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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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HP stream 11 - mouse pad not working and pointer not visable!

Little bit of a newbie still to this, but managed to get my wifi working (when it wasn't working) and my right click on the trackpad. I just updated Ubuntu 14.04 and my mouse pad now isn't working ...
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syslog on server 14.04

I checked my syslog on my server and the same issues come up continually. There seems to be a problem with the usb port or the mouse and it loops every 2 minutes without stopping. How could I fix this ...
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Microsoft USB wired mouse stopped working

I have been having some crashes while running "Football manager 2016" from Steam, everything freezes, mouse, kbd, whole system. Then after a hard restart the mouse has stopped working now? It is a ...
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Mouse been going crazy since 14.04 . Is there a fix?

No matter what answer I've tried, if I've used the touchpad or a wireless mouse, my cursor will occasionally go wild. I've noticed it starts this behavior after long periods of use and continues ...
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How do I enable middle mouse emulation PERMANENTLY? (15.10)

I can use Ubuntu's gpointing-device-settings A.K.A. "Pointing Devices" to enable middle mouse emulation on my Kensington trackball mouse. However, upon reboot or unplugging and re-plugging my mouse, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 : Slow keyboard and mouse events, delay of around 2 seconds

Hardware config : i7 2600k, 16gb DDR3 RAM, 512gb sata3 ssd, Nvidia gtx 560TI. Mobo : Asrock b75 pro3-m I am using a proprietary Nvidia driver as seen from the screenshot : I have installed ...
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Trackpad and keyboard erratic behaviour on Thinkpad Yoga (15.10)

I'm trying to troubleshoot some problems that have been plaguing my Thinkpad Yoga, running 15.10. First up, the trackpad stops working for seconds at a time. This alone makes it almost unusable. But I ...
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Disapperance of mouse pointer

During user session, mouse pointer gets disappeared. To resolve this I have to restart the Laptop or I have used guest login. Kindly explain the reason and steps to resolve this issue.
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Left click detection sporadic

Woke up this morning to find ubuntu not detecting left-clicks. Tested on two mice, same behavior. It was maybe registering 1 out of every 15 or so. I reinstalled all the packages that had "mouse" or "...
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How to Turn my Touchscreen back on?

This is a Panasonic CF-29 with a Fujitsu Lifebook touchscreen, and I had it working a moment ago. The only thing not working was touchscreen right-click functionality. I followed the direction here: ...
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In chrome mouse pointer does not change when hovering

Oddly whenever I use chrome the mouse state doesn't update. I do not observe the same problems with Firefox. Symptoms: Mouse pointer will retain whatever form it has when first interacting with the ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.4: mouse cursor invisible

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04.4 on an old PC. It's an HP Pavilion t746 (AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512 Mo RAM DDR, NVidia GeForce4 MX 440SE). On the first startup, the mouse cursor was visible. But it ...
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Squealing Noise in Speakers when using the mouse

I have my computer with Ubuntu connected to my Main Computer with Keyboard and Mouse over the network via Synergy. Whenever the mouse is present on the Ubuntu screen, I get a loud squeal in my audio ...
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Mouse movement wakes computer from suspend, can't disable it

When my laptop goes to suspend, a slight mouse movement wakes my laptop up. This is bad when I am packing my pc into my bag and accidentally move my mouse. PC stays up during the ride consuming ...
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Scrambling the xinput data

I'm working on a bizarre project and I am using the optical mouse sensors as input. What I am trying to archive is to use two mice, the first one controlling the core pointer, the second one, ...
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2 finger scrolling not working on ASUS UX305UA

I've just bought this new laptop and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it, everything is working great except the two finger scrolling... I tried to run this commands: sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-...
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Can't use left click, newly installed Ubuntu 14.04

So I installed Ubuntu last night. Everything worked fine, but after a while the left mouse button stopped working. I was able to move the cursor and use the keyboard but not the left mouse button. I ...
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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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Disable TouchPad Tapping

I can not disable the tap to click in Lubuntu. I have gone to Preferences --> Pointing Devices and selected the Tapping sub-menu and the box for Disable Tapping is checked. However, I can still tap ...
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USB mouse problem in Windows after installing Ubuntu 15.10

Initially I had Windows 7 only and it worked for years without any issue. After installing ubuntu I started having problems with my Windows. If i boot into Ubuntu, then restart to windows - mouse ...
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MIcrosoft ArcTouch Blutooth mouse not working on Ubuntu 15.10

My mouse is visible however whenever I try to connect to it it shows me the message Setting up 'Arc Touch BT Mouse' failed I am aware that this was a problem previously but this should have been ...