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Ubuntu 22.04 Bluetooth - reduce mouse lag - fix Delay and timeout

Since updating from 20.04 to 22.04, my mouse feels much slower. I made a slowmo video with my phone proofing there is a big delay between moving physical mouse and the cursor moving. The delay is much ...
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Change animated wait pointer for a static one - Ubuntu MATE

When I use NoMachine server to access my desktop remotely, the "wait" pointer is the same as the "none" pointer (see here) because apparently there is a bug in NoMachine with ...
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How can I always show the mouse pointer on a touchscreen laptop?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, and when I touch the screen, the mouse pointer disappears until I use the trackpad to move it outside the current window. I'd prefer to have the pointer visible at all ...
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Adjust mousepointer in Firefox Flatpak

How do I get the same mousepointer in Firefox (Flatpak) as in my Kubuntu 20.04.2 OS. The one in Firefox (Flatpak) is a little black pointer, while in Firefox (Canonical) it is the same as in my OS. (...
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Alt-tab focus immediately lost on Wayland with Secondary-Click ('sloppy') window focus if mouse over other window

I've been a fan of the Window Focus mode called "Secondary-Click" (previously "sloppy focus") - available via Gnome Tweaks under the "Windows" tab - which used to work as ...
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Mouse stutters ,jerks when on activities since upgrade to 21.10

Using wired mouse,was no problem on earlier version.
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mouse pointer changed to fingers

suddenly I get fingers and/or pointer for mouse tip. I tried the apps installed but no option to configure just for arrow. Why did the fingers begin to appear?
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Modify the visual cues - show position of mouse when control key is pressed

I have turned on the option "Show position of the mouse pointer when the control key is pressed" in Ubuntu 20.1, and it works. The visual cue, however, is very faint and more times than not, ...
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Mouse jumps to new position at right edge of screen Ubuntu 20.04

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, when the mouse cursor touches the bottom two-thirds of the right edge of the screen, it jumps up to a different position about one third of the distance from the ...
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Cannot boot into newly installed Ubuntu 20.04 from GRUB

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 alongside windows 10 inside my MS1 modern 14 B4MW (AMD Ryzen 5 4500u, integrated graphics, 8GB RAM) using a USB. When trying to install Ubuntu, I was getting some ...
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XFCE equivalent of a Windows feature: Ctrl to show Mouse Pointer

I saw this question, but its answers are solely for GNOME, and the highest voted answer gives the output No such schema “org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse” How to highlight the mouse ...
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How do I get mouse acceleration feeling the same as in Mac OS?

I only seem to have the option of choose between "flat" and "adaptive" mouse acceleration profiles. "Adaptive" feels too mild. The closest I've gotten is switching to the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - mouse pointer no longer 'sees' URL links

I'm running Firefox 83 on Ubuntu 18.04. Since the FF 83 upgrade, my mouse pointer no longer does the 'transform' into a pointing finger when it floats over a link. If I click on a link, I can briefly ...
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How to change mouse pointer in Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the mouse pointer (color, size, etc)? I believe there used to be options with compiz, but with the latest versions of Ubuntu even there I haven't seen many mouse options to ...
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Inactive mouse pointer on screen after fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (edited)

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, I have an inactive mouse pointer that shows up on the lower right hand corner of my screen upon login. My active mouse pointer works just fine. The extra ...
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Prevent mouse pointer from going between monitors when in a corner of a monitor

This is a feature that i found on windows but i can't find anything like this on Linux. I have multiple monitors and each of them had its own taskbar. Each of them has an applications menu button on ...
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Mouse pointer doesn't change shape depending on hovered elements

Summary For a few days now my mouse pointer does not change it's shape in Chrome, Firefox or PhpStorm anymore. For example when I hover a link it won't turn into a pointer. In Thunderbird it works ...
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How to change mouse highlight colour in Ubuntu Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10?

This is the screenshot of my current mouse highlighting text. See the orange underlined: The highlighted texts only turn dark grey its font colour instead of changing its background to dark grey. ...
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C programming: Detect mouse pointer movement

I am working on a project in which I need to set a flag only when mouse pointer has not moved for a period of time (e.g: 30s): if the mouse was idle for 30s, set no_movement (no_movement=true;). So ...
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What could cause a second no funtional mouse pointer to appear on my gnome desktop?

I just started to see this problem this morning. My mouse works just fine but I'm seeing a second stationary pointer on the desktop and it's very annoying. I've tried rebooting but it just reappears. ...
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How to disabling built in system in mouse, and how to disable the RGB light... im using y-fruitful mouse... (im new in linux sorry)

i have a problem with my new mouse called "Y-FRUITFUL" https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=usb:10c4-8105 my problem : this mouse have an built in system. when i hold down right click, i ...
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I cannot set the right mouse wheel scroll

I have Ubuntu 20.10. I have problems with my mouse wheel because the scrolling has the reversed direction. There is this question, which I read. However this is not a dup because after having done all ...
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How do I customize the circle shown in the "locate pointer" feature (in Gnome)?

So when I am on multiple monitors and each monitor has a bunch of stuff on it, it can be difficult to notice the little propagating circles when I use the locate pointer feature (left ctrl). Is there ...
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When I move mouse, mouse cursor disappears and reappears. How to fix it?

I have created an Ubuntu VM with VMware on my Windows 10 laptop. When I move the mouse cursor in Ubuntu, it starts flickering and disappearing and reappearing. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.
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disappearing mouse pointer with fractional scaling, multi-monitor setup (vertical), Intel Driver

Running Ubuntu 20.10 GNOME (no special extensions), Intel driver and "TearFree" option set on two monitors with one being "Portrait Right" and fractional scaling on at 125%. Mouse ...
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Touchpad isn't working on Ubuntu 20.04

I've recently bought a new laptop (Dell Venue 11 Pro), which can also be turned into a tablet with a removable keyboard and touchpad. However, the touchpad isn't working and also the cursor is not ...
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The hand/pointer mouse cursor changed after a snap refresh. How do I change it back?

I just did sudo snap refresh, and now the pointer/hand mouse cursor changed. It used to look like a normal mouse pointer, like this, but now when I hover over a clickable link or button, the mouse ...
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Pointer is showing on the wrong screen

Tl;dr I have a 3 monitor setup and when I move the pointer to the right side of the screen on my left monitor it actually shows in the middle of the screen on the middle monitor. Setup: DVI-I-2-2: ...
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The mouse and "being invisible" when I type

This is an old and ongoing thing with most computers: the mouse pointer. You need to enter text in a field and you click in the field. As you are typing the mouse is obstructing your view of what ...
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Changing Mouse Speed - No "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" Property

I am attempting to change the mouse speed for a Logitech M335 mouse on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and cannot find the "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" property described in Step 3 of this ...
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Can we change the default mouse cursor highlight color

If we enable mouse highlight ❯ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse locate-pointer true on pressing and releasing Ctrl key the mouse cursor gets highlighted. Can we change the ...
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Focus jumps to mouse pointer while alt-tabbing

Alt+tab generally switches between windows, and I've found out that it works fine as long as the mouse pointer isn't in the middle of the screen. If it is, alt+tab switches to the last used window, ...
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How can I use a wacom intuos graphics tablet and mouse simultaneously?

I've recently purchased a Wacom Intuos CTL-4100 graphics tablet. I habitually use a mouse left-handed and write with my right hand. I would like to use the mouse with my left and the tablet with my ...
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Mouse freezes during installation of Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I am installing Linux Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop on a clean no OS computer. Came up with either TRY UBUNTU or INSTALL UBUNTU screen. The mouse cursor will not move. The computer is USB ONLY for mouse and ...
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Increase mouse speed over the limit? (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

I just deactivated mouse acceleration (through gnome-tweaks) but now the mouse is a little bit slow for my liking. I went into settings (GUI version) and maximized the speed, but I would like it even ...
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mouse pointer on desktop is tailed by square shaped marks in 20.04 lts

I upgraded to 20.04 form 19.10 and on the desktop screen the pointer is tailed by square shaped illustrations the illustrations goes after very quickly .The problem is only encountred on the desktop ...
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Does an extension or option exist to replicate the "shake mouse to find pointer" in Gnome 3? [duplicate]

Every now and then I fail to track my mouse pointer on a large screen resp. multi monitor setup. MacOS has this nice feature to grow the mouse pointer when shaking the mouse for a bit. Is there any ...
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How can I use gpm from the console in the Ubuntu 20.04 installer?

I am about to do a custom installation of Ubuntu Desktop which requires some command line work. To save myself time, I created a text file of the commands I wanted to use un hope of copy-pasting them ...
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Mouse Pointer Jumps About in Ubuntu 20.04 (dual-boot with Windows 10)

Now that I have loaded Ubuntu 20.04 to dual-boot on a Packard Bell with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, I am unable to stop the mouse pointer from jumping around and leaving a trail of flickering pointers ...
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Use xbindkeys & xdotool to bind mouse buttons

I am very new on Ubuntu desktop and just like it so much. Now i get a problem. My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I am a designer. I use a lot of middle click when i do 3d drawings. (A lot of my mouse's ...
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How to reduce mouse pointer shaking? [closed]

The mouse pointer recently starts shaking. Seems there is a hardware problem. Is there any software to remove the pointer shake?
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VLC seems to ignore the "cursor size" setting in Universal Access

Ubuntu 20.04LTS, VLC 3.0.10. I have set "Large" for the mouse cursor size, and I have not experience this problem with other applications but only on VLC, the cursor becomes really small. It seems to ...
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Mouse pointer moving by itself

My mouse pointer moves by itself automatically at either 10 - 15 minutes intervals or less. Im on the Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, Laptop = Toshiba Portege Z30-A. Is there a way I can stop this from happening? ...
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Workarounds for mouse pointer visibility in screen sharing sessions?

Edit: The problem in Teams has been solved by Microsoft since the question was asked: Teams screen sharing sessions now capture the mouse pointer also on Linux computers. This makes this question ...
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Mouse pointer is not captured in 'share screen' mode (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS)

When using 'share screen' mode in Google Hangouts Meet, the mouse pointer is not captured. Reports on a similar issue with Skype can be also found in various forums.
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Mouse pointer stuck for a bit when moving the pointer down on a second monitor

I use my laptop with a second monitor often, and I see a strange behavior of the mouse pointer when I do. First, let me explain my display set up. I have the displays set up with 2nd (external) ...
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Mouse cursor does not show up on screen

the mouse works but there is no pointer on the screen how do I fix it?
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Mouse speed - reduce when moving slowly

When I'm moving the mouse to grab a corner of a window to resize it I often overshoot several times as it's hard to move exactly those last few pixels. Is there a way with Ubuntu to reduce the cursor ...
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Screenshot does not include cursor 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm using default gnome-screenshot and I enabled include pointer in dconf Editor /org/gnome/gnome-screenshot/delay and cursor nowhere to be seen. I used the terminal to set it and still nothing ...
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Ubuntu touchpad issue - mouse pointer moving around

I looked at Ubuntu touchpad issues - mouse pointer jumps around, but my issue is a little different. The mouse pointer doesn't jump to a specific spot. Instead, when I am trying to use the mousepad ...
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