Adjusting the mouse pointer speed and acceleration in Chrome OS

You can adjust the trackpad/pointer settings via the GUI in Chrome OS, but I have found that the mouse speed still needs fine tuning.

Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T.  At the crosh shell you can type the following command to see the usage of xset:

 xset m ?

The following output will be shown:

usage:  xset-mini option ...
    To set mouse acceleration and threshold:
         m [acc_mult[/acc_div] [thr]]    m default
    To turn auto-repeat off or on:
        -r [keycode]        r off
         r [keycode]        r on
         r rate [delay [rate]]

After playing with different settings, I have found the following command produces the most optimal feel and acceleration:

 xset m 0 0

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