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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Wireless mouse doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to use my wireless mouse with no success. I just plug the usb and I can see it when I execute lsusb but with no name: Bus 004 Device 005: ID 24ae:2002 What can I do? Should I install ...
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How to show mouse pointer location using a mouse click?

I want to record my screen, and clearly show what is being clicked. You can configure the mouse to show the location when CTRL key is clicked. I want exactly that kind of behaviour, but only when the ...
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Mouse position is not in the right place

The mouse position seen on screen and the actual place differ. I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed within Oracle VMVirtualBox. If I position the mouse pointer, so is the place, that will be displayed ...
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Mouse arrow moving on its own

lately I've been having this weird problem. The mouse arrow would for no apparent reason, begin moving diagonally from the right of the screen to the bottom left. This happens regardless if I am using ...
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Mouse not pointing correctly after show desktop in 14.04

When I minimze, for example, firefox and recall the window - either by clicking the launcher or by use of the desktop switcher - in Ubuntu 14.04 (unity) the buttons are out of position. It is only ...
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Can't slow down mouse pointer

Mouse pointer on Ubuntu is way too fast. I tried to follow this advise Can't slow down the pointer speed enough, but got the following error message. W: Size of file ...
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In Eclipse right click is not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

I am using eclipse ADT in that i have loaded my projects but i can't right click on my project it is not working in eclipse only. Otherwise right click is working everywhere.
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Mouse becomes unusable after Corsair Headset

I am running Ubuntu 16.04LTS (You can view the system details here) on my PC and have recently experienced an apparent common fault - when turning on the Corsair Void Headset, my mouse becomes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 how to use xset for mouse speed / sensitivity?

I've found Mouse sensitivity in 14.04 dissapeared One of the answer it to use xset m 20/12 0 without any description of what it does (increase or decrease and examples). Could anyone help me because ...
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After switching mouse buttons is with xinput, each computer restart resets the settings

How does one go about "saving" settings in Ubuntu? I change my buttons on my trackpad using xinput set-button-map 11 3 2 1 (im a lefty) and it works during that session. However, when I reboot my ...
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How can I make my mouse auto-click every 5 seconds?

I want to click on something for hours. How can I make a script or use an application so the mouse will auto-click every 5 seconds or less?
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Bluetooth LE and Ubuntu 16.04, sometimes works, other times not

I come from Fedora 22 and 23, because it had support for my BLE mouse (Microsoft Designer Mouse). I decided to switch to the "stable" 16.04 because I like Unity more than gnome. To make my mouse at ...
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Mouse Pointer Icon on VGA screen changes by itself

I've been trying to find a solution to this all day but I'm having no joy. I have a Dual Monitor setup for my Lenovo B50-45 running Ubuntu. Both monitors are identical (Philips 274E). One is attached ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Enable/DIsable button and LED

Mant HP/Compaq laptops (I suppose other makes of laptop have this feature, but I know it's common on HPs.) have a Synaptics touchpad that has an indentation in the upper left corner and an LED that ...
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Prevent Chrome and Vivaldi from interpreting mouse movement as touch events

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron 7547, which has a touchscreen. Whenever I use Chrome/Chromium or Vivaldi, any mouse (i.e. touchpad) movement within the window is interpreted as a ...
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Mouse vanishes upon log in Xubuntu

I've been having this issue ever since I added an Ubuntu partition alongside Windows 10.When I boot normally its fine(its set so that when I boot I don't have to log in) but when I close the laptop ...
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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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Cannot scroll downwards, cannot select and scroll downwards for all browsers, cannot scroll down dota

), I noticed i cannot select text and scroll down in any browser (not just chrome - from other Ubuntu questions) but scrolling up is fine. This same thing occurs during DOTA, where moving the mouse ...
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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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Avoid automatic cursor hide

My cursor hides after a few seconds of not moving it. The problem is it also disables the scroll option, so it's very annoying when reading texts etc. Initially I thought it could be a consequence of ...
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Mouse/touchpad move switches off touch screen

I purchased Toshiba Satellite-P55W-C laptop (2-in-1 touchscreen) and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I touch the touchpad, Ubuntu shut off the touch screen (becomes black). I disabled the touchscreen ...
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Recommendation for a bluetooth mouse that works without a transceiver with 14.04

I have a Dell E5570 that has only 3 usb ports, and can't afford to devote one to a mouse usb transceiver. Can anybody recommend a mouse on the market that will connect directly with Ubuntu 14.04's ...
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Internal mouse location is above and left of physical mouse location

For the past several weeks, I've been seeing odd behavior from my mouse on my Ubuntu VM (16.04). For instance, if I want to resize a window by dragging the bottom right corner, if I put my mouse ...
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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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Bluetooth loses connection with mouse in 14.04

recently i bought Thinkpad bluetooth mouse (OA36414) however, the mouse lose connection from my laptop (ubuntu 14.04) from time to time which troubles me a lot. I have read this enter link ...
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How to “unplug” a bluetooth mouse

OK, I've set my system to deactivate the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in... and that works perfectly when I turn my bluetooth mouse on. But, I can see no way to re-activate the touchpad other ...
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USB Mouse not working after installing Ubuntu 16.04 - Persistent Fix?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I haven't any problem in live. But after the login, mouse doesn't move and click. the only solution I found was: sudo rmmod usbhid sudo modprobe usbhid However, I ...
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Kubuntu Cursor Select problem

I have discovered a strange bug with the mouse cursor. The select point on the 'text select' cursor is inaccurate on Kubuntu 16.04. For example if I try to click on text, it will select the text above ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse and window focus issues

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 tonight and I'm having this weird issue with my mouse and window focus. I can't seem to click on any Unity Launcher icons. More over I can't click on unfocused ...
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Touchpad click again after single click in 1 second, but another user no problem

My touchpad click again after single click in 1 second, but another user in my ubuntu 16.04 is no problem. It have starting on 14.04 and still going on 16.04 because I use the same /home.
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lenovo thinkpad E560 trackpad stopped working

Last week my trackpad was working and this week just decided not to. Tried a update with no success. Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Cannot use mouse scroll, when mouse is hidden

This is driving me crazy... In Chrome under Ubuntu, the mouse hides after a while. And as long as it is hidden, I cannot use the scroll wheel. I have to move the mouse first, then I can scroll again. ...
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How do I change how the mouse pointer looks?

Can I install different styled mouse pointers? Like the Crystal Clear or DIM TechnoBlue mouse pointer from Windows. ex: http://theblueguy07.deviantart.com/art/DIM-v3-0-TechnoBlue-372932491 and ...
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ACER E15 START Trackpad not working?

ubuntu@ubuntu-Aspire-ES1-512:~$ xinput list Basically my track-pad isn’t working, im now using a usb mouse (annoying) so if anyone knows what’s going on id appreciate it. ive had it working ...
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Mouse does not move or disappears on initial 16.04 screen

Booted Ubuntu 16.04 from USB key, and went as far as the magenta screen where I wanted to select "Try Ubuntu" from the two menu box items. First time, mouse pointer came up but could not move it to ...
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How do I get Logitech MX Anywhere 2 to work in 16.04 (Bluetooth smart)

New question following post as I don't have enough reputation to comment Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse pairs but doesn't do anything Pairing and connecting via built-in bluetooth manager and ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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How to disable Bluetooth devices from turning off due to inactivity in 14.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I know in Windows OS you can disable Bluetooth power management, which disables the devices from turning off/going to sleep. I would like to disable that for Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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USB mouse doesn't work in my own build of Ubuntu

I made my own build of Ubuntu 16.04 x64 with this manual (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization). I found that USB mouse doesn't work with the build. There is no cursor and reaction ...
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Random Mouse Movements Using Ubuntu 15.10

Recently, my mouse cursor has been randomly moving slightly left and right. It happens at random intervals with a different move patterns. I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo ThinkServer. I use a ...
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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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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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Using Microsoft Designer Keyboard and Mouse with ubuntu 16.04 (on a dell xps 13)

I have the new developer edition of the Dell XPS 13, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Since the new LTS is released already I decided to upgrade to 16.04, which should support BLE (Bluetooth Low ...
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mouse focus problem

I've just installed ubuntuMate 16.04 and am encountering a very annoying problem. After using the pc for a while: - it becomes impossible to change focus to another window by mouse click - it is ...
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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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After recent update, single mouse = double click

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and after the last update I did my mouse has started carrying out a double click when I click the mouse button only once. As you can imagine this is extremely annoying and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Lenovo Mouse N700

I have recently updated my dual boot of Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have a Lenovo Mouse N700, which works fine when connected using Wireless USB Dongle. However, when I try to connect using ...
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Wireless mouse not working in 14.04

I have a HP X3500 Wireless mouse. Ubuntu 14.04 My problem is, that the mouse isn't responding. if I issue lsusb - Bus 002 Device 010: ID 3938:1031 Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b1c1 Chicony ...
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No more scroll wheel scrolling along the sidebar in 13.04?

Just upgraded to 13, and one thing that I have immediately noticed it lacking is scrolling via the mouse scroll wheel through icons stored in the sidebar. This was my primary way of getting up and ...
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Mouse doesn't work while audio is playing

While my computer is playing audio, my mouse does not work. The cursor stays at the spot it was before the audio started playing, but I cannot move the cursor or click. The mouse starts working ...