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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Adjust scroll speed This is based directly on an answer to a similar question on AskUbuntu by user stvn66. I have tested it under elementary OS 0.4 Loki. Unfortunately there is no simple setting to ...
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How can I stop my mouse double-clicking when I only click once?

You can test to see if your mouse is broken by running the following in terminal: xev | grep ButtonRelease You'll see a white box with a black square in it. Click the square. Each time you click you ...
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Universal Access Zoom In/Out

By default, elementary OS has a magnifier that can be used by pressing ⌘++ to zoom in and ⌘+- to zoom out. Note that ⌘ refers to the "Super" key, which on your hardware might have a Windows logo, an ...
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make 3 fingers tap in mousepad equal to middle button mouse click

If you use synaptics driver you will probably have the synclient program installed. In terminal have a look at you current touchpad settings: $ synclient -l You will get a list with many settings. ...
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Shaky mouse pointer when using touchpad

This is a bug reported here if you could contribute your laptop model there for testing purposes. (The issue appears to be that the synaptics driver does not take precedence over the libinput driver.) ...
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How to automatically disable touchpad when USB mouse connected

Edit - This works in Freya NOT Loki Here is my solution for disabling the touchpad in elementary OS when attaching a USB mouse. I created these instructions based on the following websites: https:/...
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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

Be aware that the input stack simply does not support multitouch trackpads right now. You can interpret or simulate gesture support using things like touchegg, but you won't be able to get 1:1 finger ...
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Control pointer using keyboard on Freya

Explanation xkbset can be used to set various options available in the XKB extensions. This includes such things as mousekeys where one can use the numeric pad keys to move the ...
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Mouse cursor invisible after installing Parallel Tools

So here is the solution if you are using Parallels to install ElementaryOS Loki There is no Parallel Tools driver issue. It is just Boot Flag setting. After installation of Parallel Tools, shut down ...
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Firefox Context Menus are weird and don't work correctly

I don't know if this is an firefox bug or not but there are more topics about this Firefox right button on selected text start Inspect Tool not right button menu and Firefox right click issue Also ...
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How to fix elementaryOS touchpad problem

Thanks for providing the necessary information, after a lot of googling and reading bug reports, it seems the main solutions are as follows, I'll start with the easiest although I know you have ...
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Can I set Mouse Acceleration / Precision mode?

I believe there is some form of acceleration by default. At least on my system that seems to be the case. You can use the xset command to experiment with this behaviour. For example, xset m 50 2 ...
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Bind mouse buttons to switch between windows

Although I did install xbindkeys, I did not install xautomation, which allowed me to automate and assign key combinations like alt+tab. For a detailed explanation, you can follow the link posted by ...
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Paste with middle mouse stop working

This is apparently an upstream Ubuntu bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1581088
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Focus window by mouse hover

You can do it by this command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences focus-mode 'sloppy'
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copy on mouse highlight in terminal app

Found solution that works in the terminal app: System Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad -> Clicking -> Middle click paste https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-mouse-touchpad/issues/47
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Alps touchpad not recognized

Reverse Engineered ALPS driver People report successful multitouch support with some alps touchpads when using the driver located at this page. Download that file then in a terminal do the following.....
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Why does the mouse pointer move as if it is on a block of ice?

try installing trackpad software, this solved my problem * cat /proc/bus/input/devices * I had to use a glidepoint driver
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How can I switch workspaces using the mouse wheel?

This is not exact the solution you ask for, but: You can switch workspaces by scrolling on open applications in plank, if they are open in different workspaces and plank is configured to show all ...
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How can I increase the mouse cursor size?

You need to install dconf Editor: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor After, run dconf Editor from applications menu, go to org > gnome > desktop > interface, find position "cursor-size" and ...
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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Unfortunately there is no setting in elementary OS to adjust this. There is a bug over there at Launchpad. A possible solution could be http://www.webupd8.org/2015/12/how-to-change-mouse-scroll-wheel-...
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Touchpad two finger scrolling won't turn on

Have a look here: Two-finger Scroll is not working for my touchpad of ASUS X200MA Maybe you have better luck in terminal...
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Mouse acceleration off (REVISION IT)

You can turn it to 0: xset m 00 Run this whenever you turn your pc on, or disconnect/connect your mouse. You can run it on startup, by adding it as a startup script (guide here): #!/bin/bash xset ...
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How to disable the touchpad when mouse plugged in? - Loki & Freya

Or the far easier method: Install, and run, Dconf-editor. Then do the following: Search (ctrl-f) touchpad When you get to the key org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad Then look in the right ...
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How to simulate middle mouse click in Loki?

I got this working. Firstly I needed to change the property name. Then I could use that with the xinput command inside ~/.profile. Thanks to this Unix Stackexchange answer, I am able to execute the ...
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Pantheon not responding to mouse clicks

I also have the same issue. The mouse becomes completely unresponsive. However i could navigate with keyboard. I found a quick solution. Pressing win + space to open the launcher fixes it for me. At ...
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copy on mouse highlight in terminal app

If I understand correctly, you just want to copy text after highlighting it with a mouse. Correct? You should be able to just alternate-click and select copy. EDIT: 1) A possible solution is to use ...
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How can I disable Tap to Click?

If you have a Synaptics touchpad (which I believe is on most laptops), you can use synclient to modify these settings. To install simply run sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. In this ...

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