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How do Change behaviour of the side buttons on my mouse?

I have two mice. One is a Logitech MX Anywhere 3. The other is a Lenovo Pro Bluetooth Mouse. They both the normal two buttons, a single clickable vertical scroll wheel and two extra buttons on the ...
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How to debug unreliable middle-button copy/paste (selection does not always update)

I used to love the select text -> paste immediately with middle button. But recently it has become very buggy for me: pasting seems to work a bit, then holds onto an old selection, and continues ...
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Does linux/drivers/hid/hid-roccat-lua.c control the lights of the mouse?

If you look linux/drivers/hid/hid-roccat-lua.c, it has a comment towards the beginning, /* * Roccat Lua is a gamer mouse which cpi, button and light settings can be * configured. */ from which I'd ...
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Debian Bookworm touchpad not working

Touchpad seems configured, cat /proc/bus/input/devices: I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000a Version=0063 N: Name="TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint" P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/...
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Bluetooth mouse wheel erratic

Using CachyOS, an Arch derivative, a Tecknet Bluetooth mouse wheel does not work properly: it sometimes does not detect scroll movement, others it goes the wrong way, others it goes forward and ...
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Logitech TrackMan Marble Mouse Back Button

Background A Logitech TrackMan was configured to have its small right button trigger the back functionality in Firefox. Here's an image of the device from the Ubuntu Community wiki: The keyboard and ...
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Stylus Button keeps printing last highlighted text after installing xbindkeys

I use a Fujitsu Lifebook tablet PC with an integrated stylus and just installed arch on it with i3 as a window manager. To still have access to the Super key while in tablet mode i tried to map the ...
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Keychron M1 wired mouse not working properly in Gnome

I've had the Keychron M1 wired mouse for a while and got used to it. However, the manufacturer does not provide drivers for Linux, and dragging windows in Gnome (x11) is a laggy experience. Normal ...
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How do I enable auto-scrolling in Gnome?

I am using Debian Bookworm; Gnome 43.9; Wayland windowing system; Kernel 6.1.0-18-amd64 I was able to use xinput list xinput set-prop 11 "libinput Scroll Method Enabled" 0, 0, 1 # This is ...
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Mint "display zoom" with just mouse (one-handed)

I got nothing useful a few years ago when I asked about Simulate keyboard input using mouse, but I eventually cracked that one myself with input-remapper. I now have input-remapper dummying up the ...
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Make input device (mouse) "unavailable" to desktop

What I am looking for is a way to prevent a pointer device (specifically the pen of a graphics tablet) from being used as a regular input pointer by X11 or Wayland. However, I would like to still be ...
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GNOME OS NIGHTLY I zoomed in and now I can’t zoom out (cant use keyboard)

My keyboard died a few days ago and I started using screen keyboard. However I pressed on the "zoom in" button and I can't zoom out. I've tried restarting my pc multiple times, however even ...
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Udev rule to adjust mouse speed not working (but executing)

Summary I want to use a udev rule to adjust the speed of a certain mouse when I attach it. I can get the udev rule to fire, but it does not successfully adjust the mouse speed. However, when I ...
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ubuntu/xrandr - Mouse Visual Location Not Matching Actual Location

I am trying to configure a multi-monitor setup using xrandr. I have two monitors, HDMI-1 (on the left) and DP-3 (on the right). By default, xrandr thinks that these are swapped, so I have tried to fix ...
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Logitech Marble Mouse - KDE

I have a new Debian 12 system (KDE on X11, not Wayland) with a Logitech Marble Mouse. Need help setting it up so that I can scroll using the right small button and ball. https://wiki.archlinux.org/...
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How can I prohibit the capture of the mouse and keyboard?

I use Fedora 38 with KDE 5.27.9. I have an application, which is just a kind of remote desktop tool, which I need running all the time. And like all this type of applications, it has mouse and ...
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Linux how to use xinput to change Logitech mouse ERGO M575 speed and axis

####### xinput --list --short ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 ...
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Cursor becomes invisible when Weston.ini set to Kiosk mode

I am running a custom crank GUI application on a SBC with an Ubuntu OS. The application is set to auto start on boot and the Weston.ini is setup for kiosk mode. The graphical application start ...
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Bluetooth mouse randomly stops working

With the new updates to F39, my MX Master mouse stops working at random intervals. It could be a few seconds to an hour or more. Bluetooth still thinks the mouse is connected, which I know because ...
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Mouse misbehaving in lubuntu while it was working fine in windows 7

My Dell N-5030 PC is encountering issues with the mouse in Lubuntu, despite its smooth functionality on Windows 7. I've already attempted driver updates through the terminal using commands like sudo ...
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mouse freeze - SYN_DROPPED event when using graphical applications

I first noticed the issue when using Davinci Resolve (video editor) : I get random mouse freezes logged by the X server as "SYN_DROPPED event" $ tail -f /var/log/Xorg.0.log [...] [ 12781.613]...
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Remapping mouse buttons in Wayland

I have two Logitech trackballs, a Wireless TrackMan FX and a Marble Mouse. Both report the same set of buttons in evtest: BTN_LEFT, BTN_RIGHT, BTN_MIDDLE, BTN_SIDE and BTN_EXTRA even though they only ...
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Unexpected terminal behavior after SSH session ends unexpectedly

I am regularly experiencing an unexpected behavior in my terminal, with the following sequence: connection to a remote server usage of a command/software that will be embedeed in the terminal (text ...
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How do I "show desktop" in Fedora 38 with mouse?

I know I could set up shortcut key for "show desktop", but I need to do it with a mouse. What do I click to show the desktop? Os is default Fedora 38 with Gnome desktop. I asked ChatGPT and ...
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Keyboard, mouse and touchpad not working everytime booting the linux

Keyboard and mouse do not work after booting Linux. First, the keyboard is working when I turn on my laptop and enter the password for my sata. Then it will enter grub to choose the Os and the ...
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How can I bind media controls to my mouse?

I recently began dual booting Kali Linux alongside Windows, and I'd like to set up media controls with my Logitech g502 Hero. Using G Hub on windows I had the scroll wheel left/right set to previous/...
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border-only ghost window blocking mouse clicks

At some point (I don't remember when it started), some kind of ghost window appeared that only has a border (displays as rounded but behaves as rectangular), blocks mouse clicks, and won't disappear ...
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Erratic mouse screen behavior with Wayland on Gentoo

I have an HP laptop that has Gentoo installed on it. Right after a successful OS installation, I put GNOME on it. It uses Wayland on the back (not sure what compositor) and default theme (I presume ...
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How do I change the pixel perfect scrolling sensitivity in Firefox?

I am switching from Windows 11 to Arch with i3 on my Laptop. On Windows 11 Firefox had "pixel-perfect" scrolling (scrolling without steppyness) using the mousepad by default, which I find ...
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How can I throttle my click inputs

My mouse is often registering two click inputs when I press the button. I have confirmed this to be the case with xev. If I could just throttle inputs to even 1 click per .05ms that would probably be ...
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ffmpeg: record screen area selected by mouse

I have found a ffmpeg command to record area of my screen: ffmpeg -video_size 2000x1600 -framerate 25 -f x11grab -i :0.0+2140,280 output.mp4 But to find the correct area, I had to do multiple trial/...
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Psmouse serio2: Failed to disable mouse on synaptics-pt/serio0

I am currently using Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon and I keep getting the error: psmouse serio2: failed to disable mouse on synaptics-pt/serio0 I only ever get it after shutting down my computer if I've ...
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Identify a specific mouse using xinput to process an xinput command

Using Manjaro 23.0, I found a way to decrease the speed of my USB SteelSeries mouse but I struggle to make it persistent. After some time being not in use, or a system reboot, the xinput settings ...
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Double click in Cygwin not selecting dot at beginning of paths

I'm having an issue on one of my Cygwin installs where double clicking does not select the dot at the beginning of paths. Normally I get this behaviour when double clicking a path: But on the install ...
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How to debug mouse going crazy on Thinkpad T14s

I have an unusual issue recently with Thinkpad T14s. My trackpad is disabled in BIOS, I use the trackpoint. Randomly the mouse will suddenly go completely crazy, jumping around and opening menus / ...
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prevent xbindkeys from overriding mouse click when used for mouse button chording

I am trying to set up some mouse button chording, inspired by the Acme text editor: http://acme.cat-v.org/mouse On Windows and Mac, I was able to set up the following using AutoHotKey and Hammerspoon ...
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Are there any terminal emulators that support enhancing the stdout output with interactive UI widgets?

I think it would be great if we have a more interactive terminal which could speedup some actions by adding the interactiveness to the output of the programs, by converting the elements of the text to ...
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Mouse input from files /dev/input

My goal is to obtain mouse input on Linux. Right now I'm trying to obtain input from the files in /dev/input. On my specific system, I know that the file /dev/input/event10 corresponds to my mouse, ...
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My usb mouse does not work on bootup. How do I turn off and on the external usb hub it's connected to?

My mouse recently started acting up, and does not work on boot up. I have to unplug and replug the device into the external usb hub I'm using to reenable it. So I'm looking to doing it from the ...
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How to prevent the mouse from waking up the display?

I prefer not having my monitor on at all times (or shutting down manually by pressing its hardware key) and thus the 'screen blank' option* is enabled (Gnome's 'power' settings). Any input wakes the ...
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Why don't non-GTK apps get Gnome's mouse cursor size setting?

I am using Gnome 43.4, Wayland. I have set a large cursor size in Gnome Settings -> Accessibility. Above the desktop and GTK apps, the mouse cursor size is what I set, but above non-GTK apps, such ...
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What could cause a missing mouse scroll event just after reversing scroll direction?

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.2 on an x86_64 system, with Xorg and libinput. I have a Logitech MX Master mouse (the first model), and I've noticed some unusual behaviour with scrolling. The mouse has a free-...
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openbox: disable "grab" window that moves together with mouse cursor

Normally in Openbox I can move windows around by holding Alt and grabbing the window with left mouse button. But sometimes I accidentally "grab" a window and then it is stuck to my mouse ...
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How to assign various commands to a mouse button, time dependent in xbindkeys?

I need to execute differents commands respect at the time I keep pressed a mouse key. I was looking for an alternative to XMBC in linux, I'm using xbindkeys from a time to now but what I miss from my ...
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How would the mouse behave in a mirrored environment?

Sorry if it sounds confusing, but this is not a biology inquiry. I'm planning to switch to Linux, but I have a few questions need answered. If a single monitor is mirrored like described in this link, ...
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Verifiy if a mouse is defective

I have only Linux machines (Ubuntu 22.04) and I've just received a 3D Connexion CadMouse Pro that officially does not support Linux. But I guess it's about the control software, as an HID mouse it ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration on Raspberry OS / Debian 11?

I want to disable mouse acceleration completely in my RasPi 4. Never neither used nor needed such a function. pg@raspberrypi:~ $ cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)&...
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xinput mouse setting not persistent during session

I use linux Manjaro Gnome X11. I like to have a special setting of mouse buttons, which I obtain with xinput. In order to make this setting persistent across sessions, I write the xinput in ~/....
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Debian registers MS Sculpt mouse clicks erratically

I'm using MS Sculpt ergonomic kbd and mouse with Debian 11. The keyboard works AOK, the mouse not so much. When I click something, the OS may not recognize it at all until at 4th or so click so ...
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How I can remap a mouse button to a linux command or script

How I can remap a mouse button, not to a keyboard key or mouse event, but to a linux command?
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