How To Install mousetweaks on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install mousetweaks on Debian 10. mousetweaks is mouse accessibility enhancements for the GNOME desktop

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install mousetweaks on Debian 10.

What is mousetweaks

This package contains a daemon and some panel applets to improve mouse usability on the GNOME desktop. These enhancements are: .

  • The possibility to click without a button
  • The ability to bring the context menu with a one-button mouse (like MacOS does)
  • An area to capture the mouse pointer until it is released with a pre-defined key combination.

There are three ways to install mousetweaks on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install mousetweaks Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install mousetweaks using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install mousetweaks

Install mousetweaks Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install mousetweaks using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mousetweaks

Install mousetweaks Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install mousetweaks using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install mousetweaks

How To Uninstall mousetweaks on Debian 10

To uninstall only the mousetweaks package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove mousetweaks

Uninstall mousetweaks And Its Dependencies

To uninstall mousetweaks and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove mousetweaks

Remove mousetweaks Configurations and Data

To remove mousetweaks configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge mousetweaks

Remove mousetweaks configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove mousetweaks configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge mousetweaks

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install mousetweaks on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.