Questions tagged [mouse]

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How to disable trackpad taps in Yellow Dog Linux?

I just installed Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 on an old PowerPC laptop. By default, it's interpreting trackpad taps as clicks, which I want to disable. I followed the directions here, and put TRACKPAD_OPT=...
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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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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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How do I change the drag and drop threshold in Linux? (I'm using Gnome 3)

I'm not sure if it's a gnome setting or something deeper into the Linux OS, but I'd like to change the drag and drop threshold. It happens too often on my clickable touchpad that I try clicking and ...
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Is it possible to disable in Linux Mint the mouse 'hand' that moves windows

One thing that wastes a lot of time for me in Linux Mint is that often everytime I click on a window tab to display the window, on the task bar, the mouse changes to a hand and rather than display it ...
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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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Ignore brief mouse click/releases

The switch contacts in my mouse are going, and rather than open it up yet again and clean them or try to hunt down a replacement switch (or buy a new mouse) I would like to solve this problem via ...
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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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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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USB keyboard and mouse mouse control end after login

Ubuntu 18.04: When the login screen appears the USB keyboard and mouse work fine. I select an account and enter its password. As soon as the desktop for the given account appears, the mouse and ...
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wireless mouse, very strange behavior

After the most recent apt full-upgrade that included a kernel update, I have now twice encountered a rather strange problem, and more importantly I cannot for the life of me figure out how and why the ...
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I upgrade from Debian 9 to 10 and middle-click stops working

Recently I upgrade Debian on my laptop from Stretch to Buster. I noticed some problems (some apps stopped working, there was no drag 'n drop, Nvidia 3D card was not functional, etc), so I searched the ...
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Problem with mouse area not reaching lower section

Under Debian 9.3 and 9.8 with OPENBOX and LIGHTDM. I have a problem with the mouse pointer on screen. Depending on the orientation, there is a section on screen that the mouse pointer doesn’t go. BUT, ...
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Logitech MX Master won't stay Connected to Debian Stretch

To preface this, I owned this mouse for over a year now and have used it with no problems on this same hardware with different Linux distros (Fedora, Arch, Manjaro). It was not until I installed ...
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Mouse sensitivity not working on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit

I've just installed Linux mint, but found while I was configuring things that the mouse sensitivity was far too high. I've tried: Editing it in the "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. It didn't work. ...
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TrackPoint problems with latest libinput, Xorg updates (need evdev props)

I'm running Arch Linux. On a recent update of Xorg, evdev was replaced by libinput (by default). When this happened, I lost the xinput properties I use for making my TrackPoint behave properly. ...
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Completely disabling mouse support in QEMU

I'm currently using QEMU for some work involving the VGA console. I'd like to turn off click-to-grab, which constantly triggers when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL (which my host Linux system is configured to ...
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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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Middle mouse button behaviour in Iceweasel (FireFox): paste at *text* cursor

In Iceweasel under Gnome on Debian Jessie, the middle mouse button exhibits the following behaviour: If clicked on a hyperlink, it opens the link in a new tab. If clicked anywhere in an editable text ...
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Setting mouse acceleration using xset and xinput

I am having trouble sorting out how the different commands for setting mouse acceleration relate to each other. I will post the different settings that I have set by gathering information from ...
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Increase the number of lines scrolled by a mouse wheel tick, everywhere

When I use the mouse wheel, I want to be able to configure it to scroll by multiple lines at a time, e.g. each tick would scroll 5 lines. In Windows you can increase or decrease the number of lines ...
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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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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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Make mouse side buttons trigger virtual keys

I have a mouse with two side buttons. I've posted the output from xev and evtest for both buttons: xev EnterNotify event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x4600001, root 0x306, subw 0x0, time ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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how to force X mouse pointer to show above rendered application cursor?

I opened a new X session at :1 I run a game that renders its own mouse pointer (that has low FPS), so the X cursor is hidden. I need to force the X cursor to show above the application self ...
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USB mouse not working

Every time I plug in any wired mouse recently, I get similar to the below on VCS1: [1443270.286164] usb 6-1: new low-speed USB device number 15 using uhci_hcd [1443270.454270] usb 6-1: New USB ...
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Check if Keyboard and Mouse are plugged in

Is there a way to detect if a keyboard and a mouse is plugged in (and working) in Linux? This will be embedded in a PXE setup, so I only have Kernel + Modules and Busybox available. Bonus question: ...
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Clicking on Gtk apps menu bar kills mouse

I'm using the following configuration: Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Awesome Window Manager v3.4.10 Gnome 3.2 ...and I got the following problem: Every time I click on the empty space in a menubar or toolbar ...
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Mouse freeze after logging in to Gnome

I did my first Arch Linux install yesterday. I later installed Gnome and I'm able to log in. The touchpad and mouse buttons work at the log in screen but once I'm logged on the Touchpad does not work....
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Can I assign two mice to two windows or have two pointers?

I figured out how to put two pointers at the same time and control them with two mice (using xinput), but can I have them both assigned to a window? Since I can only have one window in focus I can't ...
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Changing mouse scroll speed

I'm trying to change the mouse scroll speed. Currently it's way too slow. I'm using GNOME 3.32 and there are no obvious settings to adapt that. Ideally I would like to change it at the system level, ...
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How to set mouse wheel scroll to page length per click

My Logitech Optical Generic 3-button Mouse scrolls only few lines at a time. I used desktop Xfce on several distros, including Manjaro, CentOS and MX Linux (though I didn't try Xubuntu yet). I know I ...
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Is it possible to bind a key shortcut to another key shortcut using Xbindkeys?

What I'm trying to do is to pre-configure a Logitech G602 assigning a specific key combination to each configurable button (G6, G7, G7 etc...) The only way to do that is on Windows (to save the key ...
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Remap touch mouse buttons in Linux

I'm using a Bluetooth touch enabled mouse with Ubuntu and notice that it has some extra keyboard mappings in it, that have no practical use for me. Left swipe on the mouse gives a 'd' and right swipe ...
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Xorg at 99% CPU when moving pointer in circles; pointer device shows up twice

I've acquired a new ergonomic mouse (this one) and it behaves strangely. When I begin moving the mouse, Xorg's CPU usage skyrockets, resulting in occasionally choppy mouse movement. Futher, it shows ...
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Disable two finger scrolling everywhere there isn't a scrollbar!

I love two-finger scrolling, but if my mouse cursor is slightly in the wrong place, it will activate the wrong feature -- features that I never use! If the cursor is over the titlebar, it will scroll ...
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Scroll wheel scrolls in both directions

I am using Fedora 25 on my laptop and have a weird problem with the wheel on my wireless mouse. Under the mouse is written Easterntimes Tech X-08, but Amazon says that it is a Patuoxun mouse. When ...
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Xorg dualhead map keyboard and mouse input to specific screen only

Below is our xorg.conf file for dualhead monitor configuration. We need to map keyboard and mouse to specific screen only as another screen is for video playback. With provided configuration mouse is ...
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How can I prevent imwheel from allowing some scrolling events to “pass-through”?

After much troubleshooting, I finally found a way to map Shift+Mouse-wheel to horizontal scroll, using imwheel. The pertinent part in ~/.imwheelrc is as follows. ".*" Shift_L, Up, Button6, 10 Shift_L,...
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How to forbid the menu item selection by right click?

Clicking the right button prompts a context menu, then we can choose an item from the menu by a left or right click. However, it's really boring that we can use right click to select the item. ...
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Prevent Multiple Mouse Middle Click Events

For some weird reason, my mouse is sending multiple middle click events when I do a middle click at times. Happens once in a while - but not always. I'm fairly certain its a hardware issue. Its a ...
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How tell xrandr to let my mouse move between monitors?

I have both an internal and external display which I'd like to pass my cursor over. When I start the computer with the external connected, my display manager starts with the wrong DPI, and I have to ...
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Patching X11 to remove SELECTION clipboard

How would I patch the X11 source to disable or remove the SELECTION clipboard?
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How to configure LinuxMint 17 to invoke commands from the mouse?

My PC runs LinuxMint 17 in the 64-bit MATE edition. How can I configure X (or MATE?) to invoke these two commands from my mouse (which is a 6-button Logitech M705)? send the clicked window behind all ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working (extreme lag) after fresh install Linux Mint 17.1

After installing Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1 (32 bit) on my vaio z laptop, the mouse and keyboard start working for a few seconds, then freeze and continue to work very intermittently. For example, I hit ...
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How to get the mouse pointer where the input caret is?

I am running an Arch Linux system with i3 window manager. Let's say I am typing on a GUI editor and I want to insert text with the middle click button of the mouse exactly where I am typing. The ...
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Mouse click sound on fedora

I have a USB touch screen system with Fedora 14 installed. I couldn't get to play sound on any mouse click (on touch). Is there anyway to play a click sound, either by changing some configuration or ...
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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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Use Emulated Scrollwheel Instead of Real One X11

So I've got this Kensington trackball that ships with a pretty horrible scrollwheel/touchring doohicky, and only two physical buttons. I'd like to disable the touchscroll entirely, enable 3 button ...

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