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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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14.10 Image Viewer bug, click>drag pic leaves pointer changed

I just updated from 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday. Today I stumbled on a bug in Image Viewer. Tried to report as per https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/report-ubuntu-bug.html but after "Collecting ...
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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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ButtonMapping - Positional parameters

In an X configuration file mouse buttons can be mapped using a ButtonMapping option: Section "InputClass" # ... Option "ButtonMapping" "1 9 3 4 5 6 7 8 2" # ... EndSection Changing the ...
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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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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 ...
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Mouse cursor invisible after 15.04 update

My mouse pointer became invisible after some updates after I upgraded to 15.04 from 14.10. In all standard settings the mouse pointer is activated (system settings, dconf...) I also tried different ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 to disable “on mouse stop auto click”

When the mouse stops moving after 1 seconds, it auto clicks, no matter if it is within an application or on desktop. Does anyone knows how to disable this feature?
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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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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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Can't hold left button on touchpad and drag in 12.04 and no right click

After updating to 12.04, I cannot use the mouse buttons. I have a work around to be able to drag with the touchpad alone, also to use the touchpad for right click. I would however like to use the ...
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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 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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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 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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Mouse lag after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I was running Ubuntu 13.10 with no issues and decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 recently. Since I've upgraded I've noticed that my mouse starts to lag after I play a movie via xbmc or a video on ...
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Mouse sensitivity in 14.04 dissapeared [closed]

If I go to "Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad" in Ubuntu 14.04 all the options are gone! How can I bring them back?