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I've been searching for a good few hours on how to change the mouse speed on Ubuntu 14.04, but all the answers and tutorials I find only teach me how to adjust the acceleration and not the speed. I need to lower my mouse speed. I like a bit of acceleration, but my mouse base speed is too high which means it's hard to aim for small buttons. How do I adjust just the mouse speed, with either xset or xinput, or other tools? Command line solutions are preferable, because I suspect the GUI for mouse and touchpad settings in Ubuntu 14.04 is bugged. There isn't much available to tweak besides the double click speed and laterality (right or left-handed, see attached image).

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    Read here: askubuntu.com/questions/205676/… – Cornelius Apr 20 '14 at 19:14
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    interesting - this is probably a bug and you should report this. Your screen is missing the pointer speed option that I'm seeing in 14.04 - i.imgur.com/95ZT7Ao.png – fossfreedom Apr 20 '14 at 19:20
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    @Cornelius, I have read that before, and it only changes acceleration. – Ray Apr 21 '14 at 14:27
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    @fossfreedom, thanks for the vindication, I'll report the bug if I have time. Tweaking Linux and getting it to work as smoothly as Windows 7 is such a pain and a waste of time, I think I may switch back to Windows 7 instead. I'll play with Linux when I have more time, maybe after retirement. I really admire you hardline Linux boys. Where do you find the time? – Ray Apr 21 '14 at 14:29