Touchpad and Mouse
Change Acceleration and Scrolling

Purpose

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

Please read the disclaimer before proceeding. This workflow is updated regularly. Please write authorship with suggestions or requests.

System Settings

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

System settings

Touchpad settings are shown below for reference.

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

IMWheel

See the attached video to discover how to use imwheel to increase mousewheel speed and button mapping. Remember to create an autostart file to apply your settings between logins.

This document shows shows how modify the scroll wheel on the Zowie EC2-a and may be useful for people with similar models.

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 execellent 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 workflow validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always back up your data and test the workflow to determine the correct procedure for you.

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