I have tried doing this which I found in another StackExchange post but it doesn't work for me, is there another way to disable the mouse in spacemacs completely, I use evil mode, thanks.

How to disable mouse in Spacemacs

  • Can you just use github.com/purcell/disable-mouse as an additional package?
    – Ryan
    Apr 11, 2018 at 15:53
  • I have tried that. After installing disable-mouse the mouse was still being used by spacemacs. When I restarted spacemacs I saw a line stating: deleting disable-mouse. Mouse was still being used afterwards. @Ryan Apr 11, 2018 at 17:33
  • add it to dotspacemacs-additional-packages and make sure you have (global-disable-mouse-mode) in your configuration.
    – Ryan
    Apr 11, 2018 at 17:50
  • Where do I put (global-disable-mouse-mode), which file and what section? @Ryan Apr 11, 2018 at 18:00

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Add the following to your dotspacemacs-additional-packages:

dotspacemacs-additional-packages '(

And put the following in the dotspacemacs/user-config section of your .spacemacs file:


That should disable the mouse for everything in Emacs.

  • I tried that on two different machines, mouse still works :( Apr 11, 2018 at 20:29
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    In the terminal (emacs -nw), I managed to do the trick by setting (xterm-mouse-mode -1) inside dotspacemacs/user-config.
    – Jir
    Sep 19, 2018 at 16:02
  • @Ryan I have tried the above but mouse still works, something else must be missing or I'm doing something wrong. Oct 25, 2018 at 16:59
  • This finally worked for me: (defun dotspacemacs/user-config () (xterm-mouse-mode 0) ) I got this from: emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/21540/… Jan 19, 2023 at 15:01

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