Saturday, March 23, 2013

Configure Mouse Speed in Xubuntu

I found the default mouse acceleration to be way too fast (particularly when trying to click on the single-pixel window borders in xfce).

To slow it down, I followed Patrick Mylund's instructions. These are the results specific to the Logitech G400.

$ xinput --list --short

This shows the names/IDs of input devices. In my case, "Logitech Gaming Mouse G400".

Now create a file ~/, chmod it +x to make it executable, and add edit to include the following command:

xinput --set-prop "Logitech Gaming Mouse G400" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 4

Add a file xinput-mouse.desktop to ~/.config/autostart with the following contents:

[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=0.9.4 Type=Application Name=xinput-mouse Comment=Slow the mouse acceleration Exec=/home/<username>/ OnlyShowIn=XFCE; StartupNotify=false Terminal=false Hidden=false


  1. Dmitry NarkevichMay 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Beautiful, thank you. I've been looking for a way to slow my Deathadder down and this is perfect.

    1. No worries, Dmitry. Glad it helped out.