Apple Magic Mouse with Ubuntu - Speed up the Scrolling

Published on September 19, 2018 by John Ward

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Recently I realised that I have a spare Apple Magic Mouse hanging round, plus it turns out that Ubuntu 16.04 comes with the Magic Mouse device driver. So to connect the mouse use the normal Bluetooth settings.

The scrolling however was a bit sluggish, so use the following commands to speed up the scrolling on the magic mouse:

To view the current settings:

$ systool -avm hid_magicmouse

To change the parameters:

$ sudo rmmod hid_magicmouse

$ sudo modprobe hid_magicmouse emulate_3button=0 scroll_acceleration=1 scroll_speed=55

To view the change:

$ systool -avm hid_magicmouse

Plus you should see the different when you scroll with your mouse!