The sensitivity of the mouse

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Feb 27 04:05:53 PST 2004

On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 04:57:02PM -0600, Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
> Valerian Galeru wrote:
> >Hi all! How can I change the sensitivity of the mouse?
> >I am using the 4.9 release.
> >
> > 
> >
> Read the manpage for moused(8),
> and look for the -a option.  Any flag
> you want could likely be added to
> /etc/rc.conf.
> If you're running KDE, or Gnome,
> and maybe some other WM's, they
> can do something similar for you.
> In Gnome, it's Main Menu | Applications
> | Desktop Preferences | Mouse....

For generic X Windows, use xset(1) to control this sort of thing --
the KDE or Gnome menu enties probably rjust run xset behind the scenes
for you anyhow. eg:

    % xset m 2 200

Make the mouse accelerate to twice as fast if you move the pointer
more than 200 pixels.



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