Questions tagged [mouse]

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Is there a similar functionality like Hover to select [activate] Tabs or Windows like in Windows?

In Windows, There is a setting for when we hover over windows to activate them. Which saves a lot of clicks we use mouse. I just want to know if there is a linux version of the same. The mouse options ...
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Middle Click Scrolling on Wayland & Gnome

I've noticed that there is a big feature missing on Wayland/Gnome/Linux in general regarding mouse input. In almost all applications that incorporate a WebView (Discord, Spotify, all Browsers) and ...
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My cursor movement is laggy and stutters

My cursor movement is very laggy and stutters a lot. OS: Fedora Linux 35 (KDE Plasma) x86_64 Kernel: 5.14.10-300.fc35.x86_64 Resolution: 1366x768 DE: Plasma 5.24.4 CPU: Intel i5-7300HQ (4) @ 3....
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How to use two mice at the same time (single pointer)

I'm on Xorg (using libinput). I'm trying two use two "mouse" devices, one for scrolling and the other for moving the cursor. But when the pointer is moving, some aplications (but not ...
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Smooth movement for one mouse but not the other

I'm using Bloody P91s Gaming Mouse my device and it isn't smooth on my Debian OS. It's displaying difference in acceleration on various axis. For example, if I move my mouse left-right over x-axis, ...
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Run a script when mouse is idle

I want to run a command like xdotool 9999 0 after the mouse has been idle for some time. The goal is to get the mouse out of the way - I like to use my keyboard only, and the mouse often causes ...
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Get battery charging level of Razer mouse and keyboard

I'm looking for a way to get the battery charging level of my wireless "Razer Pro Type" keyboard and "Pro Click" mouse, both connected with a 2.4GHz USB dongle. There is an answer ...
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Troubleshooting touchscreen

I am trying to use a touchscreen monitor (Dell e2014t). Dmesg shows it finding it [ 8.624433] usb 1-1.1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0408, idProduct=3025, bcdDevice= 0.39 [ 8.624441] usb 1-...
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How may I persistently change mouse sensitivity with x11 and changing docks/mice?

Using an x11-based window system, is there a way to change my mouse sensitivity that will persist through changes of mice (via changing the dock location/peripherals)?
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Mouse sending spurious x11 event (scroll right button)

I have an annoying problem where my mouse seems to somewhat randomly emit a 'Scroll right' event (button press 7). I am running Debian Buster on my main desktop at the moment. I have not made any ...
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How to prevent QEMU automatically releasing mouse grab?

On Windows 11, running QEMU x64 (qemu-w64-setup-20211215). MacOS 9.x as quest. How can I prevent QEMU from releasing the mouse (and thus REQUIRING the use of ctrl-alt-g to release it?) The problem is ...
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increase Xorg mouse framerate

I am happy with my mouse speed, acceleration etc, but I would like to increase the frame rate of mouse pointer, in other words the time between redraws. I noticed that if I just move the mouse around ...
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Mouse and keyboard not getting captured by Xephyr

So, I started a Xephyr window: Xephyr -br -ac -noreset -screen 1280x720 :1 and then started xfce4 inside of that Xephyr X server: Export DISPLAY=:1 startxfce4 This all works fine, but now I want to ...
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How to disable the middle mouse behavior that lowers the current window when middle mouse clicking the title bar?

What is the official name of this feature, and how do I disable / tweak it ? Middle mouse clicking in Chrome on the + New Tab button is a feature I use all the time, but this Cinnamon feature is ...
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How do I change my primary mouse pointer on a system using Gnome?

I like sight-gags (and other custom icons) on my virtual-desktops. I like my disk volumes to look like vintage removable packs for an old IBM "Merlin" drive. I like the bird on my ...
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GNOME's touchpad and mouse settings completely changed after installing XFCE4 on Ubuntu 20.04

On my Ubuntu 20.04 installation, in addition to GNOME, I installed XFCE as an additional DE. After doing this (and not changing any settings) I noticed that my touchpad began behaving differently ...
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Why window doesn't scroll at the first time I scroll my mouse wheel on it after losing focus?

When a window loses focus (becomes inactive), I have to scroll my mouse wheel twice to start scrolling in that window. Here are example steps to reproduce this behavior: Open a window that has scroll ...
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/var/lib/bluetooth changes do not persist in Fedora

I am experiencing the same problem outlined in this question, a laggy Bluetooth mouse (Logitech MX Anywhere 2S). It seems a common solution is to edit /var/lib/bluetooth/<device id>/<...
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Unable to use my mouse with automation applications like xdotool

So, I just installed Ubuntu as a dual boot system with windows 10 on my PC. I installed xdotool on it and proceeded to use it. I tried "xdotool mousemove 0 0" but nothing happened. My mouse ...
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How can I obtain focused blinking I-beam cursor coordinate on the screen reliably?

Is it to possible retrieve x,y coordinates of I-beam cursor reliably? For example while editing text or entering some commands into the shell, mouse position and I-beam cursor can be at different ...
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Can't control mouse with Wii remote. CWiiD

I want to control my mouse on my raspberry pi with a wii remote. I followed this tutorial here but I just can't control the mouse (No IR movement and buttons don't do anything). Connecting works, ...
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Xinput/libinput button remapping with Trackball scrolling

So I'm using my trackball and I have configured it with trackball scrolling. What I now want to do is to remap the original scroll wheel to be used for some different function. The Problem is that ...
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Where can i configure the following focus policy:

While i have either: One of my monitors with an app in fullscreen, or A menu open, i prefer: No timeout of the menu (or fullscreen) No tethering of the mouse No closing of the menu (or fullscreen) ...
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Cannot scroll while moving mouse in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest

Applications in Ubuntu, such as Chromium or the GNOME Terminal, are not responsive to mouse wheel scroll events when moving the mouse cursor at the same time. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS as guest ...
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xterm loss of focus signals vim to exit input mode?

I've been using xterm on a KDE desktop for many years, on one Debian/Ubuntu/Arbian release after another. I use the focus-follows-mouse desktop setting, and ":set mouse=a" in .vimrc. ...
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What's all about the process of invoking a file with a mouse click in ubuntu (generally in Linux)?

First of all, I apologize for the beginner's question. I still can't think of what's going on in the system (Ubuntu 21.10) after, for example, I click on the "Files" icon and then on a file. ...
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xrandr - Doesn't Properly Move Monitors

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux running on my desktop machine which has 3 monitors. I have installed X with xf86-video-nouveau (since I have an Nvidia RTX card) and have chosen bspwm to be my ...
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Is there a way to configure two external mice simultaneously--one left handed and one right?

Due to an injury, I am using a left hand mouse and the buttons are reversed. My right hand mouse (a trackball) I still use for more precise work with my injured hand, but the buttons are reversed on ...
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USB Mouse is not working on boot but on replugging it is

I'm on Debian unstable since years, upgrading packages almost daily. Since a few weeks I have a problem with my generic HP USB mouse that I use since years. On boot it is not working, when I unplug ...
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Mouse occasionally get stuck in linux

Mouse occasionally get stuck in linux. this is not only with a particular software.i tried different wireless mouses (dell and lenovo) with dongles. it does not show this behaviour in mac and windows. ...
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Cannot find/detect PS/2 mouse in old Debian. How to enable?

I'm trying to configure XFree86 3.1.2 on my Debian 1.1 (buzz) distribution, but after configuring XFree86, I receive the error: Fatal server error: Cannot open mouse (No such device) when trying to ...
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Messed up my mouse config

I modified something in some config in May, then went to summer activities now I am back to my PC and I just found my mouse wheel behaves strangely. When I rotate it upwards everything is fine, it ...
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Linux: Mouse cursor continuous rightward movement, even with mouse disconnected

Mouse cursor randomly starts slowly and continuously moving rightwards, even after disconnecting my mouse it still continues rightwards. I switched user, then switched back to my original user and its ...
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Unable to change mouse sensitivity

System: Debian 11 Bullseye DE: XFCE or KDE There is only an acceleration slider in the mouse settings (acceleration only). And no acceleration profile or mode flags in xinput. Acceleration flags i ...
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How to get 2 mouse pointers for Linux 10 (buster) that can be kept after reboot

I split my monitor in two so that two people can use it simultaneously. In addition to that I wanted to have an independent mouse cursor for each window. I tried the xinput method but it only worked ...
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Mouse/Keyboard/Monitor/Touchscreen stopped working Ubuntu 20.04LTS

My touchscreen monitor (GeChic 1306H) that connects vis hdmi and usb (for touchscreen), my Mouse and Keyboard (usb and/or Bluetooth connected), stopped responding yesterday. Maybe there was an auto ...
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Touchpad and mouse problems on zorin os 16

I had problems that orginated over in windows ten, where an update was installed without my permission and after it was done, my dell touchpad would not funtion correctly (could click one some things ...
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Side mouse buttons doesn't work

I switched to Pop! OS, but side mouse buttons doesn't work. On windows they were button 4 & 5, but here I used xev and it turns out button 4 & 5 were assigned to the scroll wheel. When I ...
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Is it possible to combine two pointer xinput devices into a single device?

I'm using VirtualBox and it comes with a "Mouse Integration" feature, which creates a 2nd pointer input called VirtualBox mouse integration aside from the existing pointer input. $ xinput ⎡ ...
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How to get a keycode from my mouse's side button?

In my .bashrc, I would like to add this line : xmodmap -e "keycode 135 = Return" where the keycode number is the one from my mouse's side button. To find a keycode from the keyboard, I use ...
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Mouse keeps clicking automatically - 10 clicks per second

I'm having an issue with X11 on Debian: the mouse will sometimes start randomly clicking like 10 times per second for about 2 - 3 minutes. It starts when there's some kind of video content started on ...
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How to disable touchpad acceleration in Gnome (Wayland)

I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse acceleration on Ubuntu 21.04, with Gnome 3 using Wayland. The settings have no option for it, Gnome Tweaks has nothing and I was unable to find a setting using ...
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Scroll wheel doesn't work for wireless mouse after system wakes up

I have a new Lenovo ThinkPad E15 that came with Windows 10 installed. I added Ubuntu 20.04 as an option (dual-boot). Whenever the laptop sleeps (goes into a "suspend" or "hibernate"...
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KVM Switch lags when re-connecting to Linux

I have this IOGear GCS22U 2 Port KVM Switch which I use to switch between my Manjaro machine (Linux manjaro 5.10.56-1-vfio-lts) and my Windows 10 machine. I am using a Corsair K95 RGB Keyboard and a ...
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Generic ALPS mouse added cause touchpad issue

I am using Mint 20.2 and in the last weeks I started to have touchpad issue: it stop to work properly (right and left click) randomly. After deeper investigation I found this: if I run xinpunt command ...
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Cursor flickering between two displays

I am running the latest version of Linux Mint XFCE on a ThinkPad Carbon X1. I have two external displays connected to the ThinkPad through a Lenovo USB-C Docking Station. The horizontal ordering is ...
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Is there a more efficient way to get X11-style mouse-based, cross-application copy-and-paste for command-line use than "xinit xterm" or the like?

In some contexts, I want the ability to run screen and to copy and paste text between different windows (in the screen sense of that term, not the X11 window manager sense) using click-and-drag to ...
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Ubuntu -- Wireless mouse now showing in 'xinput list' but it's present in 'lsusb' and working correctly

I want to enable scrolling with my mouse click and I was following this link but I failed at start because when I'm running xinput list in terminal it's not showing my mouse there. However it is ...
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Horizontal/Sideway Scrolling with Logitech Gaming Mouse G900 with Pop!_OS 21.04

In the past I had some problems with slow scrolling, which I could fix with imwheel (see link below), however, I am facing the last issue which bothers me a lot: I cannot use the scroll wheel for ...
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Strange uncontrollable scrolling

I woke up this morning to this strangeness. It was not doing this when I left my computer yesterday. I first noticed it when my tmux key bindings did not work. My prefix is Ctrl+Space. Then I noticed ...
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