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 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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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 ...
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mouse cursor blink on 14.04 live on cool drive

I make my cool drive boot able and I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my cool drive but my mouse cursor blinks? even I do not run any heavy process. what is the problem? Bye the way I do not have black screen . ...
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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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Why is the middle button mapped to pasting?

I'm in love with Ubuntu, but I really HATE this feature. I am a programmer and it happened a number of times that I introduced a bug because I inadvertently pasted some code which didn't belong there. ...
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How can a gamepad control THE mouse?

There are many questions about this subject: Remapping both mouse and keyboard to a gamepad How do I configure a joystick or gamepad? How to control the mouse pointer via my keyboard? ... But the ...
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Bind a mouse button to show the Gnome Shell Activities overview

I'm trying bind a button on my mouse to show the Gnome Shell Activities overview. I'm using xbindkeys to bind actions to my mouse buttons. I tried using the following xte command to show the ...
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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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Make mouse left-handed and touchpad right-handed

I see that I can configure mouse and touchpad all in one panel (Ubuntu 13.10, defaults, Gnome). Which is to some extend. Namely, I want to have the touchpad differently configured then the mouse and ...
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Mouse configuration file

Which file (name & path) store the settings made in this window?
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Gaming Mouse Recommendations [closed]

I'm looking to upgrade to a gaming mouse. Searching Amazon for a Linux gaming mouse isn't getting very many results. So I'm asking here for recommendations. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64bit Gnome Fallback ...
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How do I enable live window resizing in Ubuntu 13.04?

In Ubuntu 13.04 when you resize an application window by clicking with the mouse on any of its borders the whole window area gets covered by an orange transparent film; if then the mouse cursor is ...
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Mouse movement wakes computer from suspend how to disable this?

It's really annoying as I have to unplug the mouse after a suspend to ensure that an occasional bump doesn't wake up the system. I haven't found anything in system settings which could disable this ...
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Add dead region touchpad

Is there a way to set a region of my touch pad as "dead" ignoring touch input? The reason for this is that I have a MacBook pro late 2011 and there the "button" is on the touch page itself. Anyone ...
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Which wireless keyboards and mice are compatible? [closed]

Could I know, what wireless keyboard and mouse work fine with ubuntu for a desktop. Last time I installed it on my desktop, my mouse just got froze!! Then i stopped using it. I really wanna use ...
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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 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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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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Skype on 64 bit has non default mouse cursor theme

I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. When I hover the mouse over the Skype window, the mouse cursor theme changes from default white to black. How can ...
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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 to disable sticky edges in Ubuntu 14.04 (Ubuntu 13.10 and earlier had a Option for On/Off Mouse Stickiness)

In Ubuntu 12.04~13.10, the Settings >> Display >> Sticky Edges [On/Off] option was available. In Ubuntu 14.10, it is missing. How do I disable Mouse Edge Stickiness so that when I move my mouse from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse and window focus issues

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 tonight and I'm having this weird issue with my mouse and window focus. I can't seem to click on any Unity Launcher icons. More over I can't click on unfocused ...
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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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how to make iphone as a mouse via bluetooth

Ubuntu 12.10, Bluetooth 2.0 I'm looking for a way to use my iphone as a mouse using bluetooth connection. It's already and certainly work when I'm using Mac or Windows. The reason why I want to use ...
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Increase pointer speed for trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying make Apple Trackpad more usable for my needs. So did set the motion-acceleration to 120 and motion-threshold to -500 as suggested here and shown in the image below. The speed of ...
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How do I disable the touchscreen drivers?

I have a touchscreen, but the drivers are not working properly and interfere with my mouse. Is it possible to disable my touchscreen , so that I can work again properly?
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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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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 adjust TouchPad edge scroll area in Ubuntu?

I have an Acer Aspire that I have dual booting XP and Ubuntu. On the Windows side, the driver allows you to set how close your finger has to be to the edge of the TouchPad before it goes into scroll ...
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Synaptics Touchpad problem when disabling it and then enabling it

My girlfriend has an HP dv6000. In ubuntu 10.10 32bit i use the synaptics on it and all is good but when i disable it and enable it the problem starts. When booting the problem was that the synaptics ...
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How do I count the clicks of the mouse buttons?

How do I count the clicks of the mouse buttons since the start of Ubuntu? I would like to do mouse button clicks stats so I need it. Thanks
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Can't see cursor in 13.10

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't see the cursor. Can anybody help me? I'm a total newbie in the whole Linux thing and I would like some help.
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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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Mouse pointer does not change appearance

I am using Oneiric with Unity installed in a netbook and in a desktop. In both the machines I have this problem: when I click on a Quick-Launcher icon the mouse pointer, when the program is starting, ...
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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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mouse stuck after resumption from suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 on a Gateway TA1 convertable tablet PC. After I suspend by closing the lid, and resume by reopening the lid, I cannot use my trackpad mouse anymore. How can I fix this? ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04, how to set middle mouse emulation? (no taps, real buttons)

I looked for the topic, but I only find information on how to have middle click emulation (wheel click) using taps with N fingers. I want to have the emulation with the real buttons under the ...
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Show *realtime* mouse cursor coordinates? (Cursor mod / overlay) Also, copy to clipboard?

I'm looking for a solution that would display the current mouse cursor coordinates in realtime (i.e. NOT xdotool and NOT xev). I need to move the mouse to a certain position, then press Alt-Tab to ...
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Problems with USB mouse on 12.04 LTS

My mouse stops working after a few seconds, or a few minutes at most. It works fine on my Raspberry Pi and on my Mac, but my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system complains: [ 654.508063] usb 2-5: new low-speed ...
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Mouse acceleration 13.04 [duplicate]

A new release of Ubuntu brought a new mouse settings window. However, it only lists a sensitivity setting, no acceleration. Where is the setting for acceleration? How do I disable it? If I disable ...
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Unable to set mouse in vim under Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, I am unable to perform the :set mouse=a command in vim. I have installed pretty much every vim related package from apt that seems applicable. Vim version is 7.3 (Huge version with ...
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How to use a PS/2 mouse?

I have a PS/2 mouse that always ran fine under Ubuntu. This morning, I did a fresh install of Quantal, and my mouse stopped working. It works with a USB mouse. Weirder, everything was fine when using ...
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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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Binding mouse buttons to copy and paste

Often I'm copying and pasting pieces of text. I'd like to streamline the process. Anyone know if it possible to bind (for example): Ctrl Right Click to Copy and Alt Right Click to Paste
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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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Mouse clicking issues

I finally got ubuntu 12.04 installed after figuring out what the problem was. For some reason, mouse clicks aren't always registered correctly so I had to use the arrows, tab and space to select and ...
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How do I slow down the mouse cursor?

I've been using Linux for over 10 years and just downloaded 12.04 to my wife's laptop. It looks good but I can't find a way to slow the cursor down (yes, I have gone to System Settings and they are as ...
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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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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 ...