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Fix your drifting pointer in GNOME

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Plagued with a drifting pointer? I sure am.

For me this happens when I accidentally zoom using an accessibility “feature” in GNOME. Actually, it’s in Compiz and ambushes me when I accidentally hit Super (windows key) instead of Alt when resizing a window using the Alt+middle click+drag combination.

Compiz seems to be a little particular about getting the screen fully zoomed out again, but here’s a method that’s (so far) always reset the zoom without leaving me with a randomly drifting cursor.

To zoom out again, hold the super key and scroll down using your scroll wheel. I’m sure there’s a better way, but I don’t know it. Disabling zoom hotkeys in gconf-editor didn’t seem to work for me. If you’ve figured this out, please leave a comment!

Written by Lee Verberne

2011/01/04 at 12:47

Posted in Linux

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