Change the acceleration and sensitivity of your touchpad, mouse, and scrollwheel. Map extra keys using xorg config or Solaar.
System 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.
System Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad. If you need to restore the defaults, press the
Defaults button at the bottom left.
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.
To get advanced settings, open a terminal and enter the following:
Now sign out and back in to see the advanced mouse controls as shown below.
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.
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
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