The pointing device (generally referred to as the mouse), and closely related devices, as well as issues with software concerning the mouse. When referring to laptops, please specify if it is the trackpad and not an external mouse by using the trackpad tag.

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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?

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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Bluetooth mouse contstantly failes to reconnect after sleep

It seems the bluetooth subsystem shows some bugs after the upgrade to 13.10. It was working quite happily at 13.04. The bluetooth mouse I have, simply won't connect after the computer goes into any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mouse pointer blinking

After installing Ubuntu 13.10 mouse is blinking and sometimes it blinks so fast that I can't see where it is, especially on web pages. It also happens even if I don't work anything on computer. ...
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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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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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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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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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control mouse with keyboard and web browsing

I have lost my mouse functionality, and I have to work without it on my Ubuntu PC for a couple of days. I am OK with doing my stuffs without it on my computer. But I'm having no good time with web ...
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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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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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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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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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Bluetooth mouse not auto-reconnecting

I have a nice little bluetooth mouse, but there is one problem. When it is not used for awhile (I primarily use keyboard) it turns off. Fine, so I have to turn it back on by pushing the button. But ...
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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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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 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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Middle Button on ThinkPad Not Working with 10.10 update

I have a lenovo thinkpad and the center scrolling button isn't working with the trackpoint anymore... it worked in prior versions of Ubuntu with GPointing Device Settings, but not with 10.10. Now, it ...
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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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Configuring mouse buttons

I am using a HP NK527AA Wireless mouse with two side buttons. His mouse wheel is half broken: I can scroll but I can't click it. In windows I configured the side buttons as 3rd mouse button but ...
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Mouse cursor won't appear on boot

It's still there, but it's invisible! Logging out makes it appear again, but logging out and back in after each boot is quite a nuisance. Any ideas? Switching to Unity 2D seems to make the cursor ...
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How to align twinview monitors with different resolutions and prevent mouse disappearing into dead areas?

I'm using two monitors of different brands and resolutions with NVIDIA TwinView, which works well enough, but one thing that's getting to me is how the mouse can move off the edge of the visible ...
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Need alternative to Accessibility's “Locate Pointer” to visually highlight the mouse

Update: See end of question: A black-on-white cross-hair/I-bar mouse-pointer is soemtimes hard foe me to spot in amongst black-on-white text. I've tried "Accessibility / Mouse Accessibility / ...
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How do I apply my mouse settings globally?

I have tweaked my mouse sensitivity to be just right, and swapped the mouse buttons since I use it left-handed. This was done using the user "Mouse & Touchpad" settings in Gnome. I'd like this to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not working after boot

My ubuntu 13.04 is not working after boot. After I had installed some applications. The graphic used to be better before this happened . My keyboard and my mouse isn't working . I'm using a desktop ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Adding Extra Clicks. Loose Grip When Dragging [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and notice that my mouse is behaving weirdly. If I try to drag a selected text, folders or files, sometimes the selection will loose. If I make one click, sometimes, it ...
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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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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 ...