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 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 swap mouse buttons to be left handed from the terminal?

I am left handed person. Therefore I want to interchange the typical mouse buttons for right and left clicks. I want to do this via terminal. May someone please suggest the command for it? Is it ...
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Stuck on text-select/text-highlight on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm running a guest Ubuntu 14.04 on VMWare and whenever I'm editing text in gedit or another editor sooner or later the cursor gets stuck in text-highlight mode which means that left clicks highlights ...
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Max speed and acceleration in Gpointing-device-settings have no effect

Trying to get my Synaptics trackpad (on a Thinkpad T420) dialed in. Almost perfect, but the max speed and acceleration settings in Gpointing Device Settings appear to have absolutely no effect, so I'm ...
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Surface Arc Touch Mouse not working with Ubuntu 15.04

After browsing for a while I found that there was an issue with 14.04 and the way that the Arc Touch mouse transmits its signal. This was meant to have been fixed in Bluez 5 but the case still exists ...
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gpointing-device-settings doesnt work

I just did a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 installation in a VMwarePlayer and installed gpointing-device-settings 1.5.1-6ubuntu2. I start /usr/bin/gpointing-device-settings; I see 2 devices on left: VMvare ...
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How to make Logitech Anywhere MX work in Ubuntu 12.X?

I have a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse (wireless), when I connect it to the computer it doesn't work. The mouse works in other computers with Windows and with Fedora 17 and Fedora 19, but it doesn't ...
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Mouse and keybord freeze time to time

Time to time, mouse is freezing for 1 second, and continue working, but after some time, keyboard and mouse become freezed at all. Ubuntu is still working normally. I can connect via VNC and continue ...
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Mouse flickering Ati Radeon 7470 Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04, Ati Radeon 7470. Everything works fine except for the mouse flicker ALL the time and if I disconnect and connect a monitor immediately log me off. I have not ...
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how-to enable double-click on scroll wheel in 3-button USB mouse

I've just moved to Linux from Windows, and I want to program the middle button on my mouse to double-click. It has a sort-of double-click function out-of-the-box with Ubuntu 14.04.1 but it's not ...
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Ubuntu X mouse focus button issues - With Solutions

For years now I've used a Cyborg R.A.T.5 mouse and have always had issues with the mouse focus on new installs. There's plenty of info around to fix it but since I lost my original solution I can't ...
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problems with mouse and keyboard

I am a new Linux user (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit). I am having a lot of problems with mouse and keyboard. My computer is new and I have bought new keyboard (wired) and mouse but nothing has changed. As ...
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Mouse leaves “trails” (Gnome)

Both usb mouse and the touchpad of my notebook have the same problem: they leave laggy "trails": I have Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome, 8 Gb Ram, two graphic cards (Integrated Intel and Nvidia).
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Configure Logitech mouse with xbindkeys

I have a Logitech Performance MX mouse I want to configure for Ubuntu 14.10 using xbindkeys. I managed to install xbindkeys and xautomation following this post, however, the buttons still don't work. ...
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Disable Mouse Acceleration In Ubuntu

So this is my first post on the Ubuntu forums and probably my most important question that I will ever ask. I've read around about disabling mouse acceleration in Ubuntu, I'm sure that most of them ...
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Mouse pointer showing background image

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version. My mouse cursor is showing a background image of 1x1 inch^2 rectangle as can be seen in this image. I have not been able to figure out why this background ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Mouse blinking and disappearing with 2 monitors connected

I have already seen this related question and the answers but that didn't fix my problem. The problem is the same thing but as for the solution that people said it worked: they said disable 'Unknown ...
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Continuous scrolling with mouse thumb buttons?

In windows I used X-Mouse Button Control to accomplish this, but I can't find a method of doing It in linux. My main mouse is a logitech m510 which has two thumb buttons on the side, which are ...
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Synaptics Touchpad cannot move while pressing a key? V 8.1

my Synaptics touchpad refuses to move anytime I am pressing a key on the keyboard. I've looked everywhere on the internet telling me to go to Device Pointer Properties, then Settings, then Pointing, ...
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Possible to get the magic mouse 2 touchpad working with ubuntu 15.04?

I've managed to set up the magic mouse 2 with Ubuntu over bluetooth, but it is only recognising it as a two-button mouse. Using the touchpad over xev doesn't show anything being picked up. Is it ...
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Controlling Bluetooth mouse gestures that register keyboard events

tl;dr I just bought a Logitech T630. It's a Bluetooth mouse that supports several keyboard events via gestures (PDF). These gestures are fine and dandy but I have little use for them. I'm having a ...
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Wireless Mouse not recognized 15.10

Pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux based OS, and am having a strange issue with my wireless mouse. It's a logitech m305 wireless mouse, plugging the dongle into the computer (any port) just leaves me with ...
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How can I figure extra buttons of my mouse?

I recently bought an ergonomic vertical Anker mouse. How can I customize extra buttons of the mouse? There is a duplicate question, but it is old and the answer doesn't work. PS: I strongly ...
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Touchpad detected but not working

Just booted into Ubuntu MATE on a live usb on my Dell 3452 but the touchpad isn't working cat /proc/bus/input/devices brings up: I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01a1 N: Name="SynPS/2 ...
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Right mouse button doesnt work

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my new Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 M772DGE. Unfortunately the right mouse button of the touchpad is not working correctly. Every mouse button click is interpreted as a left ...
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Mouse sharing for Ubuntu

I recently found Mouse without Borders but this just works for Windows. My question is now if there is something like that which works with Ubuntu with a secure connection. It should provide ...
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Mouse scrolling weird/unresponsive in virtual box

I'm using virtual box 5.0.14 and I've installing guest additions and the extension pack. I am able to scroll up/down however frequently as I'm scrolling down it scrolls up instead. If I disable mouse ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 both freeze except you can still use keyboard and mouse

After a period of time which seems to be the same every time (although i have not timed it) everything on the desktop freezes, except for the keyboard and mouse. I tried disabling everything in the ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in Linux Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 after update

yesterday i installed some updates with the automatic ubuntu updater and shutdown my pc after that. now i try to reboot and i now have the problem that my mouse and keyboard aren't recognized (not ...
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Dell vs Lenovo trackpoint/nipple/trackstick mouse drivers?

I have a Dell Latitude 6 series, 3rd gen, with a track-point. In windows, it feels great. In Linux, it feels kind of disappointing. The best way I can describe it is that it is too easy to move it in ...
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Execute command when USB device is added

I have a razer deathadder mouse connected to my ubuntu 15.10 laptop. This mouse uses 3500 DPI per default which his way to fast. Using razercfg I'm able to set this to 1800 DPI, so no problem here. ...
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Mouse pointer freezing up

I'm not sure if it should be asked here or on forums but I'll still put it up here to get discussion started, So 2 days back I upgraded to 11.10 64bit beta. There are few crashes which I already ...
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Why can't I type with some keys on my laptop?

After I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that some keys on my Asus A53U laptop have stopped working correctly, and others work for the wrong keys, i.e. I press the key below backspace (can't remember ...
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Trackpad not being detected after re-opening laptop (Kubuntu 15.10)

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15Z laptop. My touchpad works just fine when I first start the laptop, however when I put the lid down and put it back up later, the trackpad does ...
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ubuntu 15.10 mouse & touchpad missing settings in settings

my 15.10 image installs fine but has no 2 finger scrolling settings. 14 lts had two folder in that panel, but this one lost all the cool stuff. is there a fix? regards bjorn o.
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Mouse cursor changes size when new process starts

In KDE, you may already change the mouse size in setting (maybe bigger size for better vision or smaller size for more comfort). When new process starts, mouse change its size (usually become ...
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Weird mouse behaviour in Xubuntu - BUG?

I have Xubuntu 14.04 x64 installed and I'm noticing a very strange behaviour. Sometimes my mouse acts as if I've pressed the right button and opens context menus at random. I've tried finding out ...
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Secondary Screen & Mouse Click snafu

I think both my problems are related. When I connect my laptop (Dell Latitude E6410) to my TV, after some overscan tweaking’s, it looks good on the TV but when I move my mouse to any of the edges of ...
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Mouse disconnecting randomly 15.10

My mouse randomly freezes (disconnects?) and connects again, CPU doesn't have to be peaking, when I'm working on desktop or in a game and move my mouse it sometimes stops for a second. Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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`powertop --auto-tune` without messing with USB and touchpad

I like powertop --auto-tune because the speakers of my laptop are soughing when not being used and powertop disables the speakers completely when they're not used, stopping the noise. However, my ...
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Zalman M500WL Cordless mouse problematic in Ubuntu 15.10

On my laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 the Zalman cordless mouse works only intermittently. It beeps on/off every few minutes sometimes seconds. Wondering if someone has run into this problem before and a fix ...
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How to disable physical mouse buttons below touchpad

I'd like to disable the two click buttons below my touchpad because the right one keeps activating randomly. I've read doc about synaptics and synclient, and using xmodmap as suggested in Disable ...
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Mouse pointer integration greyed out in vm box

My host OS is ubuntu 14.04 and I am running vbox version 5.0.12. I could use the same pointer in the guest and host os, but recently I shut down the guest os in vm box instead of saving the state and ...
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how to manually install hid-logitech-dj module?

I'm running ubuntu mate on raspberry pi2. Logitech k400r keyboard w/touchpad works fine with generic driver but when I wanted to add logitech m525 mouse using the same unifying receiver, I had to use ...
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Have the BT mouse detected and started automatically

Have a Bluetooth mouse that has been setup a while ago. And the Bluetooth indicator in the top bar shows the mouse. It says Bluetooth ON Visible OFF Bluetooth Mouse connection OFF When I switch on ...
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How can I map the extra mouse buttons on the Logitech G300?

The left mouse button on my mouse doesn't work properly. Something inside is broken that makes it register multiple clicks on just one click. So I wanted to map the left mouse click to a different ...
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resolution issue with ubuntu making mouse pointer larger

My laptop has a 4k display running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have scaling issues, so I changed my resolution to 1360x768. When I restart sometimes (50% of the time) the resolution again becomes 2160p for 2 ...
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Pass Alt+Drag through to VirtualBox

Background Running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Xubuntu Linux (xfce). Installed Alt+Drag on Windows 7 to enable Right-Alt + Mouse Click to drag. Problem It seems as though xfce is not passing the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Right mouse button on unity task bar opens always firefox and does not open context menu within Firefox window

Recently installed ubuntu 15.10 desktop on an asus eee slate ep121 Tablet PC with defaults. Attached it to a hdmi TV, with the internal screen disabled. Problem is that on the unity task bar and ...
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My mouse pointer has vanished. Can anyone please help me get it back?

I'm running a really long job on my computer and my mouse pointer has just vanished. I really don't want to have to restart the computer because this is a very long job, so could anyone help me try to ...