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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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18.04 mouse lag / IRQ disabled

I just installed Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 (xfce4 desktop) and I experience a massive cursor lag of my USB mouse. Directly after login everything is fine mostly, but after [a random time] the mouse starts ...
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How to disable double click for the left mouse button and enable it on another button instead

I've read way too many pages on the issue over the past two or so years but nothing seems to work for me up to now. Is it possible to disable doubleclick altogether instead of changing doubleclick ...
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Touchpad doesn't work even if it seems enabled. Ubuntu 18.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my new computer (Asus-ZenBook-Pro-15-UX580GE-BO022T) and everything seems to works fine except my touchpad. After installation and first reboot the tochpad was ...
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Install Problems

I put a new hard drive in a computer that was working fine with the old drive (windows 7). I want to keep that drive in case I need to go back to it. I created a DVD ISO disc and it loads fine and ...
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18.04 System-wide natural scrolling / inverted scrolling?

This is about getting 'natural scrolling' aka 'inverted scrolling' to work with ALL applications system-wide with USB mice and trackpoints. This issue is driving me nuts since 12.04 where I fianlly ...
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Mouse right click not working on Ubuntu 18.04 at 64bit

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 64bit. My Logitech mouse m305 right click does not work. To make it working I have to sligtly move the mouse while pressing the right button. The same mouse ...
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Extra mouse buttons not working in Ubuntu 18.04 VM guest, modified .vmx trick works on 16.04 guest but not 18.04

So I'm running VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.3 on a Windows 10 x64 host. I've had an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS guest for a while, which at first didn't recognize the two side buttons of my Microsoft IntelliMouse ...
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Change mouse speed on Ubuntu 18.04

This is one of various DE issues I am struggling with since I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04. After a couple of days I started feeling some pain in my right wrist. I now realise the mouse speed was reduced ...
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Change mouse pointer on Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded days ago to Ubuntu 18.04 and am not satisfied with the red mouse pointer that appears in certain applications. It is too small and is hardly visible against certain backgrounds. Therefore I ...
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Mouser cursor dissapears when moved to the right side of the screen

When i start my system the mouse cursor works as it should but whenever i move it to the right of the screen and a little bit more it disappears and i can see that it does show that is still active i ...
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Touchpad delayed on Dell Precision 5520

I bought a Dell Precision 5520 with Ubuntu pre-installed. For the first year, everything seemed to work fine. Then after a recent package update, my touchpad started to act weird. One day it ...
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Bluetooth unable to detect Microsoft surface keyboard and mouse (18.04)

As the title reads I have issues trying to detect my Microsoft surface Bluetooth keyboard and mouse using Ubuntu 18.04. I'm able to detect them from both my iPhone and a computer running windows, but ...
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USB mouse ignored because: (EE) Too many input devices. How to fix?

The USB mouse ceases to work after a while (reboots fix it sometimes but (1) sometimes not and (2) to reboot frequently is not what I want). After checking /var/log/Xorg.0.log I see the following ...
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How to disable color indicator for Hover Click?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and the Settings -> Universal Access -> Pointing & Clicking -> Click Assist -> Hover Click feature. When the mouse cursor comes to stop, the cursor appears in orange color. ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration on ubuntu 18.04

My mouse has mouse acceleration and is too fast in ubuntu 18.04. Creating 90-mouse.conf in xorg.conf.d doesn't work. And when gnome will switch from xorg to wayland, these xorg.conf files wont work ...
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Sticky cursor in one program only (Nixnote2)

Downloaded Nixnote 2 today, because I use Evernote on other platforms and I wanted to have the ability to sync. Just now when I was using it I started experiencing a problem where, within my notes, ...
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How can i control the mouse, not synaptics

Is there a way to change the priority/nice of the mouse to make it less responsive or more responsive All i need is the script location, I know there's a way to speed it up with xset xinput I've ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: left clicks not registering the first time (using Microsoft wireless mouse)

I'm using a Microsoft wireless mouse (comes with its own BT USB Dongle) and I find I often need 2 left-click on a spot twice to get it recognized. I never had issues before when I was using Windows/...
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How do I disable Drag and Drop of highlighted Text globally?

How do I disable Drag and Drop of highlighted Text globally? I know it's the OS doing it and not the Browsers or Editors, that's why I ask here for a Solution. I'm using Kubuntu 18.04, but I didn't ...
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How can we disable mouse Pointstick in Ubuntu 18.04?

I want to disable my mouse PointStick. In Windows 10, I did that by disabling PointStick from "Dell Pointing Devices Software" provided in Windows 10 in System Tray. Can I do something like this in ...
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Free software to share mouse and keyboard between linux and windows?

I have a doubt, there is a free program to share mouse between linux and windows, I have a PC and a laptop, on the laptop I have w10 and ubuntu mate 18.04, and the pc w10, when I use the PC and laptop ...
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Directly selecting text on hyperlinks? (In Windows with Alternate+Drag cursor, no drag/drop)

In Windows, if I hold Alt and select text by clicking and dragging, it works. In Linux, it moves the window of the browser like any other window. Selecting a hyperlink and dragging it usually does ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 Lagging mouse and login issues

I recently wanted to try out Ubuntu again as I havent used it since 14.04 and have always had fun using it. I installed it on my laptop which is running an Intel CPU, nVidia graphics and 16GB of RAM. ...
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Setup wireless mouse Mouse not detected

I can not get my wireless mouse to pair. I have tried 4 different dongles. andy7_~/Downloads$ dmesg | grep -i usb [ 0.100281] ACPI: bus type USB registered [ 0.100281] usbcore: registered new ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 USB mouse does not work after boot from a powered off state (intermittent boots)

I have a newly installed version of Ubuntu 18.04 dual booted with Windows 10. Setup went great and I've had no issues using Ubuntu. However, when I turn on my computer and boot into Linux, my mouse ...
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Can't adjust trackpoint speed on Lenovo T450s with 18.04

I've been trying to adjust the speed of the trackpoint speed in 18.04 but I have had no success. I've tried changing mouse speed in Settings app but nothing changes even with the touchpad I never use. ...
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18.04 Right Clicks misfiring

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME, though I believe the problem existed before I installed GNOME, but I did so very soon after upgrading due to touchscreen issues with the default UI. Right clicking ...
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Mouse Clicks on VMWare Fusion on MacBook Pro Ubuntu 18

Running Ubuntu 18.04 on VMWare Fusion 10.1.2 on a fully up to date Macbook Pro. Ubuntu installs and runs, and mouse moves on screen; but does not respond to mouse clicks. Neither the trackpad on Mac ...
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daily crash of ubuntu 18.04

At least once a day my system comes to a halt. The mouse can not click and the keyboard cannot enter. in fact all i can do is reboot. I saw on the internet that others have experienced the same ...
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Persistent xinput settings on 16.04 with Compiz

I've tried several different methods to make a permanent change to my mouse button configuration to disable the wheel button (xinput set-button-map 10 1 0 3 from the command line - which works but ...
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Changing mouse behaviour on desktop from single to doubleclick on launcher (favorites)

I've been wanting to change the behavior of the mouse click on the favorites menu (launcher) from single click to double. . . I spend a fair amount of time in Windows and the difference in mouse ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 mouse freezing every now and then

I am having a major problem, mouse freezes every now and then for few seconds until some event occurs, soon some event occurs mouse resumes then again after some time it freezes, my mouse is logitech ...
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Problem with mouse drag-lock in some apps

Occasionally I have a problem in that the mouse (trackpad) decides to start a drag on a single click. It mostly seems to affect QT applications (VirtualBox manager, KeepassXC, libreoffice calc - can'...
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Dual booting: every time Windows boots, it increases the scrolling speed of the mouse on Ubuntu

My friend has Microsoft Wireless Desktop 850 with AES (PY9-00001) Ubuntu 18.04. The scrolling speed is too fast, but if he removes the USB dongle and plugs it in again, it fixes the problem. He's on ...
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Bluetooth mouse tracking issue

I'm on Ubuntu Mate 18.04. For the past few months I've been experiencing tracking issues with my Logitech bluetooth mouse. The mouse pointer seems to 'stutter' and sometimes even stick when moving ...
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Cannot connect to mouse via bluetooth automatically after reboot on Ubuntu 18.04

I install Ubuntu 18.04 today(dual boot with Windows 10).And try to use bluetooth mouse(ELECOM M-XGM10BB) with USB bluetooth dongle(ELECOM LBT-UAN05C2/N). At first, I connected to bluetooth mouse via ...
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Keyboard uunresponsive after resume from suspend

If I suspend my laptop to RAM and wake it back up both keyboard and mouse are stuck for a few seconds (external USB mouse works fine when connected.) after which mouse starts working. The keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 Upside down mouse cursor and inverted position

I just did a clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a tablet which was previously running Ubuntu 17.10. Back then just after the installation the screen was rotated, but I was able to get it to work (...
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How to Fix Mac Driver Mouse Button Emulation in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 Mac Drivers Mouse Emulation Not Working I edited /etc/sysctl.conf file with the following code: # Enable mouse button emulation dev.mac_hid.mouse_button_emulation = 1 # Set ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Invisible Mouse Cursor

A fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a old desktop of AMD6000 and Nvidia 8800gts worked very well when it was connected to a monitor, but as soon as I reboot it with a connection to the TV, the ...
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After a few minutes, keyboard and mouse can't click any application windows (but system toolbar works). 18.04

Dell XPS-15 9550, Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. Everything seems gravy for a few minutes after boot. Then, suddenly, I can't click (or Alt-Tab, or interact in any way with the keyboard) in any application ...
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Anyone know how to fix left click not working?

Yesterday I put Ubuntu 18.04.1 on both my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1, which was coming from another distro, and on my brother's Toshiba Satelite C655, which was coming from Windows 7. The Toshiba's mouse ...
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How to fix random mouse movements and clicking?

I have a Sony Vaio with a Windows 10 partition and an Ubuntu 16.04 partition. Both worked fine. Now, on my Ubuntu partition, I have a mouse problem that occurs frequently. Sometimes my mouse will work ...
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How do I fix: Horizontal scrolling freez4es my UI?

I have a Figureworks iGesture Pad (discontinued. was the company Apple bought for their patents to use in their touchpads). For whatever reason, on Ubuntu, a horizontal scroll event freezes Ubuntu ...
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Startup Application to increase mouse speed does not work (18.04.1)

I want to run the following line of code at startup: xinput set-prop "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 3.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 3.000000, 0.000000, 0....
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How can I Change Scroll sensitivity of MX Master 2s's scroll wheel?

I've been using Logitech MX master 2s with Ubuntu 18.04 for like a week now and this mouse comes with 2 settings for scrolling one is a click to click scroll like a normal mouse and other is a ...
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Notebook's touchpad shakes when powering up on Linux

I've tried several places but I did not find any solution. For a long time I used Windows and migrated to Ubuntu, however due to the numerous bugs I returned to Windows. Time passed and I tried to ...
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Mouse gets stuck

Just installed Ubuntu on an acer laptop. Everything was working fine. Now my mouse randomly gets stuck. I can left click and right click but I am unable to move it at all. Any help will be much ...
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Mouse button gets locked in java applications

I'm running a relatively fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on a new laptop. I have a couple of applications that I use that are written in Java -- specifically Aqua Data Studio and JetBrains Data ...
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Why does my touchpad right-button behave as left-button in Ubuntu 18.04?

Recently the touchpad right-button stopped working as such and instead started behaving a left-button. For example, when I select text and right-click, instead of the expected context menu, the text ...