Today I had to use mousekeys feature and tried it but it was very slow and unsusable, can I incerase the speed of my cursor while using mousekeys?

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The xkbset command can adjust the mousekeys speed. I use this setting:

xkbset ma 50 20 20 30 300

which accelerates fast enough to get across the screen in reasonable time, but also starts out slow enough that I can tap a key and get a single pixel movement. Play with the numbers until you find something you like.

To install xkbset do sudo dnf install xkbset.

  • i cudnot find any package xkbset in fedora, are you sure that its name is xkbset in fedora?
    – pahnin
    Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 12:14
  • I found xkbset here math.missouri.edu/~stephen/software/xkbset and it worked! thanks! :) the same numbers works good for me
    – pahnin
    Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 12:24
  • I actually use Debian, but I assumed xkbset was universal since it's so small and without it there's no way (that I know of) to configure these options.
    – Alan Curry
    Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 12:28
  • My wireless mouse batteries just died! And this post was useful for me again :)
    – pahnin
    Commented Apr 1, 2014 at 6:31
  • xkbset is a package in Fedora. You can install it via sudo dnf install xkbdset.
    – V02460
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 7:11

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