Questions tagged [mouse]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I get my mouse back from QEMU/KVM?

I'm running QEMU/KVM on Debian Testing x64 with this command: kvm -m 1024 -hda win7.img -cdrom win7x86.iso -boot d -net user But when I click inside the virtual machine, QEMU captures my mouse and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xfce — middle-click lowers window: where is that Xfwm4 setting?

In KDE I have noticed the Kwin capability of editable mouse actions on the window frame, including the middle-click (I used it for "close"), which is normally missing in other window ...
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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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