Set mouse pointer resolution a.k.a sensitivity interactively?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Mon Jan 5 13:30:28 PST 2015

On Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 08:43:41PM +0100, Simon Thum wrote:
> You can use xinput properties, those can also be set via inputclass sections
> if I'm not mistaken.
> man xinput should get you to it, if not install xinput. Two optionas can be
> used to achive what you describe:
> Coordinate Transformation Matrix (140): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000,
> 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000

fwiw, for relative devices the only thing you can do here is rotation (we
drop the third column), I don't think you can use the matrix to slow the
mouse down. unless there's some matrix that I'm not aware of.


> Device Accel Constant Deceleration (271):       1.000000
> With the former you can do anything, the latter can only be used to slow
> down using values > 1.

> On 01/05/2015 04:47 PM, Hi-Angel wrote:
> >I am one of those crazy peoples who don't want the pointer to be
> >accelerated: so, if I moved the mouse m space, the pointer would be
> >always moved n space — no matter how fast/slow I did it.
> >I just want the pointer to move faster, i.e. increase its sensitivity.
> >My search gave me that the only solution is to insert  in «xorg.conf»
> >in section «mouse InputDevice section» file a line like
> >
> >Option "Resolution" "400"
> >
> >But of course I don't quite believe: how many times a user would
> >needed to restart XServer to find an apropriate pointer speed? Five?
> >Ten? More? So, in the end I decided to ask here: is there some command
> >to set a pointer resolution?
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