Mouse Acceleration is TOO FAST

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numnumberry
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Mouse Acceleration is TOO FAST

Post by numnumberry » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:32 pm

I am using a wireless USB logitech mouse (M325) and the acceleration is too fast over short distances. I keep overshooting things that I try to click on.
I have tried listing my devices and setting the accel speed:

xinput --set-prop "Logitech M325" 'libinput Accel Speed' -.92

This worked for slowing down the mouse when moving it quickly over a long distance, but it still moves too fast over short distances.
This, of course, has to do with the fact that only the acceleration is changing, not the general mouse speed.
My question is, is there any program out there or another way to fix this?
I have already tried tweaking the "Mouse and Touchpad" settings.
I am using Mint 18.3 kernel 4.13

--UPDATE--
I just tested an ASUS wired mouse. It performs so much better and is not as "slippery." Perhaps this could be a hint to something?

wwfwng
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Re: Mouse Acceleration is TOO FAST

Post by wwfwng » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:49 pm

When you changed the mouse settings did you also adjust the sensitivity? That can also affect movement.

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Re: Mouse Acceleration is TOO FAST

Post by Telefoos » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:22 pm

Hey there .
U need to open terminal and run this :

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xinput --list --short
then find your mouse id
for example in my case :

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Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600              id=14   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ E-Signal USB Gaming Mouse                 id=16   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ E-Signal USB Gaming Mouse                 id=17   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys                          id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600              id=15   [slave  keyboard (3)]
my mouse id is 16 , 17

now select ur mouse with this code :

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xinput --list-probs [id]
finally u can set the speed using this piece of code :

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xinput --set-prob [id] 267 2
that 2 at the end is the desired speed , play with it a little and u'll find what u like .
i guess 267 is the id of device property so dont change it !
hope this works :P
ps : BTW does anyone have an answer for my weird problem ? ==> viewtopic.php?f=90&t=268126
Source :https://patrickmn.com/aside/lowering-ga ... untu-9-10/

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