How to change mouse sensitivity?

the built in app "Keyboard and mouse" doesn't affect anything:
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in archwiki i don't have any file named 50-mouse-accelaration.conf. i have 00-keyboard and 30-touchpad. and archwiki is scary i don't have guts to create a new conf file. i am confused which method to use or how to proceed. i found a file in .config'/autostart with this line
xset m 100/10 100 r rate 500 30 b on

in windows there is a thing, if you move mouse faster your cursor will go more distance than if you move it slower, which i want to be disabled.

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I'm afraid this is not the right approach, in Linux and especially an Arch-based distro... :wink:
This looks easy (at least to try) and a good starting point.
I don't see big risks!
In the worst case (mouse not working) you just use the keyboard, delete those files and reboot.
The easiest thing would be to copy one of the other config files, rename it, copy the contents from wiki and start playing... :blush:

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i created 50-mouseblabla.conf it didn't affect.
app i gave screenshot of is a gui of xinput i think. because if i type xinput it shows up. and the file inside autostart is modified by this app. none of them affects anything.

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edited that. can you help me now?

Personally I cannot help much here, but for the others to help I suggest you should try to be more precise. E.g.

What values did you try, in both conf files and GUI?

Another piece of advice in all sincerity. This sounds a little polemic.... Moderating a forum is mostly about making people follow the rules and good practices, including avoiding jargon and acronyms.

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my apologies.

50-mouse-acceleration.conf:

Section "InputClass"
	Identifier "SINOWEALTH Game Mouse"
	MatchIsPointer "yes"
# set the following to 1 1 0 respectively to disable acceleration.
	Option "AccelerationNumerator" "2" #or 1
	Option "AccelerationDenominator" "1" 
	Option "AccelerationThreshold" "1" #or 0
EndSection

in Keyboard and mouse which is 'lxinput' gui i tried various values, took the slider to a random places etc. xset command and lxinput gui rewrites .config/autostart/LXinput-setup.desktop to

Exec=sh -c 'xset m 10/10 1 r rate 500 30 b on'

or

Exec=sh -c 'xset m 100/10 100 r rate 500 30 b on'

or

Exec=sh -c 'xset m 3/2 0 r rate 500 30 b on'

i couldn't figure out how to use the xinput --set-props method

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I am sure you read

       --set-prop [--type=atom|float|int] [--format=8|16|32] device property value
       [...]
               Set the property to the given value(s).  If not specified, the for‐
               mat and type of the property are left as-is.  The arguments are in‐
               terpreted  according  to  the  property  type. See Section CHANGING
               PROPERTIES.
xinput set-prop "my device" "my prop" 1 2 3

alright creating a bash script for autostart seems to work.

#!/bin/bash

xinput --set-prop 'pointer:''Your mouse name here' 'libinput Accel Profile Enabled' 0, 1
xinput --set-prop 'pointer:''Your mouse name here' 'libinput Accel Speed' -0.6
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