Touchpad and Mouse
Change acceleration and scroll wheel

Purpose

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

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Overview

  1. System Settings System Settings
  2. IMWheel
  3. XOrg Config

System settings (top)

This is definitely the way to go if it meets your needs. It is simple and takes maybe a minute to set and test. Use SystemSettings > Input Devices > Mouse > Advanced and then increase mouse wheel scroll by setting. Apply and test until your are happy with the results.

System Settings

Touchpad settings are shown below for your reference.

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

IMWheel (top)

Please see the excellent reference video which shows 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 how to modify the scroll wheel on the Zowie EC2-a and should be instructive for people with similar models.

Xorg config (top)

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.

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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