Questions tagged [mouse]

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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

The Thinkpad T480s has a "clickpad": a touchpad where (parts of) the touchpad itself is pressable instead of having physical dedicated buttons. Running X.org 7.7, there is a horizontal stripe at the ...
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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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Is it possible that a Logitech wireless mouse connected over bluetooth to a linux machine consumes more power, than when connected to other OS?

I have got a Logitech M590 connected over Bluetooth to my Ubuntu 19.10 (up-to-date), and it turns out that the battery of the mouse runs out after about two months while Logitech advertises two years ...
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How to scroll the screen using the middle click?

On Windows, most programs with large, scrollable text containers (e.g. all browsers, most word processors and IDEs) let you press the middle mouse button and then move the mouse to scroll. This ...
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Applying mouse settings on startup

linux learner here. (Running on a Debian-derived distro) My mouse sensitivity was too high so I was able to change it, but can't seem to get it to apply on startup. I made /etc/init.d/mouse When I ...
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Disable scroll wheel horizontal buttons (back/forward)

I recently got a Logitech M500: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 046d:c069 Logitech, Inc. M500 Laser Mouse It has nine buttons that I can identify: Two on the left side Left, right Wheel press Wheel scroll ...
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 upgrades breaks keyboard/mouse

I was using 19. Ubuntu recommended an update. I clicked all the buttons and let it do its thing. After the update restarted the computer, I tried using the mouse. Nothing. I tried the keyboard. ...
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How to copy and paste with a mouse with tmux

I'm using tmux and OSX. When copying and pasting from the terminal with tmux I'm able to hold down Option and select text. However I can't get the text to stay inside the pane. So when I want to copy ...
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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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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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Linux Mint 14.1 with Cinnamon - Mouse Sensitivity not Working

64-bit if that matters. My mouse sensitivity slider does nothing, but my acceleration slider works. I'd like acceleration off and sensitivity how I like it, but it refuses to work. I have tested the ...
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gnome classic terminal mouse double click selection

I am running ubuntu 12.04.5 lts. When I do a mouse double click selection I would like to select only a current word. For example in a line like: /home/xx/asdf right now the whole line gets selected ...
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Kali Linux 2016 Rolling Inverted Mouse Scrolling

My mouse scrolling is inverted I have taken a look at this post: https://jamesmcdonald.com/2011/07/invert-mouse-scroll-wheel-in-debian/ But my config is like this: Section "InputClass" ...
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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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Highlight mouse for screencasts without disturbing workflow

For making documentation/tutorial videos, I need to highlight the mouse, for example with a yellow translucent corona around it: The marker should be active when clicking and moving, but if it's on ...
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Keyboard and Mouse Not working after boot (Arch-Linux)

This problem is really annoying as my keyboard and mouse won't work when the system is first booted. I can't even enter Ctrl+Alt+F2 to go into terminal too. The only option is to restart and after ...
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Cannot install Linux because keyboard/mouse not working

EDIT: I should mention that my mouse and keyboard are wireless devices. I assume that doesn't matter since a Live version of Windows 7 had no problems with it, and the most basic part of my system (...
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After OpenBSD login, mouse and keyboard do not work

I just installed OpenBSD 6.3 on a Dell Optiplex G620 with 4 gigs of RAM, a USB keyboard and a USB mouse. The keyboard and mouse work until I log in. When the X Windows screen comes up, I get a ...
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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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Logitech M590 bluetooth pairing

My logitech M590 mouse isn't recognized by blueman. My current distro is Debian 9.9. The mouse worked fine in Ubuntu 18.04.
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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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vmware debian sid gnome mouse not working keyboard is fine

I have a issue in debian sid with the gnome desktop environment where my mouse does not work after login. My keyboard is still fully functional and I have tried reinstalling gnome and gdm3 through a ...
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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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IMWheel creates jittery scroll when using touch-pad

Mouse scroll performance is poor in Linux and there is no built-in method to control the same. Hence, I did some digging and came across IMWheel. I followed this tutorial How to Adjust or Increase ...
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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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Mouse movement speed is set to max, but still slow

Using Ubuntu 14.04/GNOME, we set the mouse move speed to max in the menu. But the mouse movement is still slow on the touchpad. A USB mouse is perfect, but we need to use the touchpad. Question: Is ...
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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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Two mice pointers (xinput stuff) issue (logs me off)

I'm trying to use two mice (mouse pointers) on my laptop (Linux Mint 16) so I've been following some tutorials that I found: the idea is to work with the xinput command. I have two mice (Touchpad and ...
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How to increase horizontal mouse scroll sensitivity?

I have a Logitech MX Master mouse with a vertical and horizontical scroll wheel. Everything works fine, mouse events work / can be remapped, both scroll wheels do their job, etc. The only annoying ...
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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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How to avoid mouse cursor jumping while using xinput Coordinate Transformation Matrix when application releases mouse

I've got some high sensitivity mice that I need to lower the sensitivity on. The general solution to this seems to be to set the Coordinate Transformation Matrix to something acceptable. So I use the ...
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Setting mouse MX Master thumb button on Mint 18.1

The thumb button of the MX Master is not a button but a simulated keystroke. The issue being that I can't figure out which one it is since xev doesn't recognize it. The shortcuts panel tells me it's "...
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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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Remote Mouse netcat (/dev/input/mice)

I was playing around with nc and I'm discovering how powerful and versatile this tool is. I was wondering how the file /dev/input/mice works because when I do cat /dev/input/mice you see the output, ...
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Mouse clicks not working in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Lenovo Thinkpad P50s. Very quickly my mouse clicks stopped working. I can still click on the application launcher, but nowhere else. I’m totally new to Linux, ...
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Mouse Pointer Blinks and Sometimes Disappears

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with dual Monitor. I am unable to figure out the problem occurring with the mouse pointer. The mouse pointer blinks and at times it disappears.
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Restart USB mouse driver?

Sometimes, after some event that I can't determine, my USB mouse gets stuttery - like the refresh rate drops down to about 5-10Hz. It still works fine other than that, but it's incredibly annoying, ...
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How do I pair a bluetooth mouse in Debian?

How do I pair a bluetooth mouse in Debian 9? When searching for this, a lot of confusing, often old information comes up. The steps cannot simply be applied to Debian 9. They refer to commands which ...
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Make mouse movements scroll when the middle button is held down

In Windows, I'm used to clicking the center button and it offering a "fast scroll" option up or down. How can I get this behavior on Linux? It currently seems to use the back button upon center click ...
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Debian 10 Mouse lagging

I have installed Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) on my 4k laptop. All things are working fine. 4k resolution is also rendering fine only issue is that my mouse is lagging too much. What should I do to ...
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Swap mouse buttons?

I'm left handed, and on most linux distros (and desktop envs) it's really easy to just swap the buttons in the GUI settings manager. I just switched to dwm on manjaro, which is only a window manager, ...
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Xubuntu Mouse sensitivity way too high

I am pretty new to Linux, this is my first real time using Xubuntu (used Ubuntu before, and raspbian on my RPI), and I have a mouse that is way too sensitive. If I move my mouse 1cm it's on the other ...
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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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How do I enable tmux mouse support?

I have put set -g mouse on set -g mouse-select-pane on in my .tmux.conf file and then I open tmux and create a new pane and I cant switch pane with mouse. is there something else I need to ...
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Mouse wheel issues on Pop!_OS

I'm giving Pop!_OS (based on Ubuntu 19.04) a try, and am experiencing a very annoying issue with the mouse wheel (a Logitech MX Anywhere 2). First of all the scrolling speed is very slow; I read ...

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