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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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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Mousepad doesn't reactive with touchpad-indicator

I am using touchpad-indicator to disable my touchpad when a mouse is plugged in. Until about four weeks ago, it works all fine, now it's only working half-way: When I plug in a mouse, touchpad is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 smaller)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Touchpad not working properly - Ubuntu 14.04 - Used to work

Today, suddenly my Ubuntu 14.04 running on my HP Pavillion DV6 had the touchapd not working properly, at all. I plugged an external mouse, it worked great. Problems I'm having with my touchpad: ...
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Are there other programs or ways to adjust & diagnose mouse settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop and have had several issues with click and pointer control. The Mouse & Touchpad settings program seems to be missing several features I would like, so I am ...
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Is GNOME 3 in 15.04 disabling mouse buttons?

Normally in my XFCE4 desktop the right mouse-button works. But not in GNOME. The right mouse button, and the wheel are both not working. I'm using a Logitech M500.
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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 ...
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USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly in 14.04 64bit

Unfortunately I've been unable to identify the cause other than I have an application that runs, in what appears to be a Xorg scheduler (task manager shows worker, then a shed job), then the mouse ...
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Is there a way to mimic “click and drag” using the keyboard?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on an old 2008 MacBook. My trackpad had an unfortunate accident (prolonged exposure to condensation) and no longer recognizes the "drag" portion when I'm trying to click and ...
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Mouse pointer disapears in console when typing begins

I am on on ubuntu 15.10. In the console when I begin typing, the mouse pointer disappears. It reappears when the mouse is moved. Is there a means to disable this behavior? I've looked in the relevant ...
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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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Hi! I updated my laptop but I shut down accidetally causing for the update to be incomplete. Now, my laptop doesn't work properly. What to do?

I can't use the mouse. There's a box where I can partially update the OS. But I can't click it because the mouse is not working. Help!
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Ghost click on lower-right corner

I'm dual booting my ASUS Taichi21 with windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04 for a week or so. It was all working perfectly, but last night my mouse cursor started randomly clicking the lower right corner of ...
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Reverting 15.10 trackpoint behavior to previous versions

I'm a long time Thinkpad user who recently upgraded to 15.10 when I got a new T450s. Mostly I'm as happy as I've ever been but I've noticed a change in the trackpint scrolling behavior that is ...
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Mouse settings not saving after changing with terminal

Right now, I have ubuntu 15.10 I wanted to change my mouse sensitivity and did that via terminal with the (xinput set-prop) command but after restarting my computer it doesn't save the settings. How ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - some mouse events register only after movement or 1 second delay

My Logitech wireless mouse behaves oddly with Ubuntu 15.10. The mouse scroll and left click event gets registered in the below cases: - immediately IF moving the mouse (even for one pixel). If not ...
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How do I automatically disable touchpad while typing or while a mouse is plugged in on Ubuntu 15.10?

I looked around and found touchpad-indicator, but when I go through everything and install it, my computer doesn't recognize it. I did some more googling and it seems like touchpad-indicator doesn't ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 Touchpad Not Working After Forced Shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04)

I am having issues with my touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04. I was running a simulation which caused my computer to slow down too much to even be able to abort the code, so I was forced to use the power ...
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Mouse does not work on unbuntu

I have just installed today and replaced windows 10 on my laptop. I can use all keyboard functions but mouse/touch pad doesn't work - there is no mouse pointer. Can anyone help me solve this thanks.
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Ubuntu MATE mouse/touchpad acceleration

I've been using Ubuntu MATE since september and it's the only disto that I've seen that uses 4.x.x kernel that supports Focaltech touchpad's which are used on Asus laptops. The only problem I have ...
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Mouse cursor leaving “trails” / artifacts

On Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, my mouse cursor leaves strange "trails" all around the screen. This happens when the cursor moves over or leaves a dynamic screen element (anything that changes on hover) such ...
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Can't Get PS/2 Trackball to Work

I'm having serious issues trying to get a PS/2 trackball to work. The trackball works under Windows, and I can get other PS/2 optical mice to work with my Linux distribution. I'm running Ubuntu 14....