Questions tagged [mouse]

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Disable button on mouse (Logitech M720 Triathlon)

There's a button on my mouse that I'm unable to disable. It's right next to my thumb and I keep clicking it by accident. It triggers some kind of alt+tab function and it's very annoying! Here is my ...
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Why does the mouse cursor jump when at right edge of screen, causing strange application behavior (e.g. eclipse)?

When I move my mouse to the right edge of the screen, regardless of the vertical position when entering the right edge, it jumps to a point about 25% down from the top at the right edge of the screen. ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling is sticky in QEMU/KVM guest

I am running an Antix guest in QEMU/KVM. When I use the mouse wheel to scroll inside the guest, and I change the scrolling direction (e.g. from down to up), the next two ticks of the wheel are ignored....
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Desktop stops responding to mouse input - Fedora 34

I'm having a somewhat frequent and incredibly annoying problem with Fedora workstation. Every so often the desktop completely stops responding to any inputs from a mouse button (the cursor is still ...
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Is there a Linux input event code that represents a “click”?

I'm configuring my Logitech MX Anywhere with logiops and I remember that I used to map one of the buttons to Ctrl+Click when I used my mouse in Windows, so I could quickly open a link in a new tab in ...
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Scroll Speed POP!_OS

I'm using POP!_OS 20.04 and trying to adjust the slow scroll speed of my mouse with IMWHEEL. I created a .imwheelrc file and saved it to my home folder, placing the following inside for my Brave ...
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Z component of mouse input/output with xinput coordinte transformation matrix

I'm trying to understand the coordinate transformation matrix that can be used with xinput. I read this article, which makes sense, but I didn't really understand what the last row of the matrix -- or ...
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How to disable the dpi button of my mouse?

I have a wireless usb mouse (ItWorks WM791) with a dpi button that allows me to switch between three mouse speeds. This button is defective (well... I broke it) and my mouse randomly changes its speed ...
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Switching to another vertically split window with a mouse click won't work in vim inside a tmux session depending on where you click

I'm using vim with two windows vertically split inside a tmux session. When I try to move to the right window by clicking inside the window, tmux will respond as if the column size is smaller than the ...
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Debian 10 KDE - Bluetooth mouse keeps disconnecting

I was happy to have my Bluetooth mouse connected after several hours of searching the right commands, but now it just disconnects. Sometimes after mimutes, sometimes after an hour and keeps ...
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Lock the cursor position when scrolling with the trackball

I've a kensington trackball and the scroll is funny ( you twist the ball ). There is no dedicated wheel to scroll. But this scroll is not perfect and the cursor position moves when I twist the ball. ...
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How do I retrieve the user's primary mouse button?

In a Linux distribution's system settings it is usually possible to set one's primary mouse button. How do I retrieve this setting? Is it possible through X11 functions? However, it would not be ...
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How to disable only part of a composite USB device? (eg: media remote)

I have a media remote for controlling videos, unfortunately its integrated "Air mouse" is less helpful and more annoying. Even the "lock air mouse off" toggle button seems to keep ...
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How to enable middle-button selection on trackpad?

I'm able to select text with the left button and with the right button (if wm and application allows it (i.e emacs)). But the middle button is acting like a scroll wheel. How can I change the behavior ...
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Hitbox when selecting text with the mouse

Starting with Ubuntu 20 (I think) I noticed on the desktop when I select text with the mouse (in any app) the character the mouse points to is only included into the selection when the mouse points to ...
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Retain selection highlight after copying text to clipboard in tmux

I'm using macOS and tmux 3.1c. When copying a text via mouse selection, the highlight will be auto-cleared after copying the text to clipboard, this will make it difficult to keep track the last line ...
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Configure X11 pointerkeys

Xorg has an option keypad:pointerkeys that allows keypad to be used to control pointer. I have a TKL keyboard (without numpad). Can I configure the keys that are used to control the pointer?
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When resizing a window in Ubuntu, the spot is too small for my mouse to find

When I want to resize a window in Ubuntu, I put my mouse cursor near the edge of the window and I have to slow down and hunt for the exact right pixel when the mouse cursor turns into the that left-...
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Keyboard and mouse stay on after shutdown

I'm having an annoying issue with my PC, the keyboard and mouse stay on after shutdown and this is odd because does not happen when I use Windows or put the computer to hibernate. It's completely ...
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How to change size of hardware mouse cursor in OpenGL/Vulkan applications?

I saw on Windows there is YoloMouse which allows users to replace a cursor in games and other (DirectX?) application with own cursor, allowing to customize color and more importantly size (a lot of ...
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xev does not respond to numeric keypad keys

xev gives no response for my "/", "*", and "-" keys!! but outputs those responses below for "0", "+", and "." on my numpad keys, ButtonPress ...
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Keyboard & Mouse suddenly stopped working on login screen & desktop but not boot, yet USB peripheral devices still work

bit of an issue here with some interesting details. Running Debian 9 on an older laptop with some wear and tear, but bear with me! The computer crashed suddenly and I had to reboot, and when I did, ...
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USB problems in dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 7

After I installed Mint from a live USB, I immediately ran into USB problems. First problem was that when I switched from linux to windows, my mouse and keyboard would get disabled and I would have to ...
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How to update bluetooth configuration on boot?

Recently I purchased logitech bluetooth mouse. It's lagging on ubuntu 20.04 and I found solution here. Unfortunately this solution suggests run it manually. I tried systemd and crontab to ...
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Where can you find Mint 19.3 32 Bit mouse pointers?

Running Mint 19.3 32 Bit. I would like more mouse pointers.
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Problem with mouse cursor in Ubuntu 20.04

My mouse pointer is changing to a semi-transparent box when it is in the dock. It is very annoying for me. Also the app icons has changed and there are no minimise and maximise buttons only the close ...
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Seeking alternative to KeyNav(drive mouse with keyboard, for X)

as described in the title, I am seeking user-friendly alternatives to KeyNav. I am a fan of CLI&TUI applications and stay on the terminal emulator most of the time, where I can use the keyboard to ...
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Solaar doesn't detect my bluetooth mouse and keyboard on Pop! OS (Works on Fedora)

On Pop! OS, Solaar does not detect my bluetooth keyboard and mouse (K380, MX Anywhere 2). Running solaar probe yields Exception: Logitech receiver not found. If I connect the mouse with the Unifying ...
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Bluetooth mouse strange behavior

Trying to connect mouse and keyboard pair that connects via same Bluetooth USB dongle to PC to my Raspberry Pi. Keyboard works fine while mouse does some strange lag. I was expecting to find dongle ...
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Xorg Pointer Acceleration: AccelerationThreshold vs VelocityScale

Here is description for each one: AccelerationThreshold Set the threshold, which is roughly the velocity (usually device units per 10 ms) required for acceleration to become effective. The precise ...
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Xorg: touchscreen, display, and mouse cursor rotation are correct, but mouse clicks are rotated 180 degrees

I have a 7" touchscreen that I'm running xorg on with no window manager. The original orientation was portrait, so I modified xorg.conf to rotate it to the correct landscape orientation and ...
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Security when plugging a USB device into machine running GNU/Linux (Debian) [duplicate]

I’m wondering what kind of security measures may be in place or which I could enable in GNU/Linux (Debian specifically) to mitigate the risk of USB-based attacks. I understand that USB sticks which ...
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xdotool --sync no longer working as intended

I have used the following script for a long time and it always worked, I add a shortcut to it and repeatedly press the bound key and it clicked between two positions in the screen as expected. But ...
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multi pointer with multi pointer icon

I use Ubuntu 18.04 minimal and install X server, lightDM and OpenBox as (in order) DS, DM and WM. I need to have 2 pointer with 2 pointer icon. I try to change pointer icon from x by change xsetroot -...
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How to prevent scroll when clicking left and right (in firefox)?

On a thinkpad t470p running xorg 7.7_3 under freeBSD 12.2 release p1. When I use the trackpoint and corresponding mouse buttons as well as touchpad, in e.g. firefox, clicks on the left button scroll ...
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unable to change mouse acceleration profile with Logitec G402

im using Kubuntu 20.10 with no tweaks. mouse acceleration profile on system settings doesnt do anything. also mouse speed setting is weird. i set my mouse speed on windows as 720dpi and it is too fast ...
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How to manage USB power control

My optical mouse sensor keeps turning off periodically, and it seems that power supply from laptop keeps shutting down regularly. I did a search on this, and many threads suggested me to use something ...
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Arch fresh install don't recognize mouse nor keyboard

Mouse and keyboard works fine in bios, last install DVD, and syslinux boot menu, but in the new fresh install, those wasen't detected. I have installed usbutils. lsusb from install-dvd, detect both. ...
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Single mouse click turns into drag and drop when connecting to remote devices

On Ubuntu 20.04, I have a strange problem which is that regular mouse clicks turn into press and hold, drag and drop icon events when connected to a remote mobile device. The strange thing is that ...
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keep xinput settings after mouse wakeup

I found a way to increase the speed of my bluetooth mouse but I struggle to make it persistent. Following the wakeup of the mouse after some time being not in use the xinput settings reset to the &...
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Ubuntu ignoring mice

I have this issue in Ubuntu 20.04 (running under KDE desktop). Whenever I plug a mouse to my computer, it does detect it, it appears on my xinput list, but it never works. OS keeps ignoring it. My ...
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How to make mouse enlarged when shaking on linux like macos?

How to make mouse enlarged when shaking or moving it fast like macos i browsed it very much but i didn't found it . More information :- Distro - Fedora Desktop Environment - Xfce
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After OpenBSD finished installing, it does not recognize my mouse

I recently installed OpenBSD, and after it got installed. I got a message saying: wsmouse0 detached. Yet the keyboard still works fine. How can I solve this issue? I have a USB mouse by the way for ...
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Siemens ID mouse and fprintd

does anyone have an idea if Siemens ID mouse with fingerprint reader can be used under linux. The driver is there - "The driver is included in all kernels from 2.6.11 upwards." mouse is ...
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How to remap middle mouse button to auto scroll anywhere in Ubuntu 20.04

I followed the instructions given in this answer. I did as said. First I run xinput --list in the terminal and got this ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Change Razer mouse dpi on Linux Mint

I've recently change OS, from Windows to Linux Mint. Everything went great so far, but the Razer Synapse software that handles all the settings of my mouse isn't compatible on Linux. I quickly ...
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How do I restore Shift+MouseButton = select when mouse protocol is enabled in xterm 361?

In xterm, in vim or other applications that can use the mouse in xterm, I used to be able to hold the Shift key to bypass that mouse button handling and do normal X selection. With the latest update ...
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How can I bind a mouse button to alt-click in GNOME on Wayland?

I use PaperWM under GNOME on Wayland, which allows me to move windows by holding Alt and clicking and dragging them, and resize windows by doing the same using the right mouse button. There is a ...
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Magic Mouse 2 on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to get the magic mouse 2 scrolling setup on Ubuntu 20.04. I've followed the instructions from the Github driver page - https://github.com/rohitpid/Linux-Magic-Trackpad-2-Driver and this ...
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Mouse cursor with rectangles delay effect in GNOME using Debian testing

After not doing so for a few months, I recently dist-upgraded my Debian testing system. Since then when I move my mouse cursor a transparent rectangle with black borders is shown around the cursor. ...

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