Questions tagged [mouse]

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gpm 1.20.7: I can't paste text

Slacware64-current (july 2020) Kernel 5.4.50 Hi: This is from gpm's man page: [code] OPERATION To select text press the left mouse button and drag the mouse. To paste text in the same or another ...
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Touchpad disappeared 2 days after I started using usb mouse

Recently I bought a usb mouse for my laptop. It works fine, but today the inbuilt touchpad of the laptop stopped working. It was working in the morning but a couple hours later I noticed that it wasn'...
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Enabling coasting on a touchpad not recognised as such

I'm setting up a Linux (Devuan Beowulf) install for my Chuwi Hi10 Air tablet/hybrid PC. It's got a touchpad in the corresponding keyboard that's not a Synaptics but something else. Even MSWin doesn't ...
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Arch Linux on X1 Carbon (Gen7) - mouse click loses hold when selecting text

I have an X1 Carbon (Gen) running 5.7.12-arch1-1 kernel with Wayland/Gnome. When I click to select text in any application, the mouse tends to lose the depressed click before I have finished ...
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Laptop keyboard/mouse not enabled after resume (disconnected USB keyboard/mouse before suspend)

I'm using latest version of Pop_OS. laptop is DELL 5368. I use the laptop with an USB keyboard, mouse and a external monitor. Then I suspend the laptop. It happens that maybe I want to use the laptop ...
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Linux can't use USB devices attached to a KVM switch

I was using an old KVM switch between a Linux desktop and a Windows 10 notebook and all worked fine. Now I'm trying a new 4K display capable KVM switch and the mouse and the keyboard only work when ...
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how to really force Wine to grab/re-grab the mouse?

Some few 3D games are very hard to work well with the mouse grab. Sometimes even with winecfg force grab on full screen checked, and the regedit key MouseWarpOverride set to force, it may still not ...
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iterm2 - vim is printing line numbers while scrolling

In iterm2, while scrolling in the vim I see a strange behavior. Whenever I am scrolling it is printing line number with scrolling. How to overcome from this behavior call-hometic_scale_1.txt" ...
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Pop OS Cannot Move Text Cursor with Arrow Keys

I recently installed Pop OS 20.04 on my machine and since the installation, I cannot move my text cursor left/right with the arrow keys through any text I have typed regardless of the application. I ...
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Logi M590 Bluetooth mouse freezes on Linux Mint after using dongle on Windows

I successfully used my Logi M590 Mouse on Linux Mint 18.3 no matter which communication channel I used (bluetooth or radio dongle). Now I put the radio dongle on Windows 10 PC trying to switch back ...
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Bluetooth mouse sleeps after a few seconds idle when there is no other mouse connected

I bought a Microsoft 3600 bluetooth mouse and never managed to get it working properly on Linux, but it works fine in other operating systems. If I stop moving the mouse for a few seconds (like 3 or 4 ...
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mouse button 8 and 9 consistently fire twice

I'm testing Pop_OS 20.04 in a Hyper-V VM and have noticed that the side-buttons (forward/back) on my mouse consistently fire twice on a single click, causing e.g. Firefox to go back/forward by two ...
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Configuring evdev conf for middle mouse button emulation

I am trying to edit my evdev configuration to emulate middle mouse button with both clicking both left and right mouse button simultaneously. This is what I appended to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev....
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xinput | Button Mapped to Double-Click - How to Remap?

I'm musing a button with 12 xinput buttons (Contour Unimouse) - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12. Among its buttons, it has: One physical left button One physical middle button One physical right button A ...
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Mouse middle click does not paste selected text in terminal

I am experiencing a weird phenomenon recently. Usually, when we select any text anywhere (browser, files, terminal) it gets copied to the clipboard and can be pasted upon clicking the middle button (...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Unstable “Mouse keys” behaviour when using universal access settings

I have enabled the Mouse Keys options in Universal Access settings on Ubuntu 18.04. So now numpad on my keyboard can be used to navigate. To simulate a left click Numpad-5 is used. It was working fine,...
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Razer bluetooth mouse disconnects on linux

I connected the mouse with bluetoothctl sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service bluetoothctl > power on > default-agent > scan on > pair C0:56:C2:25:...
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No Primary Mouse Button or Touch-screen on Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04

Fresh install of both onto an older HP desktop all-in-one Touchsmart PC but no primary left mouse button. After seeing it wasn't working on 19.10 and having 20.04 come out around the same time, I ...
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Mouse events not sent to VirtualBox and Chromium

Description Sometimes my mouse freezes on VirtualBox and Chromium simultaneously in a way that no mouse event is being sent to neither Guest OS nor any Chromium tab. Keyboard events are still sent ...
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How to configure or disable Linux click-and-drag selection feature?

Linux has this specific feature where dropdown menus are opened on a click and the mouse button can be held down, dragged and released on the wanted menu option to select it without having to click ...
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Horizontal scrolling with Logitech mouse M705

When using Logitech M705 on linux, both the side buttons and buttons meant for horizontal scrolling are bound to "back/forward" actions. Is there a way to make horizontal scrolling work instead? I've ...
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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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xorg pointer “partially” acts as if button one depressed when not

I am running Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 with Gnome on two Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablets. Every so often I find my pointer partially acting as if the button 1 is pressed even though it is not. I say "...
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Attach horizontal line (ruler) to cursor

I am currently reading a lot of texts on my computer, some which have wide rows, and shifting focus to write summaries. When I read on paper i sometimes use a ruler to keep track of my location, I ...
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Mouse cursor is stuck to the edge of the screen and keeps clicking

I tried to install Ubuntu and noticed this bug for the first time. I used windows before and didn't have this issue. It was there from the beginning and didn't go away after installing multiple Nvidia ...
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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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How to stop terminal from getting mouse click input?

I was just reading this forum where I found a curious terminal control escape sequence: "\033[?1000h". Naturally, I've tried it to see what could happens. In accordance with the inspiring comment, my ...
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Vim :set mouse=a works in ubuntu but not fedora

I want to be able to highlight text without it selecting the numbers for the lines or spilling into another split I have open. The mouse=a option does that perfectly on Ubuntu, but when I switch over ...
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Kali Linux on Raspbeery Pi 4 - Keyboard/Mouse Not Work, Can't Enter Password

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I have just installed the Kali Linux RaspberryPi 4 Torrent from Offensive Security and I flashed it to a 64gb MicroSD card. That went well and once I booted ...
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problem with systemd service and gsettings command to swap mouse buttons of a user

I created a script to swap my mouse buttons via gsettings command which works as intended. after creating a systemd service that runs the script as the user the gsettings command doesn't work anymore. ...
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Workspace switching with mouse wheel

Behaviour description In Manjaro (20, XFCE), my mouse wheel switches between workspaces when I scroll up/down outside a window. I can be 'active' within a window (typing, eg) and move to select or to ...
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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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IdeaPad 5 Touchpad unresponsive

I have been trying to diagnose my laptops trackpad which is not working. It is detected in xinput: $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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How to keep my Bluetooth keyboard and mouse awake?

I got myself a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse (from the Microsoft Surface line). They both work generally well but what's annoying is that after ~5 minutes of inactivity, they both seem to go to sleep ...
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Mouse calibration in Sway

I am using Wayland Sway in Arch and my pointer is not moving far enough across the screen for a given mouse movement. I assume that I need to change the calibration matrix for the mouse, however, ...
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How to disable trackpoint scrolling with libinput?

Update: now the middle-click emulation no longer works, so I'm more stuck than ever. Pressing buttons 1 and 3 acts as a scroll wheel just like pressing the middle button. I have a lenovo keyboard ...
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Simultaneous keystrokes - emulating mouse movements with keyboard

I'm trying to emulate mouse movements and actions with keyboard, and I succeeded in remapping everything (e.g.: hjkl to movements), with xkb (in particular using xkbset -m) and xmodmap. The problem ...
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Mouse drag re-triggers randomly

I've a freshly installed Manjaro with Gnome 3.36.1. The problem I've been having is that whenever I'm dragging something with the left mouse button, the system randomly releases the mouse drag and ...
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USB devices need replugging after reboot

Two of my USB devices don't work after rebooting my PC: my mouse and the external WiFi adapter. Other USB devices like printer, keyboard or external disks all work fine. Mouse and Wifi, however, ...
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Which source code do I need to edit and recompile to make my cursor go slower?

I have Linux Mint 19.3 (MATE x64), and I have a Logitech G402 mouse I would like to use with it. Using the default settings, my cursor moves exactly 50 times faster than I would like it to move. I ...
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How to make “Focus follow mouse” for Dolphin File Explorer?

I use Dolphin file explorer, within which I frequently switch back and forth to the terminal panel. So I was wondering how to make "Focus follow mouse" within Dolphin, so that I don't need to click ...
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KVM switch keyboard / mouse troubleshooting

I got this KVM switch to switch between a linux based system and a windows system. I have the following other hardware: Very simple keyboard Keyboard that also has audio out / in and some additional ...
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How to make a board key act like the right mouse key?

As most keyboard these days come with no Menu-key it would be nice to set a key to the operation of the right mouse button. So far I still have to select text. How could I get the board key act like ...
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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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Is it possible to hack the X feature 'mousekey' mode to keep numeric keypad ? (finger impairment)

all solutions I know to use some keyboard keys to use the mouse buttons instead of the mouse clicks are based on the X feature mousekeys : https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/571601/12574 https://unix....
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Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse Not Fully Functional After Upgrading to Fedora 31

I upgraded from Fedora 29 to Fedora 31 and now my logitech M185 mouse is only partially functional. The middle and right buttons do nothing, and the left button appears to only be able to make a ...
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disabling part of touchpad at startup

For years I have been manually disabling the 'stick' part of the touchpad on a Toshiba Z30 at startup of Mint. This model has a hardware problem where the mouse moves around by itself. Have now ...
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Getting thumb buttons working | Zowie ec2-b

I'm using steam to play CS:GO on Arch Linux. So far everything works but mouse thumb buttons. I tried to map them in game, then I realized game does not identify those keys at all. I went through ...
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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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Disable mouse codes passing to terminal once it was turned on by application?

Sometimes I have application, which supports mouse (for ex. Midnight Commander) crash or disconnect but after that terminal remains in some mode, which makes it accept mouse movements as string ...

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