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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System Settings

system-settingsThis is the preferred technique if it meets your needs. Navigate to SystemSettings > Input Devices > Mouse > Advanced and adjust until you are happy with the results.

System settings

Touchpad settings are shown below for reference.

Touchpad 010Touchpad 020Touchpad 030Touchpad 040Touchpad 050Touchpad 060

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 a cinche. Use the Discover software manager to install or the command-line with sudo apt install solaar.

Xorg config

Marblemouse support is provided through an Xorg configuration (see /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 an xorg.conf.d file for your specific mouse device.

Troubleshooting

Content will be added as needed.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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