Touchpad and Mouse

Make Pointing Easy

Change the acceleration and sensitivity of your touchpad, mouse, and scrollwheel. Map extra keys using xorg config or Solaar.

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Input Devices with System Settings

system-settingsSystem Settings is the preferred and most convenient way to adjust your mouse and trackpad. Click on System Settings > Input Devices to access controls for either.

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Touchpad Settings

system-settingsUse System Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad. If you need to restore the defaults, press the Defaults button at the bottom left.

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Mouse Settings

system-settingsUse System Settings > Input Devices > Mouse. If you need to restore the defaults, press the Defaults button at the bottom left. This will present you with the basic mouse controls as shown below.

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konsoleTo get advanced settings, open a term: inal and enter the following:

echo 'Section "InputClass" Identifier "evdev-mouse" MatchIsPointer "yes" Driver "evdev" EndSection' \ |sudo tee /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/91-evdevmouse.conf

Now sign out and back in to see the advanced mouse controls as shown below.

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IMWheel

This video by Eric Adams shows how to use imwheel to increase mousewheel speed and button mapping. Remember to create an autostart file to apply your settings between logins.

Use Solaar to manage advanced Logitech hardware like the MX Master 3 Mouse and the MX Keys. Solaar makes managing universal USB receivers easy. Use the Discover software manager to install or the command-line with sudo apt install solaar.

Xorg Configuration

Marblemouse support is configured with the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-marblemouse.conf. Other devices may be configured in a similar fashion. See the excellent Arch Linux guide. You may wish to search for a file for your specific mouse device that you can drop into the xorg.conf.d directory.

Troubleshooting

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Disclaimer

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