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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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 ...
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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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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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Middle click on touchpad no longer works

The touchpad on my laptop is the kind without separate buttons, but distinguishes left clicks (by clicking bottom left corner) from right clicks (by clicking bottom right corner). The problem is, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Features 'reveal pointer' does not work, whereas previously functioning properly [closed]

Features 'reveal pointer' does not work, whereas previously functioning properly. #loki
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Having trouble with mouse pointer dissapearing after login [duplicate]

There's a recent bug for ubuntu based distros which have Intel graphics boards. You can read description here, but basically mouse pointer dissapears after login https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+...
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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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I can't pair my Apple Mouse and Keyboard

How to add my Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard to OS? In Device Search doesn't recognize any of device.
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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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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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Left and right click on panel icons shows the same context-menu that works only if clicked with the same mouse button that triggered the menu

Unlike in panels that look similar from other desktops (Ubuntu Unity, Cinnamon, etc), left and right clicking the panel icons shows the same menu options. This is true for 'systray' icons of all ...
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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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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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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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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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“Stuck” in drag mode [closed]

My cursor frequently gets "stuck" in drag mode. For example, I'll start dragging a window header or border, but when I release the mouse button, the cursor will keep dragging. It's as if Elementary ...
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Mouse acceleration off (REVISION IT) [closed]

I have mouse with good dpi, at Windows settings I can make sensitivity real slow. But in Ubuntu and Elementary settings when I put the slowest value it is not help, the mouse has fast moving anyway. ...
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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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How Allow Central buttom mouse for vertical scrolling [closed]

with windows 10, i hold the central bottom of the mouse and i can scroll up and down pages with mouse movement. With elementary os i don't know how allow this functionality. Someone can help me?
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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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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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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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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 dont like ...
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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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Invisible area (size and position of notifications) prevents interaction with any windows/menus [closed]

After some time it occurs that i have a non-interact able area on my elementary OS Freya desktop. The problem is demonstrated in a short video with indicating mouse clicks: https://www.youtube.com/...
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How to fix huge mouser cursor after installing NVIDIA drivers? [closed]

After installing NVIDIA drivers mouse cursor is changing it's size depends on object under cursor. And it is huge (looks like about 3 times bigger than normal).
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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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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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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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Touchscreen & Stylus on HP 2740p

How to enable touchscreen and stylus input after installing elementary on my HP EliteBook 2740p? Thank you.
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Magic mouse connection issues

I have a magic mouse that came with my iMac and I've been having issues with it on elementary OS. The greatest problem is that it disconnects way too often. My mouse also moves way too fast, even at ...
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Universal Access Zoom In/Out [closed]

I have been trying for hours to get the Universal Access Zoom In/Out feature to work. I have used several different key combinations but it just wouldn't work. I got the zoom in to work with ⌘+F1; ...
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Mouse wheel button not shown in CP, and non-standard behaviour if Firefox

Hi there Freya does not work but using Linux Mint my mouse wheel is available in the CP. When using FF I press and hold, and expect it to scroll page up/down according to mouse movement when held down....
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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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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 ...