Mouse Problem/Solution

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Wed Feb 27 21:30:35 GMT 2008

John R. Sowden wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> John R. Sowden wrote:
>>> Problem:   How do I change the speed of the mouse, so it does not dance 
>>> across the screen as fast?
>> I didn't see speed control, but acceleration is configurable via 
>> KControl->Peripherals->Mouse->Advanced.
> Thanks for the quick response.  I won't debate the difference between 
> speed and acceleration,
> although it might be fun, and one of might learn something.

Well, I'd expect reducing acceleration to help :-).

> [snip]
> Interesting results:
> 1) no "advanced" button, although that makes sense.

What happens if you run "kcmshell mouse"? You should get the control 
sheet for the mouse. Mine has the tabs "General", "Cursor Theme", 
"Advanced" and "Mouse Navigation".

This was, apparently, beyond her ken.  So far beyond her ken that she 
was well into barbie territory. -- J. D. Baldwin (from

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