How to change mouse speed/sensitivity?
I am on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD in Ubuntu 12.10. Both in 12.04 and 12.10 I haven't been able to change the mouse speed (i.e. the "sensitivity" in the mouse/touchpad dialog). I can change the slider, but nothing changes.
This is a big problem for me, since the mouse speed is somewhat slow. Any suggestions?
The problem is both for the touchpad and mouse.
I dont have this laptop - so hence this comment. Maybe this Q&A can help - http://askubuntu.com/questions/130217/how-to-edit-synaptics-touchpad-values-in-ubuntu-12-04-no-xorg-conf-file . If you type `synclient` you have some parameters such as `MinSpeed`, `MaxSpeed` & `AccelFactor` that you can play with. Good luck.
I have installed LXInput from Softwarecenter. It's for LXDE but works also unter Unity. Anja
First we need to identify the input
device IDto change the speed/sensitivity. Open a terminal and run this command:
xinput --list --short
[email protected]:~$ xinput --list --short Virtual core pointer ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ↳ Logitech USB RECEIVER id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
My pointing devices are a
Logitech USB RECEIVERand a
Synaptics TouchPad. To list out device properties:
xinput --list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
xinput --list-props 11as
11is the number that is shown above in its parent property (SynPS/2 Synaptic TouchPad).
Now reduce it's property values to suit your need:
Device Accel Constant Deceleration (267): 2.500000
using this command:
xinput --set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 1.5
xinput --set-prop 11 267 1.5where
11is the device, just like from above,
267is the id of the device property (Device Accel Constant Decleration) as you can see when device
11is being listed all of properties being attached, and finally
1.5is your desired speed.
You may have to play around with this number a bit to set it exactly as you need.
If you need to set this value automatically every time Ubuntu starts then:
create a .sh file
#!/bin/sh xinput --set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 1.5
change the file to executable :
and Put this in the start-up applications list.
Source : Configuring Mouse Speed manually
I now have the same problem for my wireless logitech mouse with unified reciever. I can change the speed in the same way, but max speed (1) is way too slow! Any suggestions?
Try increasing the acceleration property. <"Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 5> . I also have a Logitech wireless mouse and i can't see any direct speed property. all i got is acceleration and deceleration. Please tell what speed property your device is showing and also try to increase the value of speed beyond 1 and see if that works..
Doesn't work for me somehow. The .sh-file is being executed. Command works manually in console after start. Looks like the mouse is being detected after the .sh-file has been executed.
In that case you might have to trigger the script after the device is detected. Not sure how to do that. There must be some listener option though.
Linux mint 18, Logitech 510, xinput says "property 'Device Accel Constant Deceleration' doesn't exist, you need to specify its type and format"
@chovy you can try hacking with Coordinate Transformation Matrix, prop 144, (something like `xinput set-prop ?? 144 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1`) but you will loose precision
Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, Logitech cordless TrackMan
xinput did nothing for me.
to check settings
xset mouse 3 0
This sets the acceleration to 3 and the threshold to zero. Not great settings but better than before.
If you want to use fractional value, you can enter fraction (i.e. 3/2) instead of floating point number.
The man page says the settings will be lost on logout/reboot.
If you want to use fractional value, you can enter fraction (i.e. 3/2) instead of floating point number. It's weird, but it works.
The above mentioned "Device Accel ..." options do not exist on my machine. Lenovo T440s running Ubuntu 18.04
Instead, I have success using these:
xinput --set-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 0.5 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
The original "Coordinate Transformation Matrix was 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 and I have now half the speed, which is slow enough for me.
With this syntax, we can adjust horizontal and vertical speed separately.
Thanks for this. I have successfully used this to speed up my Logitech K520 mouse, so I wanted to mention that it appears to work for Logitech mice too. Oddly, the right-most number seems to slow down vertical scrolling at higher numbers, and speed up at lower ones.
You can use these scripts to set the touchpad and mouse speed each systemstart:
#!/bin/sh TP=$(xinput --list --short|grep -i touchpad|cut -f 1 | cut -d" " -f 5-|sed 's/\s\+$//g') xinput --set-prop "$TP" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 1.5 xinput --set-prop "$TP" "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 10
For me, I think 1.5 and 10 are suitable values for the touchpad.
I use a Logitech usb mouse too.
So for a Logitech mouse use this script:
#!/bin/sh MOUSE=$(xinput --list --short|grep -i Logitech| cut -f 1|cut -d" " -f 5-|sed 's/\s\+$//g') xinput --set-prop "$MOUSE" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 1.2 xinput --set-prop "$MOUSE" "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 10
For me, I think 1.2 and 10 are suitable values for the mouse.
I created a project on Github: https://github.com/rubo77/mouse-speed
I've fine-tuned deceleration by closing my eyes, before moving pointer to a certain place on the screen. After 5 adjustments, now my mouse moves that much as I'm expecting.
That's the line I'm using right now:
xinput --set-prop "Bluetooth Mouse M557" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 2.3
I used the 'simple' profile to increase the mouse resolution without acceleration.
#!/bin/bash device="Dell Dell USB Optical Mouse" resolution_percent="241" # Greater than 100, use constant deceleration otherwise with profile -1. xinput set-prop "$device" "Device Accel Profile" 4 # Simple profile with threshold 0 allows constant scaling up xinput set-ptr-feedback "$device" 0 "$resolution_percent" 100 # Set threshold to 0 and acceleration to $resolution_percent/100
You'll have to modify the script by using your particular device name. You can look that up by running xinput without arguments. Also the script has to be run each time the mouse is connected or when you start the system.
As mentioned by others acceleration is not the same as speed. Until recently I used the
Coordinate Transformation Matrixsetting to scale the mouse velocity and disabled mouse acceleration with
xinput. But this comes with its own issues - I had issues in Blender when doing mouse middle button drags to rotate the scene - The cursor was jumping as soon as I released the button. There is an open issue.
But I found a way to directly set the DPI of the mouse. It is possible to create a setting file here:
sudo vim /etc/udev/hwdb.d/50-mouse-dpi.hwdb
With the following content - Replace
<name-of-the-device>with the name shown in
xinput(e.g. "Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse").
To apply the settings execute
sudo systemd-hwdb update && sudo udevadm trigger
Repeat until you find a DPI value which makes you happy.
My Logitech MX518 mouse was too slow on Ubuntu 18.04. I tried to set Accel speed prop to max (1), but it did not speed it enough.
After some more searching, found lomoco (Logitech Mouse Control) and installed it with
sudo apt install lomoco
The man page is here http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/xenial/man1/lomoco.1.html
The manual is good, but for a restless soul, this is what I did:
Got this as one of the output lines. c051 is the product ID.
002.004: 046d:c051 MX518 Optical Mouse (M-BS81A) Caps: RES
Then set the sensitivity
sudo lomoco -p c051 --1600
And got a fast mouse.