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Mouse sensitivity in Fedora 16 - default numbers for xinput

asked 2011-12-09 06:33:24 -0600

lzap gravatar image

updated 2011-12-09 07:38:55 -0600

For some reason, mouse sensitivity changed down for my mouse on my Fedora 16 without my intervention. Just like that.

I know there are two options to set mouse sensitivity. In the Xorg.conf (I dont have any) and using xinput --set-prop.

I would like to set it up using xinput command to reset it to the default setting. There are many numbers and I dont want to spent time trying all combinations. So - what are the "Fedora default" numbers speaking of sensitivity and acceleration?

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answered 2011-12-09 11:30:18 -0600

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The default settings are -

Device Accel Profile (266): 0
Device Accel Constant Deceleration (267):   1.000000
Device Accel Adaptive Deceleration (268):   1.000000
Device Accel Velocity Scaling (269):    10.000000

The settings for touchpad will vary, this is for a USB Mouse. This above 4 settings mainly determine the sensitivity.

Note : Device Accel Velocity Scaling : 10 for devices reporting at approximately 100hz.

For more details please check the Xorg wiki

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answered 2011-12-09 12:28:13 -0600

lzap gravatar image

Thanks, fyi to set the DEFAULT mouse settings back just do this (replacing 11 with id or name of your mouse - xinput --list --short to get it)

xinput --set-prop 11 "Device Accel Profile" 0
xinput --set-prop 11 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 1.0
xinput --set-prop 11 "Device Accel Adaptive Deceleration" 1.0
xinput --set-prop 11 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 10
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