Crazy mouse speed fix

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I recently bought a Logitech Business Mouse but when I plugged into my desktop (running Gentoo Linux) it was running at ludicrous speed.

When I opened the “Mouse and Touchpad” UI and tried changing the Acceleration down from 2.0 to 0.1.

Default XFCE mouse speedThis made the mouse better but I didn’t like how it felt.  I cant really describe what was wrong with it.

I found this blog which said I could enable “Constant Deceleration” to fix this issue so I ran :

xinput --list

which lists the core pointers

Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Optical Mouse              	id=12	[slave  pointer  (2)]

I then ran :

xinput -set-prop "Logitech USB Optical Mouse" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 2.5

which slows down the 800dpi to be closer to my older mouse.    This meant the mouse was working the same my old Dell one but it wasnt being remembered after a reboot.

Created /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-mouse-acceleration.conf with the following contents

Section "InputClass"
   Identifier "Logitech USB Optical Mouse"
   MatchIsPointer "true"
   MatchProduct "Logitech USB Optical Mouse"
   Option "ConstantDeceleration" "2.5"

Note : sudo emerge -av x11-apps/xinput

kde mouse for Windows

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I normally use Linux as my main operating system but have to use Windows boxes at work.   I hate how you have to resize windows on Windows.  You have to click them 5 few pixels in the bottom right of the Window.

Under most Linux window managers you can press Alt-Right click and resize the window that way.

I really missed this on Windows and would keep trying to do it only to see context menus appear.

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I finally found kde-mouse.exe (198k).  I cannot remember where and the website appears to have vanished.

I know of the following commands

  • Alt + Left Mouse Button: Drag to move a window.
  • Alt + Right Mouse Button: Drag to resize a window.
  • Double-Alt + Left Mouse Button

    : Minimize a window.

  • Double-Alt + Right Mouse Button: Maximize/Restore a window.
  • Double-Alt + Middle Mouse Button : Close a window.

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Simply download the exe and drop into your Startup directory.


C:\Document And Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

I have just 1 problem with kde-mouse though.  It does not work over Remote Desktop.  I constantly resize the main Remote Desktop window instead of the windows inside it.   Its only a small issue though 🙂   Kde-mouse is still amazing.