scrolling. When I open "mouse settings" here's what appears: I found only ...
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Touchpad barely works after updates

Hardware: Dell Laptitude E6410:AlpsPS/2 ALPS Dualpoint TouchPad Ubuntu 14.04.2 Did updates this morning and haven't used my touchpad until now. Just started using the touchpad and it barely works. ...
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Mouse Cursor not always showing

I'm having an issue where my mouse cursor won't show up. The mouse still moves and I can interact with menus, I just can't see what I'm seeing. I have managed to find the conditions that seem to ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Touchpad stops working after a while

I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS with Kernel 4.2.0-35 on an Asus UX303 Ultrabook. The problem I experience is the following: Every time after I boot, the touchpad (Focaltech) works just fine for some ...
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drawing pad install

am very new to Ubuntu am running 14.04 LTS. am trying to install a drawing pad driver it is an xp-pen want to try before i buy a better pad. have tried following terminal commands but they all end up ...
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No Mouse Pointer - ubuntu 13.10

just installed 13.10 on my HP Envy M6 laptop and have no mouse pointer. My USB mouse does not work and neither does the track pad. When I booted from a USB key everything worked OK but once installed ...
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USB mouse not working after unplug-plug in 14.04

My Nox "Krom Kull" mouse will not work (except for the lights) in my laptop when I unplug it and then plug it again in "Ubuntu 14.04". I have tried with an old "Razer" mouse and that one does work. ...
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Unity woes: where to put “natural scrolling” and keyboard remapping commands?

A long-time kubuntu/kde user, I'm suddenly forced to use 14.04 with Unity. For some unfathomable reason, there is no option in the Settings to remap the bucky-bit keys (in particular, move the control ...
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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who ...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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Mouse undetected, Graphics crazy - trying to save my dinosaur desktop

Thanks in advance for your help on this one! I've been trying to save my HP Pavilion a1540n, retiring it purely to word processing in my office. The sequence of events was triggered when I tried to ...
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at command is not executed

I'm automating some mouse clicks using at and xdotool as follows: echo "./autocheckout" | at 18:00 where autocheckout is a bash script as follows: #!/bin/bash # Remember to see if Javascript is ...
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Change Logitech Unifying Reciever Frequency Band?

Recently, I bought a Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse. While I am very happy with it overall, one issue is nagging me. Every so often, the mouse will experience a input lag, so movement is jumpy ...
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When I select a window by using mouse cursor it doesn't really works

I'm using two monitors so that I have my desktop extended. It works fine except that when I select other window by using the mouse cursor it doesn't really select it, in a way that if I start writing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no cursor after fresh instalation

So I'm having a problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6-3160sp. The problem is that after the booting to ubuntu the mouse/cursor simply vanishes, and also if I try like right ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not able to pass login as well as recovery. I have seen that suddenly usb2.0 doesn't work in ubuntu14.04. I have to use 3.0 for mouse and keyboard. lsusb command shows all usb ports. Thanks and ...
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application hides mouse pointer - how to force mouse pointer to appear?

I have an application that is intended to run with a touchscreen, but my touch screen, has failed. I have the application working on an Ubuntu desktop now, but the program hides the mouse. moving the ...
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15.10 Mouse Scroll Speed - MX Master

I'm new to Linux, running 15.10 with Cinnamon, and would like to be able to change my mouse scroll wheel speed. In Windows I can set how many lines I would like to scroll, but I can't find out how to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04lts, USB Keyboard and USB mouse Just stop working

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04LTS since Sept 2015 without any problems. Within the last week or so the USB keyboard and mouse just stops working. The only way to cure the problem is to do a hard ...
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Touchpad and touchscreen fighting for control - Ubuntu 15.10

I just completed a new install of 15.10 on my Asus U501VW laptop. Unfortunately, the touchpad and the touchscreen seem to be fighting with one another and the touchpad will stop responding after a ...
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Why doesn't synclient TapButton3=2 work for me (three finger middle click)?

I have a 2012 Vaio SVS13 and I cannot figure out why I can't get multitouch to work, particularly three finger tapping for middle click (and of less importance, pinch to zoom). Two finger scrolling ...
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Bluetooth mouse produces characters while scrolling in 12.04/14.10/15.10

I have a Logitech bluetooth T630 Ultrathin Optical Touch Mouse and the mouse works as expected most of the time (pairs without problems). However, often (not always) while scrolling, the mouse ...
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How to find the terminal command executed by any mouse event

I mean for example if I am clicking a button in Firefox (or any other event) what is the terminal command that is being executed? Yes I do know there is apropos but I am asking is there something ...
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How should I debug the error “Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be eavesdropping on your session.”

I am running an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 that I setup more than 6 months. About a week ago, I started getting an error message: Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be eavesdropping ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 panel shows battery level as arithmetic mean of laptop and bluetooth mouse levels

I have two notebooks (Asus Zenbook and Lenovo Thinkpad) with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and both show the same behaviour: The battery level indicator in the Unity panel shows the exact arithmetic mean of ...
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How do I enable mouseover window focusing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set focus follows mouse? I am trying to enable the feature where a window becomes focused (whether in foreground or background) when the mouse hovers over it. ...
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Can't access close button

For example when I start my computer and want to start Firefox: I can't control anything in the window with my mouse. The keyboard shortcuts are still working. When I click at the top bar on File I ...
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Mouse Cougar 600M not working in Ubuntu

I recently bought gaming mouse Cougar 600M and I want to use it in Ubuntu. In Windows 10 it works just as I plug it in but Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (as well as RHEL 7.2) does not reognize it, it powers up ...
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Booted my laptop today and two of my USB ports aren't working

I've been running Ubuntu 15.1 for a few days now. I'm fairly new to all of it but I like it a lot. Anyhow, I booted my laptop today and two of my USB ports aren't working, specifically those on the ...
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Mouse Scrolling - Middle Click

I'm a linux newbie, and I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 (I think?) on my laptop today. The one thing that is puzzling me is my inability to be able to scroll through webpages/documents by clicking the ...
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How to make natural scrolling work in all applications

I have enabled natural scrolling for the wireless mouse using xinput xinput set-button-map 11 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 This works well in almost all apps with notable exception Nautilus and last version of ...
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USB mouse detected but not working

I cant seem to find someone with the same problem as me so here we go. I have razer naga epic mouse, the LED on the mouse lights up when the pc is booting, but when im almost at the login screen the ...
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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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Sound issue when moving the mouse in ubuuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 and am new to the system. When moving the mouse about the screen, a staccato voice blares out explaining where the cursor is pointing, be it a window, a search command on ...
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Mouse range is limited when playing some video games?

I have a pretty old Logitech MX518. I just installed Linux 2 weeks ago, have zero experience with the OS (but I do write software for a living, so I'm not completely terrible when it comes to tech). ...
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How to disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in?

I have followed the instructions from this question: disable touchpad when using mouse Being an Ubuntu newbie, I have no idea how to access this program once I installed it. Can you please offer some ...
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BIG ISSUE: Mouse and keyboard don't work on boot menu

Whenever I turn on my computer, as usual the keyboard and mouse turn on, but then they turn off on the boot menu and the screen where you select Ubuntu, or it does it for you in like 10 seconds. After ...
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Make mouse automatically click at a color

This thread is totally not made for cheaters. So to be short, I want to make a script that auto-clicks when pointed at a color (like idk in games?) Oh and I also need it to work at full-screen apps ...
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synaptics touchpad lags in ubuntu 15.10?

earlier i was using ubuntu 12.04 then switched to windows then again came back to ubuntu 15.10 but my touchpad lags a lot , tried whatever is there on google but nothing solved the problem I: ...
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Mouse getting inactive , if no activity for 5 min , In Ubundu Lts 14.4 with gnome DE

Mouse is getting recursively inactive , if no activity for 5 seconds. If i click the mouse buttons its came to active. I m using Ubundu LTS 14.4 , I suspect this issue after installation of gnome DE ...
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Clicking Minimize Apps to Maximize it in Unity Launcher with Mouse and Touchpad give the different Result

I want to ask something, I have already observed this strange behaviour since Ubuntu 13.04. I know I can Maximize Apps in Unity Launcher (which is opened and minimized) with Mouse Scroll Up. But ...
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Any macro recorder programs availiable?

Is there any macro recorders for ubuntu? I want a program that i could assign a key to do a recorded mouse movement and keyboard typing. Thanks
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Can't click toolbar or dock

The dock and toolbar sometimes become unresponsive to mouse events after logging out and back in between different user accounts on my Ubuntu 15.10 laptop computer. Even hovering over the top bar when ...
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gpointing-device-settings does not prevent cursor from jumping all over the place

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell E5570, and the touchpad is creating havoc. I've tried everything that's talked about on the web, i.e., syndaemon and gpointing-device-settings, but unless I totally ...
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Map Ctrl and Alt to mouse thumb buttons

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a multi-button Microsoft mouse. I would like to map the CTRL and ALT modifier keys to the left and right thumb buttons of my mouse, respectively, so I can ctrl-click ...
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Mouse speed faster vertically than horizontally

This only happens when I use the trackpad. When I try to move the cursor vertically (up and down), the cursor moves very fast. When I move it horizontally, it moves at regular speeds. My screen size ...
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How can I simulate unplugging and plugging in my usb mouse from terminal and bash script?

When I ever boot into Ubuntu my wireless usb mouse gets stuck for moments frequently and the mouse wheel is too sensitive. Only when I unplug the wireless usb and plug it back in does the mouse ...
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Mouse pointer not working properly on HP pavillion 15

I've just bought this laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, it's mouse touchpad is a bit strange. The clicking area (where I put my thumb) and the navigation area (where my index finger is) is all the ...
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How to enable autorepeat for mouse buttons 6 and 7

I have a Logitech G302 wheel mouse with two thumb buttons. I have successfully re-mapped those buttons to horizontal scrolling because this mouse is lacking the "tilt-wheel" feature. The side buttons ...