Change the acceleration and sensitivity of your touchpad, mouse, and scroll wheel. Map extra keys using xorg config or Solaar.
System Settings is the preferred and most convenient way to adjust your mouse and touchpad. Click on
System Settings > Input Devices to access controls for either.
System Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad to adjust the touchpad settings. If you need to restore the original settings, press the
Defaults button at the bottom left.
Some Focus laptops like the M2 GEN 5 and Ir14 GEN 1 use simpler
Libinput touchpad settings. While this appears less capable than the
Synaptics interface shown in the next section, we found it to be a better choice for these models. Specifically, we found the touchpad was less prone to accidental clicks while still retraining the features most users want. If you would like to try the Synaptics settings instead, can install the driver as shown below. Uninstall the driver to revert to
Other Focus laptops use the
Synaptics touchpad settings shown below. As above, use
System Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad to access the settings. If you need to restore the original settings, press the
Defaults button at the bottom left.
If you wish, you may try the simpler
Libinput touchpad settings as discussed in the prior section.
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:
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 scroll wheel 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.
Logitech Trackman Marble mouse 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
Q: My Logitech MX Master 3 wireless mouse is jerky or stuttering. Sometimes the cursor takes half a second to catch up with my input. How can I fix this?
A: There are two likely fixes. First, try moving the universal receiver different port. We have verified this often solves the issue completely. We have noticed this issue when using a front USB 3 port on NX systems; moving the receiver to the back USB 2 port fixes it. The second likelihood is channel interference. Install and run Solaar to remove your mouse connection, then change the connection channel (1 of 3, found on the underside of the mouse). Then connect again.
Q: Whenever I shut down my computer, it wakes up again. This only happens with an external USB keyboard however. When it is not attached, this does not happen. What is going on and how can I fix this?
A: Some USB peripherals can trigger a Wake Event at inappropriate times. This can be disabled in the BIOS. To fix on an NX GEN 2, use the following:
USB Wake from S5.
The steps for an NX GEN 1 should be similar.
This is a partial revision history. See the
git repository for all entries.
2023-11-18 e770b1c6 Add search and help bar
2023-06-16 976562b2 Revise libinput touchpad detail
2023-06-12 9ef7c40c Add touchpad libinput detail (3555)
2023-03-17 189ca8ae Update XE GEN 2 Audit (3325)
2023-02-08 08428587 USB Receiver note on MX 3 Mouse
2022-07-13 3de77665 Update Jammy Images for input devices (1982)
2021-10-10 5728326e Reformat to 2-column
2021-09-22 dc862884 Update link and headline colors
2021-08-23 681261b4 Review and update codeblocks
2020-06-10 c4ed9299 Restructure layout
2020-05-16 60267b79 Add touchpad guidance
2020-05-14 75e0d278 Add sections, revise description
2020-04-30 a213a916 First publication
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