The pointing device (generally referred to as the mouse), and closely related devices, as well as issues with software concerning the mouse. When referring to laptops, please specify if it is the trackpad and not an external mouse by using the trackpad tag.

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How do I set focus follows mouse?

Is there a way to set up "focus follows mouse" behavior in Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04, and 12.10 Unity?
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How can I configure a Logitech M705 to use stepless scrolling?

I'm using a Logitech K750(keyboard) and M705(mouse) using the same (one!) unifying USB connector. I paired them with my mac, but use them on my desktop with Ubuntu 12.10. Works nice. Just a few ...
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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories?

I would like to add it to the default menu (mouse right-click) Like I want to right click on a folder and open it in the terminal. I don't want to have to find the directory in the terminal.
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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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Firefox Middle Mouse Button Scroll

How can I get the middle mouse button to behave correctly in Ubuntu? Clicking the middle button does not show the arrow which allows me to scroll the page by moving the mouse. Information: Firefox ...
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Chrome/Chromium middle mouse button for scroll Linux, Mac

Clicking the middle button does't allow me scroll the page. Is there any way to fix this behavior? Information: Ubuntu 10.10 Chromium 9.0.597.94 Logitech MX518 Update: also Chrome, and the other ...
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How to enable mouse wheel in virtualbox?

I've installed on my host ubuntu 10.04 in virtualbox guest operating system ubuntu 12.04. And mouse wheel doesn't scroll vertically the contents of a window. In host works normally. VirtualBox mouse ...
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Increase mouse wheel scroll speed

As the title says, I want to increase the number of rows that are passed when I use the mouse wheel for scrolling. I know that there exists ways to do that for Firefox and Chromium, although I want ...
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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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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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Enabling Multi-touch features of the Apple Magic Mouse on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple Magic Trackpad aftrer upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit) - Multitouch not working! I want to write a simple app that uses Apple's Magic Trackpad, ...
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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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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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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 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 wheel scrolling too fast

I have done a clean Natty install having bought a new SSD and find that in applications (ahem) such as Minecraft, and in the default web browser Firefox, the mouse scrolls too far . So for example in ...
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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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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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How to get cursor click effect?

I've seen videos like this one in which a effect appears when the user made a click. What I want it's just the effect only, I don't care the colour of the cursor. How can I make this effect when I do ...
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How can I use my phone or tablet as mousepad?

I just set up my Ubuntu desktop to use our living room TV as a monitor, and I would like to be able to use either my iPhone or Nexus 7 tablet as a mousepad/keyboard for controlling it from the couch. ...
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Middle mouse click emulation on trackpad, how can I set it?

I've just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm using Unity. Since the update I can no longer use 'Middle Clicks' with the Track-pad. Tab-browsing in Firefox has become a pain :( I used to swap the 'three ...
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Did 12.04 just add multi-touch gesture support mid-release?

I was reviewing the updates I was about to download today and I noticed that a lot of them had to do with gesture support, noticed that many of these were new installs rather than upgrades. Has ...
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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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Can Mouse Wheel Scrolling be enabled in Byobu

I've seen elsewhere that scrolling via the mouse wheel (and other mousy events) can be enabled for tmux.. can this feature also be enabled in byobu (over tmux) and how?
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Disable “middle click to lower window” behaviour on gnome

I am using the Chromium web browser, and standard gnome (i.e. not unity). Chromium (like lots of things) has many tabs, and allows you to middle click on a tab to close the tab. But if I middle click ...
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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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Double-click instead of single-click in Ubuntu 12.04

When I do a single click, my computer (with Ubuntu 12.04) acts like it was double click. I think it happens in ~50% of cases. It happens with all the program I use: browsers, file manager, terminal ...
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Mouse pointer invisible after installing Unity with Gnome 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 can I adjust the mouse scroll speed?

This question has been asked many times with no answer. I've used my basic Google skills and haven't come across a fix. This is system wide. My mouse simply scrolls too fast. I'm new to ubuntu and ...
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Make long click act like a right click?

Just got my netbook edition of Ubuntu working with my tablets touch screen about 3 seconds ago... but straight away, I've noticed something - is it possible to make the right click menu show up when I ...
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Quickly minimize/hide all windows, preferably with mouse - 11.10 specifc

How can I minimize/hide all my windows quickly, same as moving mouse to lower right in Windows XP? I don't want a command-line option. Ideally, I want to move the mouse to trigger it, or perhaps ...
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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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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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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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How do I set GNOME to “focus follows mouse”?

I have two monitors that I use for development. I would like to use sloppy focus for switching between windows. sloppy focus -- whatever you mouse is hovering over is in focus. I know it's available ...
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mouse sometimes doubleclicks when i click once

I have a problem which is becoming a nightmare, to the extent that I am thinking that it might be easier to just scrap Ubuntu completely and try something else. I have an HP PC running Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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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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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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Mouse running amok

While using my mouse, it will all of a sudden take off and might run to calendar or/and trash. It opened calendar, then went down and opened trash up several times. It started out just doing it once ...
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How do I make modprobe changes permanent?

I have been having several issues with my touchpad since upgrading to 12.04LTS. I believe it is an issue with the Elantech driver. I have found that the following commands fix my problem, however, ...
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How can I disable Elantech Touchpad while typing on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have an Asus laptop (non zenbook) which I purchased last week. It has an Elantech Touchpad on it. Here's what's working: Edge scrolling or Two Finger Scrolling. Three finger and Two finger. Left ...
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How do I remap the search button on my Logitech MX400?

I have a logitech MX400 wireless. It has a search button I would like to use for pasting (instead of the extremely sensitive but hard to press scroll wheel). I already remapped other buttons with ...
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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 do I disable pasting when clicking the middle mouse button/wheel? [duplicate]

I use the mouse wheel a lot to scroll up and down in my documents and files. Having moved from Windows, I didn't realise that the middle mouse button/wheel, when clicked, pastes highlighted text where ...
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How to use mouse scroll to hide windows?

I used to set the mouse scroll to hide the windows when scrolling on the title bar: alas, I can't remember how I did that... Can you please tell me how to achieve it?
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How to move windows between workspaces using the mouse?

From a SO question I found out that Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Arrow can move windows to another workspace. Is there a way of doing that with the mouse?
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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 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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Opera-like tab-switching in chrome or firefox

Is there a way of switching tabs in Chrome or Firefox by scrolling the mouse-wheel while keeping the right mouse-button pressed? In Chrome or Firefox (with tab-wheel-scroll extension) you can switch ...
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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 ...