Ubuntu 16.04 had options to

  1. control pointer speed
  2. disable/enable acceleration

but Ubuntu 18.04 does not have any of these options which makes it too irritating to use.
It would be so great if the mouse/touchpad (in the case of laptops) experience were similar to that of Windows.

Can I achieve similar behaviour in Ubuntu 18.04?


Settings -> Devices -> Mouse & Touchpad has "Mouse Speed".

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Also, gnome-tweaks has a Mouse "Acceleration Profile" amongst other things.

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  • read the post again, i'm asking to disable acceleration not reducing speed of cursor. – Pankaj Saini Sep 5 '18 at 19:44
  • @PankajSaini 1. control pointer speed (screenshot 1 - "Mouse Speed" slider input) 2. disable/enable pointer acceleration (screenshot 2 - "Acceleration Profile" - Dropdown box - select "Flat") – tu-Reinstate Monica-dor duh Sep 6 '18 at 0:22

Try this:

xset m 0 0

then reboot.

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