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 define a file context options keyboard shortcut?

When selecting a file in Nautilus, I would like to see the context options of the file (mouse right click) using the keyboard and not the mouse. Example, when i iterate over the list of files in a ...
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Sentelic Touchpad Scrolling ASUS UX31 Zenbook

The capabilities of the touchpad on the new ASUS UX31 Zenbook leave much to be desired. The touchpad works like a mouse, but no vertical or horizontal scrolling. I contacted a developer who works for ...
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How to disable the notebook Touch Pad when a wireless USB mouse is connected

I have a Logitech MX Anywhere wireless USB mouse which works very well with Ubuntu. However, I would like to disable the touch pad when this mouse is connected. I keep hitting the touch pad with my ...
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How to take a screenshot with the actual pointer icon?

Normal keyboard shortcuts for screenshots like Ctrl+Print_Screen do not include the pointer in the image at all. Special applications like Take Screenshot may offer an effect option to include the ...
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How can I setup my touchpad multi-finger tapping functionality?

I'm trying to setup my multi-finger tap in the following way: Single finger - Left click Two fingers - Middle click Three fingers - Right click What I currently have is: Single finger - Left ...
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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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Ubutnu 14.04 installation issue - Keyboard and mouse not working

After installing the new Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS, the keyboard and mouse are not working. I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and i want to update to the last version (14.04), so i installed the new ...
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Left mouse button not working in Xubuntu session

I recent changed from Ubuntu to Xubuntu 12.04. The install worked great for a few days, but suddenly the left mouse button stopped working. The right click and scroll bars work fine. After a bit of ...
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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't find how to change Xbmc mouse speed

How can I change in Xbmc mouse speed? In Ubuntu is fine but when I start Xbmc it gets really much too fast...
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Mouse and Keyboard Freeze [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 today and have had mouse problem since. Symptoms: At some arbitrary point in time (frequency: 2-3 times per hour), the mouse and keyboard stops working for ever(may be). I ...
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icon scaling seems to work partially on a dell 4k display. I'm using ubuntu 14.04

a newbie here. I'm using a dell 4k display on ubuntu 14.04(up-to-date so far). I have already followed the instructions on this link - Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen - it struck me ...
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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue on which I am unsure of the root cause, as in whether it is an Ubuntu issue or a TeamViewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher set to auto-hide. When connected to it from a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 under Parallels Desktop - Black Desktop after X Windows Update [duplicate]

I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 successfully on a MacBook Pro in a virtual machine in Parallels Desktop 9. Today (2013-10-17) after applying today's Ubuntu update, which included updates to X ...
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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 gpointing-device-...
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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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Scroll with Middle Click

Can I use the middle click mouse button so I can scroll down faster, like in Windows? 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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Is it possible to remove mouse pointer bounds (i.e. wrap the screen)?

I wonder it is possible to remove mouse pointer bounds. I mean when I move mouse pointer to right side of screen, I want it appear on left side. Also same thing for top/bottom bounds. To be clarify, ...
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How can I manually change the mouse/pointer speed? [duplicate]

I have an Apple Magic Mouse, and it's almost unusable since the sensitivity is too high. Yet in the Mouse/Touchpad settings, the pointer speed is set to the slowest possible setting. Is there a way to ...
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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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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 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 acceleration in 14.04

I'm trying to figure out how to enable mouse acceleration in Ubuntu 14.04. I have an XPS 15 9530, which has a built-in touch-pad (which appears to be recognised, as seen in the screenshot below), but ...
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Mouse configuration file

Which file (name & path) store the settings made in this window?
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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 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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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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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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Simulate a middle-click on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Synaptics touchpad

I Am writing a Guide How to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro To get a middle Mousebutton, I tried this: I edited the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. There I edited the "...
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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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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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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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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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Lenovo Ideapad Unstable Touchpad Cursor

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and there is a problem with the touchpad. Whenever I lift my finger from the touchpad or click, the cursor moves a little bit to a random ...
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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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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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How to map modifiers (e.g. CTRL) to mouse thumb buttons using xbindkeys

This question has already been asked but was never answered properly. After clearance with @Seth I am now asking it again. This will allow me to respond and possibly modify the question a lot easier. ...
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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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How come I cannot adjust mouse sensitivity on Ubuntu 13.10?

I have installed the desktop version with all of its defaults. Currently, my mouse is a wireless Logitech K&M combo that is connected through a KVM switch. When going to the mousepad and ...
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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 to set left-handed mouse pointer?

Is there a way to set a left-handed mouse pointer in Ubuntu 13.04? For those who don't know what left-handed mouse pointers are:
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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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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