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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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Does anyone know how to make the mouse scrollwheel go faster?
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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

My laptop has the ability to read up to 4-finger gestures, but the functionality to map and use those gestures isn't included in Elementary OS. Is there any way I can do this?
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How to change the window manager's mouse click actions?

When I click with the middle button of the mouse on a window, it goes to the bottom of the stack, and two clicks on the window bar maximize it. Can we change that? or even disable? some background: ...
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How to automatically disable touchpad when USB mouse connected

I have had difficulties trying to get the touchpad to automatically turn off when a USB mouse is connected and enable when it is disconnected. I haven't had success with touchpad-indicator. I have ...
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Bind mouse buttons to switch between windows

I just bought a new mouse with more buttons than my old one. While they work fine and I can navigate back and forth with the thumb buttons, I would like to know if I can somehow change thumb buttons ...
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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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Can I set Mouse Acceleration / Precision mode?

Is there a way to set the cursor displacement dependent on mouse velocity? This is called mouse acceleration in most environments. Some call it precision-mode, which is the slow extreme of the speed ...
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Touchpad fast scroll possible?

I just installed ElementaryOS on my Macbook Air, and so far I'm liking it. There is one thing which really annoys me though. In Ubuntu (or OSX) when I'm on a large website or in a large text ...
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Shaky mouse pointer when using touchpad

I have an issue with shaky mouse pointer when I'm using touch pad, but only when I'm using one finger. It doesn't happen when I use: two fingers to scroll (cursor doesn't move, but I can scroll up ...
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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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Rechange hotkey from keyboard to mouse

If press "Win+W" or "Win+A", it opens a multitasking view. How rechange this hotkey to mouse key? Exp "LeftClick + RightClick" or "Middle Button + Right".
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make 3 fingers tap in mousepad equal to middle button mouse click

In other distros like Ubuntu Gnome, when I tap with 3 fingers in my notebook's touchpad, it pastes the clipboard content (same behaviour as middle button in a mause), with elementary I've found that ...
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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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How can I increase the mouse cursor size?

How can I make the size of the mouse cursor bigger in Freya .3.1 ?? Any help would be appreciated. Just beyond a total noob. I do know that in Linux Mint Cinnamon this is easily doable but I don't ...
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How do I remove copy/paste touchpad controls from elementary OS Loki?

After installing elementary OS Loki on my laptop (Lenovo Flex 3), when I press towards the middle of the click bar on my touchpad, it will copy or paste depending on the location. I've gone into ...
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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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Control pointer using keyboard on Freya

How can I control pointer using keyboard instead of mouse on elementary OS Freya? Universal Access > Pointing and Clicking > Mouse keys (turn on) ... yeah it works but pointer's speed is ridiculously ...
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Clickable mouse location shifts [closed]

I'm being plagued by an issue in Freya whereby the clickable zone associated with an item moves up and left. By this I mean, for example, in Chromium the tabs have crosses to click in order to close ...
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How can I stop my mouse double-clicking when I only click once?

Mostly a single click will act like two clicks. For example: I want to go back one page on a web-browser but go back two or I have word processor open and want to open the drop down menu to change ...
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Mouse cursor invisible after installing Parallel Tools

After installing Parallel tools, the mouse pointer is not visible but works if I click. Can I re-enable it via Terminal?
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How to fix elementaryOS touchpad problem

I am running elementary OS freya which is based on Ubuntu 14.04, I have a lenovo U41-70 laptop. My horizontal mouse movement is fine but to bring the mouse from top of the screen to the bottom (...
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Touchpad quit working after update

A couple of days ago I updated elementary OS through the software updater, and after restarting the laptop, the touchpad no longer worked. The mouse would not move from the center of the screen. First,...
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How can I switch workspaces using the mouse wheel?

IIRC, in Luna it was possible to switch workspaces using the mouse wheel, as in Xfce. (Edit: That is, simply by scrolling the wheel on any point of the desktop not covered by a window.) Is it possible ...
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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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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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How to disable the touchpad when mouse plugged in? - Loki & Freya

I had previously posted instructions for this that worked for Freya on: How to automatically disable touchpad when USB mouse connected Given that Loki uses libinput intead of synaptic drivers, that ...
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Why does the mouse pointer move as if it is on a block of ice?

I have been trying out elementary OS on a HP stream 11 laptop and it is working great, but what is the deal with the mouse pointer? I am using a USB corded mouse (but have also tried the trackpad) and ...
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Alps touchpad not recognized

I had an issue while trying the live version of elementary OS Freya: My touchpad (an alps touchpad) won't work as a touchpad really but is recognized as a mouse, so I can't use gestures for example ...
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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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Trying to install Elementary OS, cannot click

I am attempting to install OS Luna elementary to replace my busted Windows 10 OS. However, I have encountered a very vexing problem - I am in the installation stage and cannot click anything. I can ...
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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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SynPS/2 Synaptic Touchpad gone crazy

I recently installed elementaryOS on Lenovo B50-45 laptop, the arrow of the SynPS/2 Synaptic touchpad moves on its own and the touchpad seems to be used by two people at once. No it's not a ghost 😂. ...
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elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 Mouse Problems [closed]

I have installed elementary OS 0.3.1. I notice that I need to press my mouse buttons very hard to make it work. I can move the cursors around the screen smoothly with no problems, but the main problem ...
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Mouse slightly offset by 3 pixels up and 1 pixel left (pointer image) [closed]

I noticed that the mouse was slightly offset when trying to click gui components. I decided to test it and it turns out that the pointer is actually offset by 3 pixels up and 1 pixel left. I tested ...
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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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Missing Cursor after standby [duplicate]

I am having an issue where since doing some recent updates, not sure which, when I come back after a while and my laptop comes back from standby I can no longer see my cursor. It is still there and I ...
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Touchpad two finger scrolling won't turn on

Every time i turn on the two finger scrolling in the system settings, it wont turn on and when i close the system settings the two finger scrolling setting unchecks itself. Everything worked fine in ...
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Mouse and keyboard unresponsive on login screen; cannot switch to tty

So out of the blue my elementaryOS 5.1 has stopped responding on the login screen. Whereas yesterday everything worked perfectly fine, today I get stuck because both mouse and keyboard stop working ...
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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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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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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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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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Hardware Enablement Stake update make mouuse invisble on Freya

I have reverted back to Freya with a fresh install due to kernel/display incompatibility with Loki on my machine. Now, on Freya, when I updated in response to a warning regarding Hardware Enablement ...
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Firefox cursor information colour black letters

When the cursor is not moving and that frame appears and normally it's black and the letters are white. After the update yesterday it is completely black. I have the default firefox theme, just after ...
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Installation issues on Freya (mouse + window size)

I tried to install Freya (Dual boot with Windows 8.1) on a Dell Precision M3800 (Screen: 3200x1800, Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, wireless logitech mouse). I encountered two problems: The ...
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Horizontal scrolling

I would like to be able to scroll horizontally with my mouse wheel and holding something like Alt. I have had to resort to making the scrollbars fat and fugly in the meantime. Running elementary OS 0....
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Magic mouse connection issues on PC

Similar or same problem as the other folk with "magic mouse connection issues". magic mouse has to be reconnected every time I restart my computer. And it has to be done by "bluetooth settings". If I ...
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Bluetooth stopped working - HERA

Bluetooth is dead. Yesterday it worked, today it's not. I checked common points like: systemctl restart bluetooth cat /etc/bluetooth/main.con ....AutoEnable=true rfkill ID TYPE DEVICE SOFT ...
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The mouse is invisible

I can’t add a photo, as the is no mouse to take a photo of... It appears if I boot in safe mode. ONE of the problems is trying to fix it, without a mouse... Clean install, on a Dell R420. I’ve tried ...
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Primary Buttons issue with fresh install of eOS Hera

I just downloaded the eOS iso today, booted it up, installed it, and it looks great at first. I then restart the computer and find that the system settings for primary button and natural scrolling no ...