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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How do I turn off “show mouse” when I press Ctrl?

I've searched everywhere in the system settings but I still can't find it.
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Mouse cursor blinking after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The mouse cursor won't stop blinking, and sometimes disappears. I've seen some other posts, but they're all about Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10.
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gpointing-device-settings lost on reboot

I've been using gpointing-device-settings to enable both two-finger and edge scrolling on my trackpad, but it seems to not "remember" after reboot. The settings are still "ticked" in ...
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Mouse pointer hides sometimes since upgrade [duplicate]

I think it's a bug. But I can't seem to find any information about it. The mouse pointer hides itself, but it is still possible to use it. Whenever I start watching a video in VLC, or start playing ...
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SteelSeries Sensei side buttons freezes the mouse

When I press one of the righthand side buttons (not the usual back/forward buttons) the mouse freezes, and the -22 error(see below) comes up in dmesg. When I remove the mouse and put it in again it ...
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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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Mouse configuration file

Which file (name & path) store the settings made in this window?
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Scroll with Middle Click

Can i use the middle click mouse button so i can scroll down faster like windows? I mean when i am in windows and i press the middle click somewhere i can scroll in a 4 way pointer shows on the screen ...
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Bind Alt+Tab to a Logitech mouse button on Kubuntu

Note: this is not a duplicate of either this or this, as I will make clear. I have a Logitech Proteus Core mouse. Under Windows 10, I have set one of its buttons (the small one labeled "G9" on top of ...
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How to control the mouse pointer via my keyboard?

How to control(or simulate) my mouse pointer movements using keyboard shortcuts (on Ubuntu 11.10).
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How to disable mouse wheel scroll in ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10?

ive got problem with broken scroll wheel. (I know i shoud change mouse, its old). And i want to just disable wheel scroll but not middle button click. I know that it is possible to do, but cant find ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

I have a problem with my touchpad; I can't scroll down with 2 fingers and I don't know why. I have searched on Google about my problem and I've found some answers but none of them don't work for me. ...
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Logitech MX Master Mouse pairs, but won't work

Recently purchased a Logitech MX Master Mouse for use with my Ubuntu desktop and OS X laptop. It pairs completely effortlessly not even a PIN required - but then I can't do anything else with it. ...
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How do I get the TrackPoint buttons working on an X1 Carbon(2015)?

I've got a new x1 carbon and the track point works as a moving mouse, but the new hardware buttons for right and left click do not function. When I click the left one, the page scrolls up a few lines. ...
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How to set mouse wheel tilt click support up?

My new mouse (Logitech RX250) supports a new feature - scroll wheel tilt: it feels like clicking if I lean the wheel to the left or to the right. But it does nothing. I would like to set it up to do ...
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How can I disable window minimizing on middle mouse button click in xubuntu?

It's very annoying especially when closing tabs in a browser. If a middle mouse button is pressed to often then you accidentally minimize a browser's window. That's not ok.
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On startup, usb mouse needs re-plugging

Does anyone know how to ensure that my mouse is recognized on startup? I have to physically unplug and re-plug the mouse in order for it to work again.
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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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How do I make xinput mouse settings persistent for a USB mouse?

I use xinput to change the settings of my USB mouse: xinput set-ptr-feedback 'USB Optical Mouse' 4 1 1 How can I make these settings persistent after unplugging the mouse or rebooting?
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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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Is there a mouse trail option?

I have intermittent blindness in my right eye. Windows had a great mouse option that made a trail of cursors behind the one that's functional. It made my mouse easier to see. The control button helps ...
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Alt Tab with xdotool and xkeybind

I'm trying to map alt tab behavior to a mouse button using xdotool in my .xbindkeysrc. What I want to do is map something like "xdotools keydown alt key Tab" release b:7 but by doing this the alt ...
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Lost wireless mouse connection when laptop is on battery

I just bought a HP wireless mouse, but I'm having some issues. The cursor frequently becomes non-responsive to mouse movements. I noticed that it only happens on my laptop when it is running off the ...
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Swapping the double and triple finger tap actions on trackpad

I am looking for a way to swap the 'tap' action when using two and three fingers. At the moment, as standard, double-finger-tapping right clicks, and tripple-finger-tapping middle clicks ... I would ...
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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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Mousewheel of gaming mouse stopped working - how to reset / fix it?

Suddenly the wheel of my G9x stopped working. The other buttons work just fine, I can even use the mousewheel to scroll left and right by pushing the mouse-wheel to one side or the other. I wonder ...
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How do I get my right- and middle-click back?

I just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04.1 on my Macbook 7,1 and the first thing I noticed was that I couldn't right-click by clicking on the clickpad with two fingers, or middle-click by clicking with ...
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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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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 do right clicks on iBook G4?

I can't figure out how I allow my iBook to right click in Ubuntu. It's one big button; so, I used to hold Option and click. I'm willing to do that, but I can't figure out how. Unless, of course, I've ...
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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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What might prevent mouse movements between xrandr screens? [closed]

I've followed the steps outlined in this HowTo. Right after I log in to Gnome I can move the mouse back and forth but as soon as the task bar loads, the mouse becomes jailed in the screen its in ...
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I can get the Apple Magic Mouse to pair, but the mouse stays in discover mode

I've got a Magic Mouse, using an Asus Bluetooth dongle. This is a description of trying it on Natty a few months ago on a Lenovo laptop with Unity, though trying again on Precise on a desktop with ...
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USB mouse cuts out on battery power

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit laptop, and I have a Microsoft mouse. When I'm on the battery power the mouse cuts in and out, I have full battery power so it's not because of low power. It never does ...
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Remap a mouse button to act as control key

I have the Logitech darkfeild mouse (the one that works on glass) and was wondering how I can remap one of my currently unused buttons (my zoom button) to function as a selected keyboard button ...
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Why does my USB mouse seem to randomly quit working? [duplicate]

While I am doing stuff... doesn't seem to matter what, my USB mouse just stops working... sometimes it will be the keyboard as well but usually not as often. Ubuntu forces me to press my power button ...
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Is it possible to get a mouse button (not recognized by xev) working?

I am using Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse and I am trying to get two buttons recognized. Mouse, of course, comes with a custom software for Windows and Macosx to customize the buttons, but not for ...
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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 to get Elantech trackpad to be identified properly, curently has no extended functionality

I have a Samsung RF510 laptop computer. Upon installing Ubuntu 10.10 onto it I could not get the trackpad to function properly. It works as a basic mouse (point and click) but had no functionality for ...
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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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Use horizontal scroll to switch workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. I want to find a way to use horizontal scrolling to switch workspaces. I'm using Compiz 3D cube right now, but I'm not horribly attached to it. I'm looking for ...
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Separate touchpad sensitivity

For gaming precision on PC, I have disabled mouse acceleration. The mouse speed works as I wanted to, however the touchpad is just too slow. Is there a way to have separate cursor speed for mouse and ...
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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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Touchpad 2 finger scroll ends with a right click, text marking lag

Some recent update made my two-finger scrolling unbearable. Every single time I scroll it ends with a right click. Another thing I've noticed is a sort of lag when I'm marking text. This is also ...
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Mouse is blinking/flickering at my built in monitor with an external monitor, please help

I am using a Thinkpad W530, and due to my works, I need to use an external monitor. I am using nouveau and nvidia-prime to switch between intel and nvidia adapter. After I connected and switched on ...
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How do I disable the fourth button on an Apple Mighty Mouse?

I have an Apple Mighty Mouse, but it's been banged up a bit. The side buttons (4th buttons) are way too easily pressed. When I'm using Firefox, the 4th button can accidentally click and I'd go back ...
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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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How can I setup my WiiMote as mouse?

I recently saw a video how a guy used his WiiMote as mouse for his computer. Since I have a media center PC and a Wii, it would be great to get rid of peripherals and just use the WiiMote as my mouse. ...
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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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What wireless mice work well with Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm in desperate need of a decent comfortable mouse that will give me maximum performance on Ubuntu. I'm looking at a wireless Microsoft mouse, but I am concerned it will not work effectively with ...