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

Simon Thum simon.thum at
Wed Jan 7 05:22:41 PST 2015

Hi Peter,

the third column is for offsets, you should only ever use these with 
absolute coordinates/devices so that's fine. Scaling, shearing and 
rotation should be possible with the first two columns, and those also 
make (some) sense for relative devices.



On 01/05/2015 10:30 PM, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
>     Peter
>> 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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