Questions tagged [mouse]

The pointing device (generally referred to as the mouse). When referring to laptops, please specify if it is the trackpad and not an external mouse by using the trackpad tag.

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Mouse wrapping on screen

I have a multiple monitor setup that goes like this: TV | Primary | Secondary. The TV is used for media, so I don't want windows opening there (the screen is off most of the time), but since the TV is ...
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MacBook Pro 8.3 Elementary OS Loki and Juno: mouse cursor turns into thin vertical dashed line after update

After the most recent system update, I noticed the problem both on Loki and Juno as well as Juno beta that I both still have installed on my machine. In Juno, there's also some display issues, ...
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Mouse unresponsive after login

Out of nowhere the mouse on my Asus S430 has become unresponsive. The mouse works just fine under Windows or during the Elementary login screen, but does not respond to movement or clicks after login....
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Problem with right mouse button

Recently I switched to Elementary OS on an ASUS X553MA laptop, after which the right mouse button on the touch panel stopped working normally (Open the "Properties" file, for example) and works the ...
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Ignore touchpad when mouse is connected

So, i found this option on System settings => Mouse & Touchpad => Touchpad => Ignore when mouse is connected This is exactly what I'm looking for, but, (I have no idea why) this options does ...
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Hardware Printer, Mouse [closed]

everyone in the elementary Os world, I must say Having come from an Apple background I am liking what I see so far. I am running elementary OS 5.0 Juno 64 bit Question 1 I notice there is no ...
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Cursor Size Won't Change with dconf

I want to make the size of the mouse pointer bigger. I tried using dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size 48 Unfortunately, nothing happens. Even after a restart, the mouse looks the ...
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Xbox controller seems to cause freezing

I'm testing out Elementary OS as a gaming desktop distro and I think an Xbox Elite controller may be causing the OS to completely crash and make the mouse and keyboard AND my Razer Orbweaver (small ...
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Increase vertical mouse scroll wheel lines?

When I mouse scroll wheel up / down it seems like I only "down arrow" 3 or 4 times. How do I double the amount of lines my mouse scroll wheel covers? It seems to be an elementary OS issue, and not a ...
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Why can I only drag and drop with right mouse button in only some folders?

In my home folder I can use the left or right mouse button to drag and drop files and folders. However, if I go to a mounted drive, I can only drag and drop if I use the right mouse button. What gives?...
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Mouse cursor size and theme not adjustable

I have a 32" 4k screen that is recognized as a 27" screen and my cursor is huge. When I try to adjust the cursor size using the DCONF editor no changes are actually made to the cursor size, even ...
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Why is the mouse pointer so big?

I'm not sure if it is intended, but on my install of Juno, the mouse pointer is obnoxiously large. Generally it's fine, but it's a bit annoying when some non-native (snap, flatpak) apps display the ...
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Strange mouse pointer style when hovering clickable elements

I realized that my pointer style for clicking links, or when hovering clickable stuff is a bit weird. But I don't remember if it has been like that since the beginning. Is this style the default one? ...
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How can I get an Apple Magic Mouse2 to scroll?

I'm using Juno and Kernel 4.18 and I would like to get my Magic Mouse2 scrolling working. So far everything I have tried has failed to get the Magic Mouse2 to use the hid_magicmouse kernel driver. It ...
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Bluetooth Keeps Getting Turned Off at Wake up

After sometime of my desktop being suspended, if I wake up the machine, bluetooth is turned off. I need to plug a usb mouse to reenable bluetooth via the indicator and then I can use my devices as ...
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How can I disable Tap to Click?

how can I disable tap to click on the elementary os? I've tried disabling it from the "Mouse & Touchpad" menu on Settings but it doesn't work.
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Videos stop, but audio keeps going until I move my mouse

Like said in the title. Whenever I am on DataCamp watching a video or just YouTube. After I let the mouse alone, the video stops and the audio keeps going until I move my muse and the video instantly ...
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Touchpad Locks After Inactivity Period [duplicate]

I have a Compaq 21N121AR Laptop and this is my problem: After I make a mouse movement and my finger leaves the mouse touchpad, my touchpad goes in a kind of "Sleep Mode" and it takes a few "swipes" to ...
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copy on mouse highlight in terminal app

Is there some way to enable copying text when selecting text via the mouse in the terminal app? The settings dialog in the terminal app only seems to provide a way to select a theme and font size.
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Cannot add Microsoft Precision Mouse (Juno)

I am having trouble connecting my Microsoft Precision Mouse via bluetooth. I have been having this problem ever since I switched from an ubuntu 16.04 based distro to an ubuntu 18.04 based system (...
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Some bugs I found + 'code' related questions

I have downloaded and install elementary OS 5.0 Juno for a few days now and during that time, I think I have noticed some bugs, mostly just minor. For starter, every time you log in to the OS, the ...
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Impossible to disable middle click paste

I am under the impression that the Middle click paste toggle under Mouse settings does not have any effect. Middle click paste works with or without this setting enabled, which is kind of annoying. I'...
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Strange Mouse Issue

About a few days ago, I installed elementary OS on my Lenovo IdeaPad 110 laptop. I also have this monitor, (all the labels are worn off, so I can't identify) which I link using an HDMI to VGA cable. ...
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Firefox Context Menus are weird and don't work correctly

I'm having an issue where I right click and as soon as I release the button, it selects the option where the mouse is like I left-clicked. Also, context menus are appearing in the middle of where my ...
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Focus window by mouse hover

Hello I was moved to ElementaryOS from i3wm with Ubuntu and I am accustomed that the windows gain focus when I hover it by mouse instead of click. For me, with multi-monitors, that's really useful. ...
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Mousewheel not working after starting

I installed elementary OS some time ago and I must say I really like the 'flow' of it. Although I have unfortunately some technical issues. One of them is the mouse. My Problem: When I start the PC ...
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Touchpad doesn't work with keyboard

How to disable touchpad stop when typing? I know how to do it on Ubuntu, but there are other settings and this item no.
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Mouse pointer bounces around when using touchpad

Hello I just installed Elementay OS and I am running into a problem when using touchpad. My mouse point is shaky when I am using touchpad. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 3000. This does not work: Shaky ...
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Middle mouse button

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to use the middle mouse button to scroll in eos loki? Normally by clicking the middle button (the scroll wheel) it will allow me to scroll up and down the page ...
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Strange Mouse movement issue

I've just installed Loki and I'm getting very strange mouse movement behavior. Touchpad works fine, but if I want to use my Logitech M310 mouse.. well it's not usable. I can move the mouse pointer to ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity?

I'm using elementary OS 4.0.1. Below is the output of xinput list-props <id>. Acceleration speed is set on 1.0, but it is still slow. I tried to use xset m 2 1, but it gives nothing :( Device '...
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Mouse Pointer Lag issue

i have installed latest elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki and was doing bit of searching about tips and tricks for getting tweaks but in the process got a very annoying problem. i have a wireless mouse. when i ...
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50-synaptics.config file missing

I recently switched from Ubuntu to elementary OS and my right click on my laptop doesn't work. I used to solve this in Ubuntu by editing the 50-syaptics.config file. I would like to edit the 50-...
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Mouse buttons become unresponsive

For the past couple of days, I have noticed that my mouse buttons will stop working and not allow me to click on anything. I have found that anytime I try to click on a separate window, Applications, ...
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Mouse buttons stop working

I've done a clean install of Loki on an old Compaq laptop. Whenever it has been running for a bit the mouse buttons stop working. The mouse still moves fine, just the clicks do nothing. It happens on ...
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Disable Three Tap Paste Gesture

i've installed libinput-gestures to get OS X-like gesture for switching workspaces. Sometimes some previously copied text gets pasted randomly in the current workspace, after the three finger swipe up ...
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Wireless Mouse and keyboard combo freezing randomly for a few seconds

The issue Every few minutes the mouse frezees in it's place, or they keyboard stops responding. this lasts for around 2 or 3 seconds, and returns to normal. The keyboard does the same thing, but if ...
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Logetich M705 Wheel Tilt not functioning

I recently switched from my antiquated Keyboard and Mouse set (EasyCall Desktop) to the MK710, which uses the M705 mouse. Previously, the side tile on the wheel would function as normal on the old ...
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libinput/kernel Update Screwed my pointer accel/threshold

So I just got the update to kernel 4.10 and now the touchpad sensitivity has been severely reduced and feels, I can only describe as, sloppy. It now lacks precision and I can't adjust that. Is there ...
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Vertical scroll wheel not working on logitech mx master

My vertical wheel does nothing in cases where I expect it to scroll, like in a web browser. It might have something to do with the fact I ran this command to disable my middle click: xmodmap -e "...
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How do I set “button 2” of mouse to “show desktop”

My middle mouse button (the scroll wheel pressed down), after turning off the gnome-tweak middle click is paste, shows as button 2 in xev: ButtonPress event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x3400001,...
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Paste with middle mouse stop working

I used to paste clicking the middle mouse button but it has stopped working since some days. Why? Can I reactivate it?
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Bluetooth mouse not working even is connected, paired, trusted

I have new ASUS ZenBook UX410UA and Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse. I was able to pair, connect and trust Bluetooth mouse, but it mostly doesn't work. Sometimes mouse works only few seconds ...
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My mouse pointer seems to lag visually, leaving cursor 'foot prints'

These 'footprints' seem to disappear after some time but it happens regularly. Any idea what i should look into? lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core ...
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Pantheon not responding to mouse clicks

I think I have a similar problem to this post, but not sure Pantheon Desktop shell unresponsive / hang / freeze when using kodi I was doing some work on my Loki desktop on Sunday but had some kind ...
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How to simulate middle mouse click in Loki?

The middle click button of the mouse I use is broken, so I'd like to simulate it by pressing left and right mouse buttons at the same time. In Freya, I could do: xinput set-prop "Wireless Optical ...
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Slow trackpad: finetuning and sensitivity/speed/accelation configuration

I have set the speed of my trackpad to max in the system settings. However, the trackpad is still quite slow. In essence, I have to move my finger around quite a lot to get from one end of the screen ...
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Touchpad shaking

I really love elementary OS, but there is a really annoying bug where the mouse shakes when I use my track pad. It's not a defective track pad, I have installed Ubuntu Mate and had no problems with ...
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How to get mac like gestures in loki?

I want mac's gestures feature . I know my touchpad is multitouch supported but I kind of have problems using touchegg . So pls tell me which software or which way can I use multitouch gestures for ...
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Unexpected flickering mouse and constant clicking

I have installed Elementary recently and all works wonderful. I only fight with this issue. The cursor or mouse arrow is clicking constantly for a while. Then it mostly stops for a minute and comes ...