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Old 05-16-2010, 02:23 PM
Chris Austin
Default Slowing down the mouse speed

On Sunday 16 May 2010 14:37:45 James Stuckey wrote:
> Hello,
> How do I control how fast my mouse moves/accelerates? I'd like to have to
> move it more than a half inch before it has crossed the entire width of my
> screen.
> I've used "xset m 0 0" but it still moves very fast.

I have not experienced this specific problem, but yesterday I installed gpm
(General Purpose Mouse) in the course of fixing another problem, and I
noticed that among its command line options there is:

-r number
Set the responsiveness as a percentage of motion (1 to 100, default
10). A lower number can be used to slow down cursor motion, this can
not be used to make a mouse move faster, see ‘-a’.

I am now running the mouse in KDE via gpm as described in my message
and at the end of the FAQ entry

Experimenting with gpm yesterday and today, it does not seem to respond to
command line instructions, only to what is in /etc/gpm.conf.

Best regards,
Chris Austin.

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