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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Increasing scroll speed

I've recently switched to Ubuntu, and the one thing that has been bothering me is the scroll speed, which I can't seem to change. In windows I used to have it set around 7 lines, but it seem to be ...
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How do I set focus follows mouse?

Is there a way to set up "focus follows mouse" behavior in Unity?
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How can I assign actions to all my mouse buttons?

I have a mouse with lots of buttons, but it's not a mainstream make like Logitech. For Windows, I have a driver that lets me assign actions like close-window (Ctrl+W) or next-tab (Ctrl+Tab), but I ...
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Mouse dead zone that makes it impossible to click?

I have upgraded my ubuntu from 10.11 to 11.04. The problem is, there is a horizontal mouse dead zone, I can not click in that area. My laptop is Acer Aspire 5920G But, when my friend installing ...
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Sharkoon Drakonia Gaming Mouse doesn't work at all

I've got a new Mouse "Sharkoon Drakonia", a gaming mouse with 11 buttons and high changable resolution. The problem is, that the mouse doesn't work. Only the LEDs are visible, but wether the buttons ...
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How to disable auto power off of usb devices like usb mouse?

I don't know how , but somehow automatic power-off of usb devices got accidently enabled. Now my usb mouse goes off even if it's idle for 2-3 seconds. it's really irritating. help?!!!!! P.S. This ...
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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Reduce the Mouse Sensitivity

Is there anyway to reduce the mouse sensitivity in Ubuntu 12.04? I've used the slider on the systems settings to set it to the lowest point but it's still too fast.
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After login, mouse not working! [closed]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 x64 on my PC. A short time after I login the mouse pointer disables and I can't move it! Please help me, I am new in Linux.
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How to change mouse speed/sensitivity?

I am on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD in Ubuntu 12.10. Both in 12.04 and 12.10 I haven't been able to change the mouse speed (i.e. the "sensitivity" in the mouse/touchpad dialog). I can change the slider, ...
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USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time

After re-installing Lubuntu 12.04 system on my laptop an older problem re-emerged after a few days and installation of different programs: without apparent reason the external mouse and sometimes ...
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Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

I know that I can check if the touchpad is active with gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled and I can set it disabled / enabled with gconftool-2 --set --type ...
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Configure mouse speed (not pointer acceleration!)

Is there way to increase the mouse speed in KDE4? I don't want any pointer acceleration, it's just the mouse speed that I want to change. Edit: Unfortunately, editing the xorg.conf is not an option ...
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Synaptics Touchpad problem when disabling it and then enabling it

My girlfriend has an HP dv6000. In ubuntu 10.10 32bit i use the synaptics on it and all is good but when i disable it and enable it the problem starts. When booting the problem was that the synaptics ...
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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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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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Logitech Wireless M510 Does Not Work 12.10

I' ve just installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits on my new laptop and my Logitech M510 mouse does not work. It worked perfectly on 11.04 but it stop woth the new version, I've read here that I need to ...
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Simulate a middle-click on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Synaptics touchpad

I Am writing a Guide How to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro To get a middle Mousebutton, I tried this: I edited the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. There I edited the ...
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Decrease mouse sensitivity below the standard limit

I've got a USB mouse attached to my Ubuntu notebook. This mouse is (unfortunately) really sensitive, and so it sometimes gets hard to hit small icons with the mouse pointer. This is really a hardware ...
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How to configure extra buttons in Logitech Mouse

Can anyone tell me how to configure all the buttons on a Logitech MX 620 mouse (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/mice/2987) under Ubuntu 12.04? Specifically, I like to make one of them just the ...
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How can I increase the mouse pointer speed beyond the limits set by the Mouse preferences dialog?

In the Mouse preferences dialog I've set the acceleration to max and the sensitivity to min and the mouse pointer is not exactly sluggish, but I'd like to make it even faster. Is it possible to be ...
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How can I set different sensitivities for two mice at the same time?

I often use a USB mouse and my laptop's pointing stick at the same time. I can adjust the sensitivity in Mouse Preferences, but the sensitivities of the two mice are so different that I cannot find a ...
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Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600?

Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 with Ubuntu? Specifically, will the swipe and scroll capabilities work? If not, can I still use it as a normal two-button mouse? I do not want speculative ...
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Sentelic Touchpad Scrolling ASUS UX31 Zenbook

The capabilities of the touchpad on the new ASUS UX31 Zenbook leave much to be desired. The touchpad works like a mouse, but no vertical or horizontal scrolling. I contacted a developer who works for ...
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Can't see cursor in 13.10

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't see the cursor. Can anybody help me? I'm a total newbie in the whole Linux thing and I would like some help.
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Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1

On my white MacBook 2.1 I have to press to my finger really hard to the touchpad to even move the mouse pointer. I did not have to do that when I had OSX installed on it. Any ideas?
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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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System freeze, on exit from screensaver (Unity) [closed]

I have a midrange PC (Intel Core2-Duo 3GHz, 4GB RAM, 1.5TB storage), with latest Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) and Unity (3D). Description: PC does NOT always return control after automatic timeout to ...
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How can I change the mouse's wheel scroll rate?

I'm using Chrome, and the scroll rate is like 3 lines, and it's painfully slow. My finger gets tired really quickly on long pages. System → Preferences → Mouse lacks any scroll wheel configuration ...
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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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Logitech M515 does not work after upgrade to 12.04

After upgrading to 12.04, my Logitech M515 does not work here is some output from the terminal: lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 ...
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USB Mouse sleeping after 5 seconds when on battery [duplicate]

My usb mouse sleeps after 5 seconds of inactivity when running on battery power. It wakes uo again when i press any button on the mouse. This is really annoying. I have made lsusb, and I noticed my ...
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Mouse gestures for Unity desktop

I liked the mouse gesture of Windows 7 to minimize all open windows except the active one. Can I have that kind of gestures to use in Unity. or What are the mouse gestures available for Unity?
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How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc?

I successfully followed the answer to this question to set different sensitivities for my touchpad and my USB mouse. Only problem is, once you unplug and replug the device or shutdown, restart etc., ...
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Mouse wheel jumpy on scrolling

I have a small issue that's really annoying me and wondering if there is a possible fix for it. im using the latest distro of Ubuntu 10.10 and when scrolling up and down pages, especially in google ...
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Mouse pointer invisible after reinstalling Unity on top of Gnome in Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I usually use Cinnamon and Gnome shell and had removed Unity and related packages. I re-installed Unity, and everything works fine except that the mouse pointer is no longer ...
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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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gpointing-device-settings lost on reboot

I've been using gpointing-device-settings to enable both two-finger and edge scrolling on my trackpad, but it seems to not "remember" after reboot. The settings are still "ticked" in ...
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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 disable mouse power status in indicator-power?

Today I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10 and got mouse power status. But I didn't need it. And also Ubuntu doesn't know how long the mouse will work and shows an ugly "estimating...". How do you show ...
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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 I change the alt+middle-mouse-button resize to alt+right-mouse-button?

I love how you can resize windows by pressing alt+middle-mouse-button and drag. Though now I got a mouse which doesn't support pressing the middle mouse button.. How do I do to change the ...
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USB mouse moves but doesn't accept left clicks [closed]

I've just installed a fresh copy of 10.10 and for some reason the mouse wouldn't work correctly. I can move it, and I even have context menu on the desktop and the network and sound applets (I am ...
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Can I accelerate mouse sensetivity over the standard maximum?

I've used "Mouse Preferences" window to set mouse pointer acceleration and sensitivity sliders to their maximums, but I am still not satisfied with how fast does mouse pointer move (I've got a very ...
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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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Cyborg R.A.T 3 gaming mouse stops working after a while and/or misbehaves

I'm having some problems with a new R.A.T 3 gaming mouse that I bought today. It works flawlessly under Windows 7, but under Ubuntu 11.10 it keeps misbehaving. What happens is this: I connect the ...
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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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How to change the mouse pointer theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change mouse cursor and theme? How can I change mouse pointer theme in Ubuntu 11.10, as in previous versions of Ubuntu?
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Where is the Accessibility mouse click lock?

I've been a user of Linux on the desktop off and on again over the years. I very nearly switched my primary computer to Ubuntu prior to the release of Windows 7. There were a few, but significant ...
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Can't slow down the pointer speed enough

I have changed my mouse, bought a new set but still no use - it's too fast for a designer. And in the new version (12.04) I don't even know how to find the xorg.conf, or anything would help Is not ...