curs_mouse - Linux


curs_mouse enables the user to control the mouse using the number pad. It is particularly useful for users who have difficulty using a traditional mouse.


curs_mouse [option] [command]


  • -e, –enable
    Enable mouse control using the number pad.
  • -d, –disable
    Disable mouse control using the number pad.
  • -s, –status
    Display current curs_mouse status.
  • -h, –help
    Print help and usage information.


Enable curs_mouse:

curs_mouse -e

Disable curs_mouse:

curs_mouse -d

Check curs_mouse status:

curs_mouse -s

Common Issues

If curs_mouse is not working, try the following:

  • Ensure that your number pad is enabled.
  • Check if another program is using the number pad.
  • Reset curs_mouse settings to default:
rm ~/.config/curs_mouse


Example script to start curs_mouse automatically at login:

curs_mouse -e &

Related Commands

  • xinput
  • pointercal
  • mousetweak