View Full Version : Dual Mouse Option for Ubuntu?

Bungo Pony
September 16th, 2008, 07:02 PM
I'm wondering if there's a way to use two mice in Ubuntu. I've never seen anybody use two mice, and since I'm well trained in using a mouse with both hands was wondering if this was an option.

It would be a great feature to use in programs such as The Gimp.

September 16th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Not yet. Before long this will be possible though with MPX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPX).

September 17th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I think it is possible now with MPX.

September 17th, 2008, 07:39 PM
MPX is either in X.org 7.4 or will be in 7.5. I don't know which one for certain.

Your favorite desktop manager will still require modifications in order to use multiple pointers without quirks. At least, that's the message I get from the wikipedia article posted by fluteflute.

September 17th, 2008, 08:17 PM
You can use two mice but you will have only one cursor. Both mice will move the same cursor.