Synaptics Touchpad is a utility for configuring multitouch on laptop touchpads. Not to be confused with the Synaptic Package Manager, for which the "synaptic" tag should be used instead.

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Synaptics driver won't work, but Additional Driver will show a unknown driver

He there, I've got a bit of a problem. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and my Synaptics touchpad won't work. But when I go to 'additional drivers' there is a driver but it's unknown. How can I fix ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Cannot scroll with one finger on left click and dragging other finger

I have recently installed Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 x64 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 and I'm facing touchpad problems ever since. If you do a quick image search on this laptop, you'd notice that its Left and ...
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Synaptics Touchpad going cray ubuntu 16.04

As i was on ubuntu 14.04 it worked just fine, when i booted ito live mode (16.04) at first it worked with no problem, than it statred flying around. I thought it would go awazy if i install it. After ...
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Touchpad stopped responding to one finger movement

My Lenovo x240 laptop has one of the weird touchpads without any seperate keys, but I have still ran it nicely with Xubuntu 14.04 for at least a year without problems. A few days ago I connected an ...
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Allow tapping to click while typing?

I am on Ubuntu 15.10, I would like to know how to enable tapping while typing. Edit: For some reason this is working as a workaround for now, and I can't logically understand how. Just killing it ...
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Why doesn't synclient TapButton3=2 work for me (three finger middle click)?

I have a 2012 Vaio SVS13 and I cannot figure out why I can't get multitouch to work, particularly three finger tapping for middle click (and of less importance, pinch to zoom). Two finger scrolling ...
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Scroll along 1 axis at time using 2 finger scrolling

I use 2 finger scrolling intensively and have discovered an annoying feature in Ubuntu (I use 14.04): when I scroll vertically the horizontal scrolling is also enabled, which is what I absolutely ...
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Wacom CTH-490 and Ubuntu 16.04beta2

I recently bought a Wacom CTH-490, knowing that it would not be supported in Ubuntu 15.10. I decided to install the 16.04beta2, which had the 4.4 Kernel neccasary to automatically run the tablet. ...
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synaptics touchpad lags in ubuntu 15.10?

earlier i was using ubuntu 12.04 then switched to windows then again came back to ubuntu 15.10 but my touchpad lags a lot , tried whatever is there on google but nothing solved the problem I: ...
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libinput resize clickpad buttons

is there a way to resize the virtual buttons on lenovo clickpad using libinput? I've tried to edit settings in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d namely in 50-synaptics.conf (with new file named ...
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Touchpad features not working (Ubuntu 15.10; Asus K501U)

My goal is to lower the sensitivity of my touchpad and also to enable two-finger scrolling. Currently, touchpad features do not appear in "Mouse & Touchpad" or "Pointing devices." Output of ...
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Anyone have fix for touchpad keyboard not working issue?

Dell Inspiron 4100 LXDE (Lubuntu) Ununtu 15.10 Linux 4.2.0-34-generic (i686) SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad AT Translated Set 2 Keyboard Have tried every fix I found posted on net. However, still must ...
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Finding min/max integer dimensions for a clickpad [on hold]

I am reading through the synaptics driver documentation: http://www.x.org/archive/X11R7.5/doc/man/man4/synaptics.4.html and things like LeftEdge and RightEdge take integer arguments. What I would ...
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Making custom synaptics touchpad config persistent not working

I'm struggling to make my custom touchpad persistent. I very well know the config I want. Here's the command, using synclient: synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=0 RightButtonAreaTop=0 ClickTime=20 ...
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Three finger swipe not working with xswipe

I installed xSwipe per instructions on my Dell XPS 13 (9343, early 2015) with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 . Launching it with $ perl ~/xSwipe-master/xSwipe.pl works fine, but it doesn't detect three-finger ...
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Touchpad random jumps and gestures - Acer V3-371

I'm having some trouble with touchpad on Ubuntu 15.10. Always sooner or later (sometimes 30s, somtimes a few minutes) while using touchpad the cursor starts randomly jumping here and there (kinda like ...
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Synaptics Touchpad pointer speed change with additional screen

When I plug in an additional screen, the sensitivity of the touchpad scales with the virtual screen dimensions, making it unusable. I can't imagine how this "feature" could be of interest to anyone, ...
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How to fix accidental click-drags with Logitech T650 touchpad?

Under Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.3 LTS, the touchpad sometimes treats what's supposed to be cursor movement as a cursor drag, so that I end up accidentally highlighting text, dragging icons that I didn't want ...
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How do I get three finger click to work on my touchpad? (middle click works with laser/optical mouse)

Running Ubuntu 15.10 on a 4 year old laptop, and while the touchpad driver I'm using works very well with scrolling and two finger clicking, I cannot figure out how to get three finger clicking to ...
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Touchpad won't work after Kernel update

After the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on my acer Aspire E 11 laptop the touchpad was working normally. Two days later I accepted the upgrades shown in the Software Updater, then it won't be ...
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Why is my two finger scrolling (VertTwoFingerScroll) on Lenovo Thinkpad touchpad not saving on reboot?

On my Ubuntu Mate 14.04, using Lenovo Thinkpad T440, I go to GPointing Device Settings, SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad, scrolling. Enable vertical scrolling is checked. Enable vertical scrolling when ...
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Touchpad not detected in Ubuntu running on vmware player 12

I'm using hp omen laptop, and just installed vmplayer to run ubuntu. However the two finger scrolling is not working. And I checked the input devices shown in the screenshoot. The touchpad in my ...
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three finger tap not working with synaptics touchpad driver

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and I have heard that there should be system gestures enabled by default. Two finger scrolling is working well, however three finger gestures are not. Here is xinput: Device ...
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Change size of touchpad buttons

My touchpad is all one piece - no separate buttons for clicking. I'd like to adjust the location of the areas where clicks occur. It's a large touchpad (4"), and I usually find myself working on the ...
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Ununtu 15.10 touchpad doesn't work

Today installed the latest Ubuntu on my Asus Zenbook and the touchpad that worked perfectly well for Windows doesn't work at all on Ubuntu. When enter "synclient -l" to the Terminal it says "Couldn't ...
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touchpad not working on acer es1-111M-c1le PLEASE help

i installed ubuntu 14.04and the touchpad stopped working. I tried psmouse-alps-dkms_0.10_all it says command not found. i tried sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps ...
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xorg configuration file load order (for synaptics touchpad)

I'm trying to set some options for a synaptics touchpad to suit my particular preferences. I've worked out what options they are, and can set them using synclient, and things work. However, once I try ...
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Lenovo T440 touchpad not recognised

With the risk of repeating already asked question, I decided to ask one of my own, because I didn't see a post about (potential) conflicting touchpad drivers. Brief story: installed (ed)Ubuntu ...
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Sample config for Logitech Touchpad T650 Ubuntu 15.10

I have a Logitech Touchpad T650 which basically works out of the box, except that it very often right-clicks when I want it to two-finger-scroll. Based on this post I have tried to configure ...
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svnclient double-click with no single-click

In ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Precision m3800, the trackpad is large enough that it's hard to type without my thumb occasionally grazing the touchpad and so moving my insertion point to another part of ...
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Touchpad not working properly - Ubuntu 14.04 - Used to work

Today, suddenly my Ubuntu 14.04 running on my HP Pavillion DV6 had the touchapd not working properly, at all. I plugged an external mouse, it worked great. Problems I'm having with my touchpad: ...
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synaptics driver not loaded

synclient says "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?". Is there any fix? I have a Lenovo X250 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 but with kernel 4.4.0-040400-generic (had to ...
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Touchpad disabled upon startup and login on Kubuntu 14.04

Been looking for a few months on how to fix this and haven't had any success. I have also noticed that along with being disabled upon login, and after startup, the touchpad will also be disabled ...
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Synaptics Driver not working after update

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E560. Yesterday, after a rather big automatic update of about 170MB, my touchpad's gesture functions (e.g. two-finger scrolling, workspace ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 Touchpad, second finger gets recognized when in air

I got a Dell Latitude 3340 with runnning Ubuntu 15.10 on it. My touchpad has a really weird behaviour, let me explain: When I use one single finger carefully, everything works fine. Two finger ...
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Synaptics Touchpad 2-finger click

I'm trying to set up my Synaptics touchpad on a lenovo thinkpad yoga. I want to have 3-finger click or tap give a middle-click (button 2), and a 2-finger click or tap give a right click (button 3). ...
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Touchpad not working after startup - xubuntu

I am using Xubuntu on Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop. For touchpad to work everytime after startup: I have to press Fn+F8 (This will lock touchpad) Now, light on my touchpad glows, And then I have to ...
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Elantech touchpad not recognised on Kubuntu 15.10

Clean install of Kubuntu 15.10 on ASUS UX305CA laptop (uses the Elantech touchpad) and the touchpad will not work at all. It does not recognize single tap, double tap, two finger scroll, or any ...
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touchpad buttons are not working

I just got a Lenovo X250 laptop, and inserted a disk from my previous laptop (older Lenovo version) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I now have a problem with the touchpad: the three buttons at the top of the ...
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Synaptic touchpad, Ubuntu 15.10, multiple devices… pain [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new Dell Precision 5510 from a Live USB stick. I used the "Try without install" mode, and from there installed Ubuntu to the hard drive. During the install, the ...
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Two Finger Scroll in Ubuntu 15.10 as VMware Guest

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 as a guest from Windows 8.1 with VMware. There is no option to enable/disable Two finger scroll in System settings. By default, two finger horizontal scroll is enabled but two ...
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Two finger scrolling and two finger pointer moving if 1 finger is in lower 20%

My problem is that my touchpad is actually a click pad (HP Envy 14 Beats) and lower 20% of it are split into right and left buttons. On Windows before I used to have it like that: If I start my 2 ...
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Touchpad not showing up in xinput

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell XPS 13. My touchpad is working fine however I wanted to change the sensitivity of it and the step by step process told me to first find the id of it however when i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 touchpad detected but not working

I am currently using a Toshiba Satellite P850-138 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've been running Ubuntu on this laptop for about 3 years without any issues related to the touchpad until now. I was running ...
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Yoga 2 13 Touchpad

Still having fun setting up laptop with Ubunut. Everything works great apart from the touchpad. I've had a little play and disabled the touch click, however the pad is very sensitive to touch. I don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, touchpad scrolling does not work after kernal update

Ubuntu 14.04, touchpad scrolling does not work. I was following along with this solution (Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?) Laptop: Samsung NP535U3C-A01US ...
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Option to disable Horizontal Scrolling missing in 15.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, the option to disable Horizontal scrolling is missing. I looked at the dconf-editor, and the property org-gnome-desktop-perifipherals-touchpad, and it does not have ...
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Xorg.conf ignores synaptics settings for scroll direction

Because of poorly functioning touchpad I wanted to provide more detailed configuration for it using xorg.conf. So I create a new xorg configuration file by copying default configuration file using ...
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Dell XPS 15 touchpad sometimes not working [duplicate]

On the new XPS 15, with 15.10 installed, pretty much everything is working out of the box. However, most of the time, the track pad does not work at all. But sometimes it works perfectly. Sometimes ...