Questions tagged as ['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. Only use for hardware issues.
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Andrek_ M avatar
Mouse stops working
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Sometimes my mouse stops working (SPC LIX). I have tried updating upgrading but it still does happen. I'm on ubuntu 20.04

PC specs: i7 11gen 16GB RAM SPC LIX mouse

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Serge Rogatch avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 starts drag&drop too soon
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Is there a way to increase the delay (the time the left mouse button must be pressed before starting drag&drop) distinguishing between a click and drag&drop? I often click on something, but Ubuntu 20.04 starts drag&drop.

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Gian Lucca avatar
Mouse not working after resume from suspend ubuntu 20.04.3
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The only way to make the usb mouse work again is to unplug the usb cable and plug it again, is there any solution to this?

Desktop Dell Optiplex 3020

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Grant avatar
21.04 Multiple monitor mouse jumps out of Steam gaming window
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I'm trying to play ARK on Linux on my triple monitor setup (game window only on center monitor). I'm running XUbuntu 21.04 with a 3060ti. The center monitor is set as my primary monitor. Whenever I open my in game inventory or the game menu my mouse immediately jumps to the center of my right monitor. I then have to drag it back into the ARK game window.

I have tried setting "click to focus" and  ...

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user296662 avatar
How do I set "focus follows mouse" in Ubuntu-Mate 20.04LTS?
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I read several past entries about "focus follows mouse" in these pages, but I could not find an answer that helped me. Many answers are for older versions, and others are for Ubuntu flavors other than Mate. These previous answers list tools and programs to do this which I could not find in Ubuntu-Mate menus.

In had expected to be able to do this using Mate Tweak, but it does not even mention mo ...

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Mouse sometimes not working
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Sometimes when I boot into my Ubuntu system (dual boot) the pointer doesn't move when I move the mouse. The lights on the mouse work so it is enabled. When I reboot Ubuntu it most of the times works again. So it is completely random when it will work or not. I have a Logitech G Pro mouse that connects wireless to a USB dongle. Any idea what could cause this? On my Windows system I never have this proble ...

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Averias avatar
USB Keyboard suddenly worked wronly and unconfigured laptop keyboard and mouse
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I've been using an external USB keyboard and mouse on a Lenovo E480 laptop for more than two years with ubuntu 19 and then 20 without any issue, a few days ago, suddenly both keyboards and mouse start behaving strangely.


  • If I select a portion on test in the Text Editor, for instance, then I am not able to unselect it by clicking outside the selected area
  • If I click on the icon for an opened  ...
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Ronin Hunter avatar
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 21.04
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So I've bought a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 and installed Ubuntu 21.04 on it. While a Mouse works just fine, the Touchpad does not. I've tried numerous methods I've found on YouTube and different forums. I edited a lot of things in grub and updated it, rebooted the laptop and also tried the kernel method but unfortunately nothing works. I don't know if I should reinstall Ubuntu, try an older version or try ...

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Trunk avatar
How To Stop My Mouse Acting Like A Superkey
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I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

If there's any roughness on the desk surface, sometimes even if the mouse is moved suddenly, it defocusses my active screen and shows all other open windows - just like hitting the Super (Windows) key.

It's tediously annoying as it so often happens at a point where I have an idea and want to try something -- not the time for interruption !

Can anyone suggest a means of disa ...

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Laurent Dhont avatar
Screenshot open select element crashes mouse interaction with ubuntu's UI
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How to replicate:

  1. Open a select element on a website
  2. Try to take a screenshot using Ctrl + Shift + PrtSc
  3. Try to use your mouse to do anything else except for the browser window

You cannot switch applications using your mouse. You cannot do anything with your mouse except in that browser process.

I am 90% certain that this is the same case with all browsers.

The only fix I found was rebooting th ...

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Lara Saney avatar
Ubuntu(20.04) requires keyboard input from bluetooth mouse-joystick (without keyboard), for connecting the second time. First connect worked
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I bought a simple joystick, with just a 360° steering stick and a button on it, to control my PC while watching movies. First connect worked like a charm out of the box, but after shut down and start up of the computer at the next day, my ubuntu suddenly wants that I type some Numbers and hit enter on my mouse-only joystick, to connect it.

There pops up a UI Dialog with the follwing:

Please ente ...

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Mitchell avatar
Mouse not working on Acer Aspire 5-43 under Ubuntu 21.04
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I'm taking a look at this laptop for a friend. She installed Ubuntu 21.04 over the Windows installation and everything seems to be working with one exception. The mouse, whether touchpad or external, doesn't move the pointer. It stays stuck in the lower left corner.

I've tried installing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics, I can't find anything in the BIOS that seems to apply to the touchpad. I'm prett ...

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Pratyaksh Singh avatar
Screen flickering and slow response to mouse moves
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I am new to linux and I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell device which uses intel i3 processor with Intel hd graphics 5500.

The machine was working well for a month and then suddenly yesterday I started seeing a flicker on the screen with purple horizontal line on top and when I press a key or move my mouse it takes some time for the screen to update.

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David Powell avatar
Frequent Hard Lockups
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I have suddenly (in the past couple of days) begun experiencing hard lockups on my laptop. When this happens, neither the mouse, keyboard, or display respond. This seems to always happen when I am typing - the keystrokes I type don't appear on the screen until I move the mouse, then it rapidly catches up. Every dozen or so times this happens, the mouse won't move and the characters won't appear and I ha ...

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Problem with two-finger scrolling on the touchpad
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When I scroll vertically, it scrolls horizontally in parallel. It is impossible to slide two fingers down in the table, so that there is no horizontal scrolling. This was not the case before. I want to make sure that when I scroll down in the table, the screen does not move a little to the right / left. That is, I want both horizontal and vertical scrolling to be available, but when calling one, the sec ...

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Wejdene avatar
Mouse detection
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My mouse suddenly stop working like it is freezing , it happens sometimes but when i unplug it and plug it again it works but this time it does not work at all

information about mouse : wired through a USB , optical

I recently deleted some packages through sudo apt autoremove command and here is the list :

gir1.2-xkl-1.0:amd64 (5.4-4), python3-icu:amd64 (2.4.2-0ubuntu3), libllvm9:amd64 (1:9.0.1-12) ...
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W. Stalin R. avatar
Logitech Mouse Stopped Working Properly
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I am using a Logitech MX Vertical Advance mouse and a Logitech wireless keyboard, each using it's own receiver (dongle). Both receivers are plugged in to a USB switch which is connected to my laptops: 1 Ubuntu (18.04.5 LTS) and 1 Windows (Win10). Everything was working perfectly on both laptops (absolutely no problems here).

Yesterday, using the Logitech Unifying Software (Win10 machine), I paired bo ...

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Trafalgar Law avatar
Remapping gaming mouse buttons to key combinations
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I have Razer Deathadder Elite gaming mouse. I wanted to remap its two side buttons so that I would be able to switch between workspaces. I have seen this: Remapping mouse buttons to keyboard keys, but could not figure out how to map the buttons to key combinations (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+Up and Ctrl+Alt+Down).


Looked at this: How to bind mouse buttons to keys? Tried adding the code below to .xbindkey ...

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Douglas avatar
How to make cursor visible on start up 20.04 without using the mouse?
cn flag

This question was asked for an older version at: Make cursor visible after startup without moving the mouse

However the answer doesn't work and I can't add a comment there because of being new here.

I use Unified Remote instead of a mouse so the cursor being hidden on startup leaves the computer unusable unless I plug a mouse in and move it.

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alexionut05 avatar
How to add support for Magic Mouse 2 on Kubuntu?
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I am currently trying to make my Magic Mouse 2 work on my system (Kubuntu 20.04). The mouse is detected under the bluetooth section, but only moving and clicking works, there is no support for scrolling or any other touch-related gestures. Also, another issue I had is that on restart it doesn't automatically turn on every single time, but that's a lesser issue.

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HisDudeness47 avatar
Mouse and keyboard lag in 21.04
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Getting a very strange mouse and keyboard lag/choppiness/stuttering after using my computer for a while on 21.04, typically with a lot of browser tabs and Discord/Telegram open, but this shouldn't be an issue. My CPU, memory, and disk load is still low. New computer (Gigabyte B450M DS3H mobo, Ryzen 3400g, 32gb ram). I have a wireless keyboard and mouse but those aren't the issue either because the same  ...

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alabamatoy avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 desktop horrible video and mouse on Firefox
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I have an old reliable workstation that was 16.04 until a couple weeks ago. I upgraded to 18.04 and then after a few days to 20.04. On both 18 and 20, video in Firefox is horrible, like 1.5 frames per sec, and the mouse is very laggy, move it across the screen and it will disappear and reappear. None of this happened w/ 16.04. Also, none of this occurs in other apps. I thought I had clobbered the m ...

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Shooktija S N avatar
Touchpad is not working at all
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I have an HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec0xxx with Ubuntu 20.04, and its ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad is not working

The touchpad shows up in xinput list, and so does my USB optical mouse, the ID of my mouse (9) is lower than that of the touchpad (12). I think this means that my mouse is registered before the touchpad.
Touchpad also shows up in /cat/proc/input/devices.

I have tried the following solutions -an ...

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hakanerenler avatar
Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS with two monitors, cursor jumps to wrong monitor
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I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.3 with Nvidia GTX 1660 Super GPU and 2 monitors.

1st Monitor : 29" 2560x1080(21:9) wide screen (HDMI) 2nd Monitor : 32" 1920.1080(16:9) normal screen (DISPLAYPORT)

1st monitor is on the left side and assigned as second monitor in the system and 2nd monitor is on the right side as master monitor.

Whe i move the cursor to left screen, it works well. When i move cursor to right moni ...

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EmbeddedCactus avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 mouse glitch at edge of screen
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I recently moved from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and am using a USB display docking station with 2 extra monitors on my Lenovo laptop (E580). The problem is that when I move the mouse to the right side of my leftmost screen the mouse appears at the same point on the screen next to it. It also glitches.

The funny thing is that when I change the order of the screens in the Ubuntu settings t ...

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Nick C avatar
Can't Connect USB Wireless Mouse
ca flag

I am having trouble connecting a wireless USB mouse on Ubuntu 20.04 on both Lenovo Thinkpad and Dell Inspiron. This is a used mouse that I haven't tested on other operating systems. It has batteries and lights up. I have tried holding the button on the bottom for 20+ seconds, as well us clicking it several times. Any suggestions based on the below?

Output of lsusb -vv is this:

Bus 002 Device 007:  ...
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sub avatar
How to fix fast scrolling in Ubuntu 20.04.3 running in hyper-v?
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I am using Ubuntu via hyper-v.. two finger scroll via touchpad is too sensitive (ie) it is too fast for page scroll. I am also not getting touchpad options in settings.

I tried to install and reboot, but no luck

sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

and I ran xinput list I got below output.

⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST  ...
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How to make mouse work as in live version?
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For a long time the mouse stop working as well as when Ubuntu was initially installed with 18.04. I've upgraded and I'm in 21.04 now.

When accessing a live version of 21.04, the mouse behavior is perfect, so I ask if I can copy live config into the installed one, and what exactly should I copy? (in respect to the mouse configuration)

Problems presented are:

The pointer get stuck for a second or so, it get ...

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xIR5_ avatar
Keyboard is not working Why?
ki flag

My keyboard has some keys that are not working like (/ spacebar N B ). Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't.

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Sun Bear avatar
How to switch workspace by scrolling mouse pointer over ubuntu-dock
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I can't seem to be able to switch workspace by scrolling mouse wheel when the mouse pointer is over the dock for Ubuntu 20.04.

To switch workspace by mouse scrolling over the dock: is using default value, i.e. true. But this setting don't seem to work.

To switch workspace when scrolling on the application icon, ...