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 personalization program with layers

In Windows there is a program called X-Mouse-Button-Control. With it, you can remap the mouse buttons to perform personalized actions including creating a whole new layer, so you can press 2 buttons ...
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A command to resync a frozen mouse or keyboard?

Is there a way to send an interrupt indicating a connection of a new peripheral device? Looking for a standard user command that could perhaps mimic ps/2 mouse connection. My mouse keeps ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work with my laptop

I have been trying to use Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion laptop with a AMD Turion64 x2 processor. I've tried using "Try Ubuntu" with both the 32 and 64 bit editions. (run from separate DVD disks ...
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Is there an alternate version of XMouseButtonControl for Linux?

This program is extremelly useful, I started using Linux only 1 day ago and I'm already missing it. I used to hold the 2nd thumb button to use multimedia shortcuts, like volume+/-, next/previous ...
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Reverse Scroll (natural scroll) on a bluetooth mouse

I have a sculpt touch mouse from Microsoft and the reverse mode works well on the touchpad but on the mouse it doesn't work well. Just tried to install the natural scroll app but just a few apps can ...
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Is it possible to configure Compiz for changing workspaces/viewports with mouse wheel on Workspace Switcher applet (12.04, GNOME Classic)?

I'm on Ubuntu Precise LTS 12.04.5 running GNOME Classic Session. I use 1 row with 5 columns (5 virtual desktops) on one monitor. In GNOME Classic Session (without Compiz) I was able to change ...
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Problem with touchpad and mouse cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had this roblem since the beginning of the installation. My mouse cursor moves automatically to the left a little bit after 4 or 5 seconds. Just after ...
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Unbuntu unresponsive after login

After Login in from lock-screen, ubuntu remains unresponsive (or very slow) to mouse or keyboard input for about 15 seconds. The mouse is still moving but that is about it. After the delay, all ...
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Configure Logitech mouse with xbindkeys

I have a Logitech Performance MX mouse I want to configure for Ubuntu 14.10 using xbindkeys. I managed to install xbindkeys and xautomation following this post, however, the buttons still don't work. ...
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How to make a non-compatible wireless mouse functional with Ubuntu 14.04?

I bought this wireless mouse (which is not from a prestigious brand) that says it is compatible with Windows and just a plug-and-play device. How can I make it functional with Ubuntu 14.04?
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SteelSeries mouse not recognized as mouse on Ubuntu

My SteelSeries XAI Laser Mouse is not working on Ubuntu. It works fine under Windows, but it also interfers with booting if plugged in at startup (I don't know if this is helping, but I would assume ...
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how to make keyboard to press ctrl key after every 5 minutes?

I have the xdotool installed and would like it to: press the Ctrl key every 5 minutes scroll a window up and down every 5 minutes make a mouse click every 5 minutes How should I proceed?
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Mouse Left Hand LUbuntu

I can't set lubuntu mouse/touchpad to left hand i try this bruno@lubuntu:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
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Mouse pointer flickers a lot [duplicate]

When I tried Ubuntu 14.10 on My ASUS K55VM-SX086D using USB it ran but mouse pointer is flickering. Can I go for 14.10 installation on my laptop or go for stable old 13 version. I am new to Linux ...
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Mouse going crazy randomly

my mouse cursor seems to randomly go crazy when using my touchpad. All of a sudden, it starts to move up and down, faster as it is possible to move it by hand. Sometimes it moves when holding a random ...
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Speed up cursor “grip” speed

I've noticed that when I resize or drag a window across my screen, I need to hold down my trackpad button for a moment before it actually "grips" the window to resize it. If I don't do this, the ...
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mouse and keyboard not detected

I can not install Ubuntu 13.10 or 14.10 because when the install screen appears neither my Logitech wireless keyboard or mouse are working or not being detected. They are being detected when I get the ...
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How do I remove the mouse icon from the xfce panel?

I do not think this is a duplicate of How to disable mouse power status in indicator-power?, which deals with the Unity panel rather than the xfce panel. I recently purchased a new wireless mouse to ...
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Corsair m45 compatible with Ubuntu? (mouse) [closed]

I'm building a custom pc, and I think of buying this corsair m45 gaming mouse. However, in the requirements (at the bottom of the page), it mentions that I must have either Windows 7, Windows 8, ...
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Mouse scrolling is different in Firefox, Gedit and Nepomuk

My old Laptop was broken and I got a new Lenovo L540. I used my old SSD Disk with Ubuntu 14.04. Now I have problems with scrolling in the Files application: Normally (under Firefox, Gedit,....) I use ...
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My USB Keyboard isn't working

I have just installed Ubuntu and now my USB keyboard and mouse are not working. I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard so i can now execute commands. I get a lot of strange messages in dmesg: ...
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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Updating to 3.13.0-39 broke Mouse and Keyboard

EDIT: I finally realized that there are two different versions of Linux listed in the Grub booting menu 3.13.0-39 3.13.0-32 If I pick 3.13.0-32 the keyboard and mouse will work. But if I pick ...
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Google Chrome does not register mouse movement

Chromium and Google Chrome do not seem to register any events when moving the mouse. For example, links which are normally underlined when the mouse moves over them do not change at all, tooltips are ...
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Mouse lagging (Ubuntu 12.04)

Recently my older mouse broke down and I tried to replace it with a newer one I had lying around, which was a M318e Logitech model. Now, the problem is that while the older mouse worked fine, the new ...
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Bluetooth doesn't detect any device on Ubuntu 14.04 using an Acer E3-111

My mouse is a Logitech M555Bb, I have a phone etc too, but none are visible in Ubuntu. Other devices can see these, so it's not a peripheral's issue. lspci shows: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?

I want to (temporarily) make it so that clicking the middle mouse button of my 3-button mouse act like the spacebar on the keyboard. Is there anyway to do this easily? I would only do it for using ...
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Asus laptop not recognizing trackpad

I recently installed Ubuntu on laptop here, an Asus uh I'm not 100% sure on the model, if there's a way to get the model number without reading that tiny number on the bottom, I'll do that and edit ...
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My mouse click function work wrongly after reinstall ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 with windows 8.1 and seems work fine at all, except I can't enter to windows 8.1, because when I install ubuntu, I forgot to choose the efi disk partition as the boot ...
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Trackpad randomly dies

My Macbook's trackpad will randomly stop working (frequency seems to be every couple weeks) and the only way I've found to fix it is to reboot. I'd file a bug report, but I'm not sure what component ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade touchpad

After upgrading to 14.10 my touchpad has some problems, after using it for a while it freezes randomly. Before I have some output in /dev/input/mice after freezing no output at all. It seems to happen ...
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Mouse flickers and computer is unresponsive while mouse is moving

I just installed a second video card in my PC to add a third monitor. Ever since I did this, I have found that my mouse flickers. Also, while watching a video (e.g., on youtube) the video stops while ...
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Added 2nd monitor, caused mouse and keyboard not to work and more

So I have a Radeon 9800 with 2Gb video RAM, Intel i7 4th gen, 32Gb RAM Dell XPS 8700 chassis running Ubuntu 14.04. I've had 2 monitors on my desk as I switched from my old PC and today I finally ...
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Mouse is trapped after standby/suspend

System: ~$ uname -r 3.13.0-39-generic (Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit) After executing suspend my Lenovo Thinkpad T430 (Intel HD 4000 graphics) normally went into standby. By clicking the power button to ...
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Ubuntu and Windows drivers question?

I'm probably the world's newest Ubuntu user; just installed it today. I'm so excited to start using it. However, I have a slight problem. I have a wirless keyboard and mouse called "Microsoft Wireless ...
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Mysterious crashes/freezes in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 for last two years. Machine is slightly older 3 years or so. No hardware changes to machine - even using same mouse and keyboard. I keep service packs up to date. No ...
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Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux. On my laptop the keyboard was working just fine until I chose to install Ubuntu. The mouse works well, but I have to use the on screen keyboard to type anything, which is actually ...
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Problem Connecting PS3 Controller to Linux

I should start by saying I am not new to Linux. I recently decided that I would like to connect my Dualshock 3 PS3 controller to my computer to use as a mouse, as my current mouse is spotty at best. ...
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WIreless USB mouse does't work when laptop is on battery

I have a problem with my wireless USB mouse while working on battery. When laptop is plugged into power source mouse works pretty well. The problem started after I run some script that aimed to tune ...
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Old A4Tech Mouse buttons configuration

I have an old A4Tech BW-5 optical mouse. I used to play with it thru wine, and everything worked fine (except the FPS, but that's other story). Recently my game showed on linux, and the problem ...
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Wierd mouse movements ingame after running software updater

I would like to share this 'mouse bug'. Therefor you probably want to know where I'm running Ubuntu on and what version I'm running.. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell XPS 15. With a Intel® Core™ ...
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How to disable mouse scrolling in Ubuntu?

How to disable mouse scrolling Without Terminal? And with Terminal? I searched in the System settings menu but I didn't find anything.
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byobu scrolling and text selection

I want byobu running in gnome-terminal to: Interpret mouse wheel scrolling as scrolling up in the current byobu window. Allow me to select text with my mouse (eg, to copy it to the clipboard). Is ...
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How do I disable the TouchPad on a Lenovo x240, but keep mouse buttons active?

I want to disable the touchpad of my Lenovo x240. If I use the settings GUI the mouse buttons get disabled, too. How can I disable the touchpad mouse cursor movement, and keep the mouse buttons ...
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keyboard and mouse no longer working on new ubuntu 14.0.4 64 bit

I just finished setting up a new 14.0.4 box when I noticed that I had no sound. In the process of troubleshooting and testing (i found some articles here such as: Sound problem ubuntu 14.04 ) I ...
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Lenovo e545 TrackPoint and TouchPad Lefty and Scrolling

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu. I'm a lefty and currently using a Lenovo e545 with Ubuntu 14.04. I believe the mice are IBM TrackPoint and Synaptics UltraNav TouchPad. After going to system settings > Mouse ...
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Udev not running scripts

I'm trying to make udev disable/enable my touchpad when I connect/disconnect my external mouse. I don't know what is wrong. When I call udevadm --test it seems to be calling my script, but when I ...
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How do I minimize a maximized window?

When I open, for example, firefox and maximise the window, I'm unable to minimise or close the window using the little x button in the top left. Here's the button that I want to press (it appears ...
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Used tweak tool and lost primary mouse click! How to restore defaults?

I managed to lose the use of the primary (left) mouse click. Right-click and the middle/wheel-click still work, and hover and certain left-clicks (e.g., on the Unity side panel and top-bar applets). ...
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Touchpad buttons periodically don't work on startup 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio CS laptop that I purchased in 2009. I have been having this problem since I first installed Ubuntu on the machine last year. Sometimes (about one in three tries), the touchpad ...