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Questions tagged [mouse]

The pointing device (generally referred to as the mouse). When referring to laptops, please specify if it is the trackpad and not an external mouse by using the trackpad tag. Only use for hardware issues.

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Mouse Nav Forward button works, but Nav backwards seems to be mapped to Paste. How to fix? Virtual box guest.

I have bionic running as a vbox guest on a mojave macbook pro. The mouse navigation forward button (side buttons) works as expected. The navigation back button appears to be mapped to paste. I ...
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Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Keyboard and mouse freezing

Device Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Issue: Keyboard and mouse would freeze up (happened a lot during writing this question). Mouse would freeze up and not respond (touchpad), jump around the ...
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Screens turn off and keep turning back on with mouse cursor and black screen (Ubuntu 18.10)

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.10 and only have one issue with screen inactivity. After setting blank screen time (15min) my dual screens turn off for about 5 seconds and then turn back on with a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't use swap, but whet it does it freezes

My ubuntu 18.04 64bit isn't using the swap file/partition to the point when the 8gigs(of which 7.3 are usable) of ram almost fills up, and when it does, and actually writes some things in swap it ...
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What is the purpose of `--sync` with `xdotool mousemove` command?

manpage of xdotool says --sync After sending the mouse move request, wait until the mouse is actually moved. If no movement is necessary, we will not wait. This is useful for scripts that ...
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Synaptics touchpad misses taps even after reconfiguration

I've installed ubuntu 18.04 on a new laptop and I'm struggling to get the touchpad working properly. I've edited the synaptics "fingerlow" and "fingerhigh" to many configurations and checked the ...
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Problem with BT logitech KB/Mouse comuter runs slow

I have a problem with my ubuntu and the logitech wireless KB/Mouse The problem is since ubuntu 14.04, then upgraded to 16.04 and now running on 18.04. About 1hr since boot, the system runs very slow....
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Support for Roccat Leadr in Ubuntu 18.10 [on hold]

I see Roccat community development has stopped and https://launchpad.net/~berfenger/+archive/ubuntu/roccat doesn't have version for Ubuntu 18.10 Is there currently a way to get Roccat Leadr supported ...
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USB Mice not working, but USB Keyboard is

I am new to Linux based operating systems, and I decided to dual (boot/load?) Windows 10 and version 18.04 of Ubuntu. I am not booting from a USB as I do not have one available. It is being dual ...
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Touchscreen not releasing 'mousedown' event - possible to resolve?

With a Dell XPS 15 9560 laptop and Ubuntu 18 LTS (with current update of the kernel), sometimes the keyboard becomes unresponsive. The mouse moves, the UI responds to hover actions, and moving the ...
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ubuntu 18.04 mouse/thinkpad lenovo x240 not working after suspend/hybernate

lenovo thinkpad x240, ubuntu 18.04, after suspend/hybernate thinkpad/mouse not working. keyboard or external mouse are working. i'm new to Ubuntu, can anybody help me to solve this problem? log: 11:...
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Ubuntu 18 touchpad not working properly

My touchpad is not working properly on Ubuntu 18. I can left-click on buttons etc. but the cursor won't move. This is the result of my xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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16.04 Hide mouse cursor without glitches

I'd seen suggestions for "Unclutter" to hide mouse cursor when idle. How to hide the mouse cursor This definitely works, however when you do want to use mouse cursor it sometimes gets extremely ...
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Mouse appearancel Upsidedown, but fisical position mouse its correct

So i reinstalled in my tablet Ubuntu 18.04 again, but this time it was upside down, so i did a xrandr to correct the screen but not only i changed the screed orientation but also the mouse, i cant ...
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Mx Master horizontal scroll in Ubuntu 18.04 with xte

I'm trying to set my Mx Master horizontal scroll to change workspaces It works with the commands: "xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key Page_Down' 'keyup Super_L'" b:7 + Release But as the horizontal scroll ...
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Right Click Not Working

I am new to use ubuntu version 18.04.1. After installing right click is not working however i am able to use when i use external mouse, But built in mouse is not working. Please help me System ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 text selected with touch-pad immediately become deselected

When selecting more than 1 line of text (anywhere: terminal, chrome, gedit etc.) it becomes deselected immediately when finger removed from touch-pad. If I hold finger on touch-pad approx. 1 second ...
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Simulated mouseclick in external window

I'm looking for a Lubuntu alternative for Window's Sendmessage function to automate and simulate a left click in an external window. For example, generate a left-click on a calculator's button. P.S. I'...
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Lubuntu host, VirtualBox VM = random left mouse button failure?

Lubuntu 18.04 LTS, Dell Latitude 3540 laptop with VirtualBox 5.2.10 installed. Attempting to setup two different Windows VMs both resulted in seemingly random "lock up" of left mouse button clicks ...
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Mapping extra mmo mouse side buttons

I've recently purchased the Utechsmart Venus mouse: http://www.utechsmart.com/product/show/id/477/US-D16400-GM I've been unable to bind those side buttons (and the "rapid fire button near the left ...
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Weird refresh rate when dragging

New installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS . I get a weird refresh rate only when dragging windows around. Graphics seem to be working fine, as in it is installed and can play 1080p videos on YouTube. ...
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Cannot drag window in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

For some reason, when I click on the title bar of any application window in my Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS laptop, the window will NOT move. This started happening after the last update. What I have to do is ...
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Logitech unifying receiver worked briefly, now isn't detected. Help?

18.04.1 LTS. New unifying receiver purchased. Initially didn't work, then miraculously started working briefly with Sonaar (unrelated to anything I did!) - paired mouse successfully. Then it stopped, ...
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How to toggle mouse events from waking keyboard backlight?

I'd like to be able to prevent or disable mouse events from my touchpad on a dell XPS laptop from waking or resetting the keyboard backlight timeout timer. When I'm just quietly reading and scrolling ...
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Mouse cursor stops working Razer Naga

Still new to Linux for the most part (been taking a Udemy course). Anyways, having an issue with my Razer Naga. About every 10-15 seconds the mouse cursor freezes. Then somewhere between 2-5 seconds ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't suspend with Bluetooth mouse connected

The problem is very simple but I can't find a solution. When the Logitech M535 is connected to the laptop via Bluetooth, suspend button basically just suspend the laptop for 2 seconds. After that I ...
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Middle mouse button emulated even though disabled in xinput/libinput

It should be disabled, and yet I get middle mouse button clicks. When I run xinput list I get this: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Why is System Settings > Input Devices > Mouse Controls messed up in Kubuntu 18.10?

I just installed kubuntu and the GUI of the panel "System Settings > Input Devices > Mouse Controls" looks like this: Is this a known bug? I would like to use this panel to set the click settings to ...
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Mouse cursor 360 degree [duplicate]

Is there a way to set mouse work like this: If i move cursor to one side of edge of screen instead of stopping it came out from opposite side of screen. I have pretty good reason for this. I am ...
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Need help with broken mouse3 button

I'm a fresh ubuntu user and I have a problem with my mouse. Generally mouse3 button is broken and usually makes double or triple click and this is very annoying. On Widows I resolve that by install ...
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Cursor has unexpected visuals

I hope the question is proper, I will try to explain the situation but I am not sure what kind of information might be useful. 1) A copy of cursor stays at the very top bar of Ubuntu. (where settings,...
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Wired mouse not connecting on boot

I have a corsair m65 pro, I never unplug it, but when I boot into Ubuntu 18.10, from a shutdown the mouse isn't recognized until after I unplug it in, and reinsert it. Only then does the mouse work. ...
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MacBook trackpad and keyboard won't work

I have a MacBook (early 2016 model) trackpad and keyboard. I am trying to install Ubuntu on my MacBook. My keyboard works in GRUB (with arrow keys and stuff) but not when Ubuntu boots. This has ...
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18.10 Keyboard and touchpad not responding after sleep

I have a VAIO VJF153F11X with 18.10 installed. After returning from suspend, neither built-in keyboard nor the touchpad respond, I have to login via on-screen keyboard and then reboot for them to work ...
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Logitech wireless mouse M705 not working with Ubuntu 18.04.1

I upgraded recently to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. The mouse worked for a few days, and stopped. I have changed USB ports, batteries on the mouse, but it just doesn't work. Wired mouse works fine. The ...
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Decreasing mouse sensitivity not working

I tried to decreasing the sensitivity. However whatever value I choose it is still really sensitive. (My palm slightly touching the trackpad is registered as mouse click) I tried using  $ xinput set-...
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Mouse drags/selects instead of just clicking (like if I had not released the button), only for VirtualBox program

Whenever I click anywhere in Virtualbox's main window (the window that lists your VMs), it starts dragging or selecting, like if I had not released the mouse button: In the screenshot above, I ...
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Change mouse pointer lightgm login

I have Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and I would like to change my cursor theme in the login screen, I use lightdm. I searched in the /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf file, but there is not a line where I ...
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One user has two finger scrolling the other does not

I'm trying to troubleshoot my husband's computer, running 18.04. My gnome shell on his machine has two finger scrolling that works just fine. His gnome shell "mouse and touchpad" settings are ...
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External Mouse Cursor randomly freezing on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Around 1 month ago I was forced to buy a new notebook (Asus Zenbook UX331UN) and decided to roll with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in dual-boot with Windows 10. At first everything seemed to work fine, but after ...
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Recovered cursor after freeze but now touchpad has limited function

Running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 11e. I updated my software earlier today, not sure if that might be related to my issue. My cursor froze but I still had keyboard function. Restarting the ...
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Myria MY8516RD wireless mouse not working

I bought a wireless Myria mouse but it's not working. The system finds the USB dongle and the mouse turns on but the mouse pointer doesn't move at all. I am using it on a laptop. What could be the ...
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USB problems when more than one user logged in (18.04)

Total noob here. I have an odd problem that I can't seem to find any info on anywhere. I have two user accounts on my machine, call them userA and userB. Often (but not always?) when userA is logged ...
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How to enable cursor edge dragging (Drag and Drop) in Ubuntu 18.04?

While dragging I want to enable dragging on the edge of track pad (like in drag and drop). I could not find a switch for it.
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Elantech - Touchpad not working after upgrading to 18.10 from 18.04 (ThinkPad L480)

When updating from 18.04 to 18.10 on a ThinkPad L480 the Elantech touchpad stopped working. This means it is not recognized at all. This problem occured after the first boot in 18.10 dmesg | grep -i ...
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Dell XPS 13 9360 (i7 8550u) cannot recognize my logitech m590 bluetooth mouse

Hi I'm quite new to Linux. Just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and my laptop cannot seem to recognize my bluetooth mouse (logitech m590). Fresh install, updated via terminal. The computer can detect my ...
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Touchpad sensitivity in Ubuntu 18.10

Posting this question as none of the other solutions I found worked for my HP Envy x360. Touchpad is working but the sensitivity is way too high. I find myself doing micro movements with my finger ...
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How to change Ubuntu with Wayland's 4 finger swipe gesture to a 3 finger swipe gesture?

I have been looking all day everywhere for a place to change the swipe gesture from a 4 finger to a 3 finger swipe. I am NOT looking for something with xdotool/fusuma because those simply convert a ...
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Disabling middle mouse click PERMANENTLY

I'm looking a way to disable permanently mouse middle click on my Ubuntu 18. In this post, @Yehosef kindly gives this solution to disable middle click: xinput list #to find mouse id xinput set-...
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Enabling Mouse Navigation on KDE without GUI

I'm looking for a way to enable mouse navigation on Kubuntu with KDE/Plasma 5.14.3. There used to be a setting for it to enable in the Mouse settings but my Mouse settings no longer have the option ...