Questions about using, installing, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting mice.

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mouse button #7 not detected by Linux

Under Ubuntu 12.04, the command xev sees all 9 buttons of my mouse, except for n.7, i.e. scroll right. Is there a way to fix this? I don't think it's related to xorg.conf
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How can I enable mouse mode on my graphics tablet?

I recently bought a graphics tablet (Gaomon 8600 Pro+, but it seems to be a rebranded Huion H58L). I want to set it to "mouse mode", i.e. to use relative positioning for the cursor instead of ...
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VirtualBox Debian Jessie guest has invisible mouse after update

After updating the system with apt-get upgrade, the mouse disappeared in my guest environment. I use the guest additions and the other features work (like high resolution X sessions), but my mouse ...
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Thinkpad T420 upper UltraNav keys are not working

I have an issue with an T420. Using the Trackpoint the higher keys are easier to reach, but not working. Only the lower ones respond to clicks, the one with an red circle are not responding. I ...
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My cursor will randomly jump around erratically, in a southwest or northeast direction

Occasionally the cursor on my laptop will leap to either the bottom left corner or the top right, though it prefers to go to the bottom left. It occasionally just slowly slides, and sometimes can't ...
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Giving an rdp session it's own keyboard and mouse

I'm using windows 8 pro on my computer and the client computer. I want to be able to use my computer, with it's keyboard and mouse on monitor #1, while someone else is in an RDP session on monitor ...
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Error code 43, is my mouse dead or is my usb driver installation corrupted?

My old mouse stopped working about an hour ago. I am on a Sony Vaio with Windows 7. I found an error code 43 in the USB panel. I googled it and found instructions to try to restore the connection. ...
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Mouse goes crazy in any game that requires mouse input

I have been gaming recently on my computer. Whenever I move in games like TF2 and Minecraft, and then move the mouse the camera goes crazy. If I don't move or interact with the world, then the mouse ...
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Two middle clicks on touch pad no longer work, but works on USB mouse

Not sure if this is the best StackExchange to ask this on, but my touch pad recently started malfunctioning slightly. I have a Synaptics touchpad, where it has one set of buttons (left, middle, ...
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Keyboard lag & mouse selection issues

A few weeks ago I started experiencing typing lag which is 'somewhat' intermittent. It happens in all programs including browsers & Microsoft Word (though not as often). I also have experienced ...
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Stop Synergy losing focus on “client” when UAC prompted for program installs

Edit: OMG - Really sorry if anyone wasted their time reading through the book I just wrote I thought I would give one last thing a try... Stopped Synergy service running on both machines -> ...
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Keyboard shortcut to jump out of text input box (i.e. to remove input focus)

I use autohotkey to perform a ctrl+home combo when I press my middle mouse button, with the result of jumping to the top of the webpage I'm on. This, however, breaks down if the cursor is inside a ...
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Using Alt-Tab moves mouse to centre of newly focused window

I'm getting used to Linux way of giving focus to a window just by hovering over it with the mouse. I've found it's possible to get the same effect in Windows by changing a byte in ...
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Why is there such disparity in battery life between wireless mice?

When comparing the specifications of wireless mice, the battery life figures I encounter (as reported by both manufacturers and users) can be wildly different, even between similar mice. For example: ...
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How fix my mouse and keyboard from disconnecting. is it the driver or the usb?

I am using a HID-compliant mouse and HID keyboard and they keep disconnecting. I tried every thing like reinstalling them, using msconfig and making a new INFCACHE.1 folder. But nothing works. Do I ...
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USB mouse and keyboard stopped working after plugging in a flash drive

My friend needed to print something so I gave him my flash drive to transfer the files to me so that I could print them. As soon as he plugged the flash drive into his computer, his USB mouse and USB ...
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Set kate shift+mouse wheel scroll to fast scroll through text, not change font size

We just switch from CentOS 5 to Ubuntu 12 and now when I shift scroll the mouse wheel in kate now, it changes the font size. Before it would fast scroll (like page up/down) through the text, which was ...
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Change Gestures on Lenovo N700 Mouse

So Im just starting to use my N700 mouse while waiting for my new Lenovo laptop and I was thinking it would be really nice to be able to change the middle button finger gestures to be able to go back ...
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Want to use right mouse button for caps typing with on-screen keyboard

The on-screen keyboard for Windows 7/8 requires use of the CAPS keys for caps control. Is there a way to right-click on a letter key for it to toggle to the other case from using a left-click? For ...
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Mouse clicks on next song

For a few days I have had an issue where my mouse keeps clicking without me doing so. After a lot of trial and error I believe have found the source of my problem: the "next song" media key on my ...
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USB mouse incredibly slow on brand new laptop

Just purchased a Dell Latitude E6540 with a ~16" screen (Windows 7). The mouse is terribly slow, even after adjusting it in Mouse Properties (Pointer Options -> Motion -> Fastest). To move the mouse ...
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Windows USB keyboard and mouse won't work, PS/2 keyboard does

Everything was functioning properly. I turned my computer off and came back to it a couple of days later to find that the keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows. I am running Windows 7, 64 ...
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What's the practical difference between raising sensitivity and raising DPI?

I recently purchased a mouse. My old one was fixed at 1,000 DPI, so the only way that I could make a mouse more sensitive (i.e., I need to physically move my hand less to move the cursor the same ...
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Invisible mouse pointer when recording screen on a remote PC

What I'm trying to do is record videos on a remote server. The issue is that when I use any other remote control application other than the native windows remote desktop, the mouse pointer is never ...
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My cursor randomly moves to a specific location on my laptop

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop with Windows 8.1. At random times, the cursor moves from where ever it is to a spot about 1 inch above the start button on the laptop screen. This is when my laptop ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...
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Mouse issue while gaming

Background story: So I got a wireless mouse a long time ago. It's a Delux M371. Some time ago the mouse started reacting very slowly and sometimes it just didn't react. I decided that this mouse was ...
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Mouse will not appear on monitor 2

I have 3 monitors set up on a lap top docking station. One of the screens is the laptop and 2 additional monitors. All 3 are working, I think but I can't get the mouse pointer on the 2nd screen
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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VMWare Player Ubuntu Firefox mouse scroll issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Player 6.03. In Firefox, when I click a section on the scroll bar, the bar scrolls all the way to where my mouse is (as if I'm holding down the left click). I would ...
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Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?

I'm looking for an authoritative answer, backed by data. A friend asked me the other day whether he would benefit from plugging his mouse into a USB 3.0 port instead of an available 2.0 port. I ...
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Mouse and keyboard take long time to activate when disks are connected

When booting up Windows 7, my mouse and keyboard (USB) take a small while before they are operational, depending on the number of external hard disk drives connected to the PC during boot (also USB). ...
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Weird Glitch with USB-Powered Mice

thanks for the support! I really do appreciate it. I'm having a weird issue with both the USB mice that I own. OS: Windows 7 It happens through my USB hub and via all of my USB ports. Issue: ...
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Acer Aspire S7 wireless mouse not working, already replaced battery

I only use this mouse when I am travelling, I have another logitec mouse, that is for home use. Last week the house mouse was not showing cursor, it was about a half hour to fix. This week, the ...
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Working KVM switch & wireless keyboard combination? [closed]

Is there a KVM switch that works with a full-size wireless keyboard? The switch must support a DVI monitor with 1920x1200 resolution. Wireless mouse support would be nice, but a wireless keyboard is ...
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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Doesn't “scrollwheelup/down” mapping work in gvim on windows OS?

I tried it all ways to make the mouse buttons ScollWheelUp/Down work in my vim. Checked in all other plugins if there is a conflicting map, no conflicting map. Tried this: :verbose map ...
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Unknown mouse dpi / comparisons [closed]

I have this mouse right here currently: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105164 I am trying to figure out what the dpi of said mouse is, and if that dpi would be the same on ...
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Mouse light doesn't turn off when computer is off

I've bought a Coolermaster devastator bundle with my new PC. When i shut down the computer, the light on the mouse never turns off. The keyboard lights are off. Both peripherals are plugged with USB. ...
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Weird mouse issue with browsers Arch Linux

When I'm browsing my touchpad two finger scroll is "laggy". If I plug a usb mouse, the wheel scroll does not work. It happens with Goole Chrome (from AUR), Chromium and Firefox. Everywhere else in ...
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My mouse fell to the floor

My mouse fell down the table, but it can still be used. However, when I drag / move the mouse, it's sensitivity seems to be not so good, and I cannot move to a place very accurately. I guess nothing ...
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Using a joystick as an alternative for a 3D mouse

I work in an industry that has me working with 3D models often, in software such as Google Sketchup and Cinema4D. I recently got the opurtunity to work with a 3D Mouse (a SpacePilot pro), and found ...
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Mouse acting funny, opening/closing tabs

My mouse is acting funny: In Chrome: Clicking bookmarks will open them in a new tab. Clicking forward/back arrow will open them in a new tab. Clicking tabs will close them. Clicking links acts ...
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Why does my cursor speed slow down when my system is under intense network usage?

On some occasions of computer usage, my mouse acts very strangely. Whenever my computer is under intense network usage (i.e. watching an online video, downloading an application, patching a video ...
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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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Mouse cursor (pointer) changes when using remote desktop?

I have Windows 7 Professional on my laptop. I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my desktop. I often use "Remote Desktop Connection" to access my laptop from my Desktop. Usually this works great. Today, ...
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Mouse is unresponsive when the computer is busy

I've been facing a very annoying problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad T430. Occasionally, when I'm performing some tasks that can use a good amount of CPU time, my mouse becomes highly unresponsive. It ...
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Input devices stop working when playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline

I just downloaded the Battlefield Hardline (BFH) beta only to discover that my mouse and keyboard input freezes every few seconds. It's just the input not the cursor, because in menus the selector ...
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How do I make Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse middle-click on single touch?

I've just got my Arc Touch Mouse. It has a touch panel instead of the wheel. By default you can scroll by swiping your finger on the touch panel. Tapping ends of the panel sends Page Up and Page Down ...
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How to make Windows reverse the direction of the scroll wheel [duplicate]

I work across platforms, using both Mac OS X and Windows [1], and find it frustrating that the scroll wheel on my mouse works in the opposite way on each. I realize that this is because Apple's ...