I would like to increase my mouse sensitivity. Going to system settings->mouse and adjusting the sensitivity doesn't seem to affect anything. In the previous version I modified it in the advanced system settings by manually inputting the threshold and acceleration but I can no longer find that menu.

Ideally I want to have a constant acceleration with high sensitivity, is this possible in Ubuntu? I have searched for hours and was unable to find any relevant answers. Almost everything I have come across mentions the xorg.conf which no longer exists.

Help would be much appreciated, thanks!


Try Pointing Devices

sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings

It contains a nice GUI for changing touchpad settings like sensitivity, min/max speeds and palm detection.

  • That didn't seem to make a difference for me.
    – Catskul
    Apr 10 '12 at 13:47
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    In 16.04: "E: Package 'gpointing-device-settings' has no installation candidate" May 13 '16 at 3:11

I was having the same problem until I found this nifty program called configure-trackpoint. Download the file from sourceforge. Open a terminal and type in:

sudo apt-get install sysfsutils

Then go back to the file you downloaded and install it. After installing it, go to your terminal and type in:

sudo configure-trackpoint

a GUI should open up and you can use it to adjust your trackpoint settings.

Hope this helps!

  • Doesnt work for me. The program also seems very outdated.
    – mace
    Sep 22 '15 at 7:16

Copy and paste this into Terminal, then hit Enter:

xset m 50 1

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