I have ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome and my mouse pointer speed is a little too fast. I already lowered it to the minimum in settings but it's still too fast/sensitive. How can I make it even slower ?

PS: I am Linux noob so be specific in your answer.

Thank you.


I have the same issue, you can slow down the pointer speed by copy and pasting this into a terminal

xset m 3/2 5

How it works

from man xset

   mouse   The  m option controls the mouse parameters; it may be abbreviated to 'm'. Of course, it applies to most pointing devices, not just
           mice. The parameters for the pointing device are `acceleration' and `threshold'. The acceleration can be specified as  an  integer,
           or  as  a simple fraction. Threshold is just an integer. The setting is applied to all connected pointing devices. xinput(1) should
           be used if you need device-specific settings.
  • ok but it is permanet, will it remain after restart? and can you pls explain this comand – iuliancalin May 8 '16 at 6:22
  • sorry, I don't know in my experience I tend to have the operating system fail before I get a chance to restart. I apply this at the time of installation and it works for me. – the_velour_fog May 8 '16 at 6:26

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