In 12.04, one of the settings enabled by default was "edge stop velocity", which helped keep the mouse on one screen of a multi-monitor setup unless you pushed a bit harder to get the mouse onto the other screen. This seems to be disabled by default in 14.04. How can I enable this feature?

I couldn't find the setting in the Unity Tweak Tool or the dconf editor.

2 Answers 2


You can enable it (if using Unity which should be the default) by running:

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/launcher-capture-mouse true

Then, to customize how fast/hard you need to move the mouse to jump between displays:

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/stop-velocity 20
dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/overcome-pressure 1

Note that this only works if you have the Unity launcher on all the screens and you can reset to that state by running:

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/num-launchers 0

Looks like it is different in 14.04. Done though display settings.

enter image description here

How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors?


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .