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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Natural scrolling with mouse on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to figure out a way to get natural (reverse) scrolling to work with a mouse. I know Ubuntu has a "natural scrolling" preference under System Settings, however, that only applies to the ...
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Can't get Mouse back in gEdit after Shift Key Is Pressed

By default when you type in gEdit, mouse disappears and you can get it back by moving your mouse. So, you can do whatever you want using your mouse. But when I press Shift or Ctrl or Enter and move ...
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Mouse is choppy [closed]

When I installed Ubuntu (11.10) a few days ago, my mouse cursor was smooth and responsive. Now it's very slow, choppy, and clumsy. I hadn't really changed much (at least I don't think so), all I've ...
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Won't boot if USB stuff is plugged in? [closed]

Edit: it fixed itself, but I have no idea how... I have a new laptop running Ubuntu 11.04. If I have certain USB devices (a wireless mouse, or my camera, but not a USB flash drive) plugged in to any ...
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Mouse cursor freezes randomly with Intel GMA 950 [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 its installed using Wubi, dual boot with Windows. It's fresh install. Randomly mouse cursor freezes and can't click anything on the screen. I can move mouse but can't click. ...
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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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Mouse pointer (touchpad) getting stuck often in 12.04 [closed]

In my Ubuntu 12.04, my mouse pointer gets stuck often. I'm talking about the touchpad and not the external mouse. The first thought would be to check whether we have given the option to lock the ...
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How to restart only missing/invisible mouse pointer/cursor?

For some reason, the mouse pointer on my Ubuntu 10.04 PC disappears after the computer is woken up from suspend. That PC is missing a keyboard, so I can fix this by logging via ssh, and issuing: ...
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How to select and copy content from the terminal (ATL + CTRL + F1)

When in the 'lower level terminal' (not sure how this is called), the one opened by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1, how can I copy the content of the command I used there, since there is no mouse and I can ...
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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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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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How do I turn off mouse acceleration?

I would like to turn off mouse acceleration to begin training my hand for better accuracy and precision in my mouse movements. How can I do this in Ubuntu 10.10?
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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 there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse?

Why there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse? The mouse is ok, but touchpad is very slow. Why is this happening and how to fix it?
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USB Mouse stutters periodically

I'm using an HP dv6000 (not sure of exact model) with a pretty basic Logitech wireless laptop mouse. From time to time, the USB mouse will be very stuttery and less responsive. Not all clicks register ...
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Is there an X app which can position the mouse relative to a window (not the screen)?

I want to position the mouse in relation to a window. I've tried several command-line apps which send keyboard and mouse messages to X, but they all seem to only place the mouse in relation to the ...
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HotPlug my USB mouse [closed]

Whenever I try to plug in my optical mouse after my Ubuntu 10.04 has booted, the OS doesn't seem to Hotplug my mouse. For using the mouse I would need to reboot the OS. Is there any script which can ...
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Can I add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu in Lubuntu?

In vanilla Ubuntu, there is a quite useful application called Nautilus-open-terminal, which allows the user to open the terminal in any folder by simply right-clicking and selecting "Open in ...
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mouse middle click opens dash in 13.04, regardless of application

does anyone know how to change the behavior of my mouse middle-click button? it always opens the dash no matter what application i am in. it's a wireless logitech t400 if that matters. thanks.
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 loses keyboard and mouse

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 12.04, and somehow its lost keyboard and mouse support, Logitech EX110 Cordless, preventing me from logging in, both the main and recovery mode won't respond to any keys ...
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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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My mouse pointer disappears on “system surfaces” , like background picture, menus, background for all kind of system menus

I have an annoying problem with Ubuntu 11.10, my mouse pointer disappears on the Ubuntu surface ( not in programs like firefox, libre office ..) The mouse pointer is there, but its size is only one ...
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Mouse Click Problem

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on Compaq Presario c772tu. I just noticed that I am unable to click on links/buttons/text if the mouse is in particular areas on the screen. The same link/button/text are ...
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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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How to close applications like I close tabs in browsers?

Closing a tab in firefox or chrome using the middle-mouse button is, for me, a great feature. How can I make this work with applications in Ubuntu and the opened application panel?
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How can I use the mouse in a virtual terminal?

Lately I saw some of my friends using a mouse to copy & paste text around in the virtual terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1). I was amazed that this was possible and would like to use this too. He wasn't sure ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 & 12.04.1 LTS mouse freezing (Saitek Cyborg R.A.T.5 Mouse)

I've figured it out: it's the Cyborg mouse. I'll be looking through the questions as I remember seeing something about this. I'm getting a similar issue to this fellow: Ubuntu 11.04 randomly freezes ...
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Mouse clicks when I release the button

In Ubuntu 12.04, my mouse clicks when I release the button. What happens (bad): I right click (mousedown), the context menu appears, when I release the mouse button (mouseup), the item under the ...