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Disabling mouse acceleration in X.Org (Linux)

This is the Linux version of my Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X question. Hopefully I'll get an answer this time. I am tired of mouse acceleration and want to have a completely linear mouse ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond limits in Windows Regedit?

I want to increase mouse sensitivity beyond the limits set in Windows 7 Control Panel. I found various mouse sensitivity settings in regedit under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse. Can I ...
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How can I reverse mouse movement (X & Y axis) system-wide? (Win 7 x64)

Short Version I'm looking for a way to reverse the X and Y mouse axis movements. The computer is running Windows 7, x64 and Logitech SetPoint 6.32. I would like a system-level, permanent fix; such ...
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Focus Follows Mouse or Sloppy Focus on Mac OS X

"Focus follows mouse" or "sloppy focus" is a feature common to X11 window managers on Linux/Unix, including GNOME, KDE, CDE, XFCE and window managers like Enlightenment, Fluxbox and Window Maker. It ...
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Multi-monitors and the corners of the screen

I currently have two monitors (let's call them "left" and "middle" - you'll see why in a sec), and would love three (let's call it "right"). However, I often will throw the mouse-cursor up to the ...
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Disable trackpad when mouse is plugged in - Windows 7 Macbook Pro

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Macbook Pro. I would like the trackpad to be disabled when I plug in a USB mouse. Is this possible?
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Logitech mouse driver alternative for Mac OS X

I've had my Logitech MX Revolution for several years now, and I still like it a lot. However, when I first installed the software that came with it, Logitech's drivers required Application Enhancer ...
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How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox?

The "mouse integration" feature in Virtualbox is pretty handy in most cases, but I need to have it disabled. Unfortunately, it looks like I have to press Host+I at every boot of the virtual machine. ...
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Middle-click on Lenovo laptop

I just got myself a new Lenovo T400 laptop and I'm quite enjoying it. However, I'm kind of a middle click junky, it gets used on my desktop probably more than Right-click. Anyway, on other laptops I ...
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Autohotkey … modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed?

Is there any way (using autohotkey or not) to create a shortcut (two, actually) for modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed ? I have two mices, and one touchpad, which I use alternatively ... and ...
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Is there a Win7 shortcut to position mouse in center of primary screen?

I have a three monitor set up on Windows 7 and I sometimes lose track of where my cursor is. Is there any Windows shortcut to reset the mouse position? I'm guessing there is not, but might there be a ...
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tmux — any way to enable scrolling, but not selection?

I like that when mode-mouse is on in tmux, I can scroll through the buffer, but I don't like that I can't copy stuff to my OS clipboard by selecting it (as when tmux is disabled). Question: Is there ...
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Is Instant Viewer only available for Microsoft mice?

I need to replace my discontinued mouse. I'm looking at non-Microsoft brands (like Razer), but I think the lack of Instant Viewer might be a show-stopper for me. Is this a Microsoft Mouse only ...
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Two pointing devices, Windows 7

I want to connect a mouse and a tablet to the same computer. I want the mouse's cursor to be separate from the cursor used by the tablet. Is there a way to make two pointing devices control two ...
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Disable touch pad for mouse button region on new HP pavillion models?

i bought a new hp pavillion dv6 series laptop. the laptop itself is fine but it has the new hp touchpad mouse which i absolutely hate. its such a stupid problem to have with a computer. the left and ...
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Is it possible to lock the mouse to one screen?

I have a dual-screen setup, but it bogs me that whenever I play a 3d game and want to scroll somewhere by touching the edge of the screen with the cursor, it moves to the next screen. The ...
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Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac?

I've got a Mac Mini as my home entertainment machine, and I'm currently using a regular wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I don't really have a great mousing surface, so I'd like to use something ...
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How to restore mouse pointer in Gnome

Sometimes the image of the mouse pointer will get corrupted. I can still use the mouse but because the image is corrupted it is somewhat difficult. How can I get the mouse pointer back without logging ...
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Setting mouse sensitivity per device in Windows 7?

Is there any way (built-in or 3rd party application) to set per-device mouse sensitivity settings in Windows 7? Two mice behave differently and constantly need to switch sensitivities when switching ...
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How do I repair my Logitech Anywhere MX?

My Anywhere Mouse has got mushy mouse button syndrome. That is, the left mouse button feels a little bit soft, and it easily double clicks, let's go when I drag something. Before I repair it at home, ...
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Windows 7: Close on middle-click of taskbar icon?

I'm used to middle-clicking tabs in Firefox, and finding myself instinctively middle-clicking taskbar icons, expecting it to close them, and annoyed when it opens a new instance instead. Is there ...
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How to disable my netbook's touchpad when a usb mouse is connected

This is the first computer I have ever bought and I couldn't bring it home without a mouse of its own. I'm trying to disable the touchpad but the only option I find is by uninstalling the drivers, ...
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Logitech SetPoint software button remapping

My Logitech G5 Laser mouse has 9 buttons but it's SetPoint software only allows 5 of them to be used as "mouse buttons" and the remaining 4 can only be assigned special windows functions (Forward, ...
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md5sum via right click in ubuntu

Is there an extension or script to calculate a file's md5 hash using the right click of the mouse in Ubuntu ?
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How to Disable Right-Click in Windows XP / Windows 7?

What is the least invasive way (read: least amount of modification to the OS; or least invasive software or utility) to disable the right-click ability of a pointing device in Windows XP and/or ...
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Make the middle mouse button behave as a double-click in Windows 7?

What is the best, lightest-weight way to make the middle mouse button (i.e. clicking the scroll wheel) behave as a double-left-click in Windows 7? I want this to be universal, so that other programs ...
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The mouse pointer in my Ubuntu VM has turned into a little hand with a document, and clicks are ignored. How do I get out of this mode?

The mouse pointer in my Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS VM (running in VMware Fusion) has changed into a little hand holding a document. It doesn't show up in screen-shots. All mouse clicks (left or right) are ...
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How to scroll in browser with Logitech Trackman Marble?

I have a Logitech Trackman Marble and I really love it. I spend a lot of time on web browser and code editors. I was wondering if there could be a feature like when I press Option Key the trackball ...
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Mouse side-buttons and keyboard browser buttons are reversed

A local overstock store had a sale on a wireless mouse/keyboard set, so I got one. It is very similar to the (cheap Chinese) kind available on eBay. It works fine except that the two side buttons ...
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Windows 8 hides cursor when mouse is unplugged

I have a Windows 8 desktop, Mac Mini, two monitors, and a KVM. The KVM has two settings: Setting 1 Monitor 1 -> Windows 8 desktop Monitor 2 -> Windows 8 desktop USB Mouse -> ...
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Windows 7 scroll wheel settings are lost after resume from sleep

After my Windows 7 resumes from sleep, the mouse scroll wheel settings that specify the number of lines are always set to 1. I have this set to 5, but it changes to 1 after every resume from sleep. ...
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In Mac OS X 10.6, is there a way to disable the trigger that shows the dock when the mouse is at the edge of screen?

I would still like to use the dock and toggle show/hide with the default keyboard shortcut, but just take the mouse trigger out of the equation completely. I know similar questions have been asked ...
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USB port not recognising mouse on first bootup

On a computer here when first powered on the USB wired mouse is not recognised. The light under the mouse is not lit up. Other usb hub's and keyboards work fine. Disconnecting it and reconnecting it ...
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Software to move mouse to centre of newly focused window

With the 4 monitor setup that I use one of the pitfalls is that I spend a lot of time moving the mouse cursor across 2 or more screens at a time. I would like a piece of software for WinXP that when ...
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Mouse wheel scroll setting spontaneously changes

On my ThinkPad R500 running Windows Vista 64-bit, in the Mouse control panel, I have Vertical Scrolling set to scroll 3 lines per notch, which is the default. At random times, it gets changed to 1 ...
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Use a touchscreen as a keyboard and mouse for a desktop

Is there a program or utility that allows me to connect a touchscreen to my desktop PC and use it as a keyboard input device? My plan is to upgrade the screen on my laptop, pair the old screen with a ...
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Mouse freezes over and over again for 3 seconds on Ubuntu 10.04

since today I have the problem that (only) my mouse freezes twice or three times a minute for 2-3 seconds. I'm not sure if it is coincidence but it has begun since I installed VirtualBox. Before I was ...
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Problems with the Wireless mouse/ USB ports in Windows 7

I have a Wireless Microsoft Mouse on a Windows 7(64-bit) PC, and a normal PS2 keyboard attached to it. The problem is with Wireless mouse which stops working frequently (every 2-3 weeks). Initially ...
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Is it possible to turn off mouse middle button light?

I'm using a CD-R King M series mouse. Is there some way I can turn off the middle mouse button light? My computer runs Windows 7.
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How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond normal limit?

It's one faster. My office PC (DELL) runs WinXP. It has an el-cheapo DELL laser mouse. I find that maximum mouse sensitivity in Control Panel is not fast enough for me. Is there a way to take my ...
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Why is my mouse pointer twitching? [duplicate]

I don't know if you've ever experienced such a behavior from your mouse pointer but it's happened to me several times. The thing is, when I buy a brand new mouse, everything is fine for some time ...
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Mouse in screen(1) on the Linux console?

How can I use the mouse in GNU screen on the Linux console? I would expect this to have to go via gpm, but that doesn't seem to happen by default, even if the curses library does link to libgpm. (This ...
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Emulate middle mouse click on a two button mouse in Windows 7

I have a mouse with only two buttons but I still need to use the middle mouse click for some programs. Is there a way to emulate the middle mouse click (e.g. by adding a keyboard shortcurt) in Windows ...
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Mouse button gets “stuck” down in VMWare guest OS

I'm using 64-bit Fedora 13 on 64-bit VMWare Workstation 7.1 (on Windows 7 Pro) and I'm having an issue with the mouse button. Everything works just fine unless I click and drag off the guest OS ...
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How can I permanently disable the Dell Pointstick?

I am using a Dell Latitude E6520, with a pointstick. I've tried disabling the pointstick, and disabling tap-to-click on the pointstick within the Dell touchpad control panel (screenshot below), but ...
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CPU Whine with USB mouse inserted while on battery

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 that emits a high pitched whine from the top lefthand area of the keyboard when a 2.4ghz wireless USB mouse is inserted. The sound is a lot louder while on battery ...
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Why does the mouse always move to the bottom left?

In the course of doing stuff on the computer, the mouse always moves, by itself, to the bottom left of the screen - I'd say several times in the course of an hour. I thought this might be an issue ...
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Can I plug a keyboard into a PS2 port labeled for a mouse?

I have an old laptop with a PS2 port and it has a mouse symbol on it. Does this mean I can only plug a mouse into this port and will a keyboard work?
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How to disable the laptop touchpad driver?

I want to disable the driver for my touchpad. It is called "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". If I go to properties the disable button is grayed out. There is also no option to disable in the context menu if I ...