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Mouse Acceleration Controls


Hi Folks, 

First time jumping on the devel discuss list here. 

More and more people are coming to Linux (Ubuntu) for gaming. Including myself. And we are seeing some really novel things come about from all this. 

But there is one thing that has been a constant frustration for gamers on Ubuntu, and that is mouse acceleration. Many years ago (8.04? I can't recall exactly when), we used to have a nice GUI way to disable/adjust mouse acceleration in Unity, but that was removed for... reasons that I don't know. 

Certainly, we aren't using Unity by default any more, but gnome doesn't have it either! (at least from what I have seen, out of the box). 

I propose that out of the box Ubuntu should have GUI controls to adjust and turn off mouse acceleration system-wide. Naturally, in the mouse section of settings. 

As it stands now, gamers need to make scripts to run each time they log in, to disable mouse acceleration. While this may work for some, for the majority, it is cumbersome and actually unreliable. In addition to that, I anticipate a GUI control for mouse acceleration to be trivial to implement. 

So what do you guys think? Can we make it just a touch easier for gamers to get into Ubuntu? 


Thanks, 
BloodyIron 
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