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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Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer C720 - Touchpad problem after HWE update [migrated]

Couple of days ago, I rebooted my Ubuntu 12.04 and it asked me to update HWE or update to a newer version of the system. I decided to update HWE. Firstly it wasn't succesful because of the lack of the ...
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Touchpad Options missing from System Settings

I have a Razer Blade 14" running 14.04. When I start the computer rarely will the touchpad options appear in the settings. When they do, it works fine. More often than not, however, the settings are ...
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Coasting stopped working on Kubuntu 14.04

I had some issues setting the touchpad the way I wanted it, but I finally succeeded with the help of xinput (I had to write a script that resets everything the way I want it after reboot, because KDE ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Not working On Lenovo Ideapad

Since upgrading to 14.04 my Synaptic Touchpad no longer works. The only thing that seems to get it working was following these instructions The problem is after reboot the touchpad no longer works ...
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Ancient Gateway netbook - touchpad does not work in Kubuntu 14.04

* It was a user error. When I was shifting from netbook screen to attached monitor screen I played with function F5, F6 and F7. Function F7 toggles the touchpad on and off. To further complicate my ...
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Dell Vostro 14 3446: Trackpad detected as Mouse (or something else)

For some reason, my trackpad is being detected as mouse in all the distro that I tried (Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Crunchbang, Salix) except Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the relevant output of ...
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Synaptics - Multitouch tapping works, but not multitouch clicking

This is my first post on askUbuntu, so welcome everyone! :) I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my T440s and I find it very annoying that I cannot seem to be able to modify my synaptics ...
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trackpad doesn't work after suspend

Ubuntu 14.04 and a Fujitsu Lifebook U-series.I can't get trackpad to work after suspend bluetooth mouse does.Sorry to say that trackpad didn't work form the beginning but my son googled something and ...
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Execute a command 20 seconds after the desktop is booted

I try to execute this command at startup of my desktop to enable a three finger tap on my synaptic touchpad: synclient TapButton3=2 I tried to put it into /etc/local.rc and I tried to put it into ...
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Can't toggle touchpad with xinput after Ubuntu Update

I have encountered a strange malfunction of my touchpad and xinput. After one the latest updates (timeframe 07/11/14 to 07/14/14) my touchpad stopped being toggleable when handled with xinput. ...
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Configure touchpad

I bought a new laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04. I can use touchpad and I have synaptics driver installed but I'm not able to: Turn on and off touchpad (laptop has a function key which doesn't work ...
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Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working after update

I have found this solution from a thread a while ago but its temporary fix only: This seems to be a bug in 12.04.2. As stated in comments, a simple fix would be unloading the mouse driver ...
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Equivalent to OS X two-finger scroll?

Is there a Ubuntu or Linux equivalent to the two-finger scrolling in OS X? What I mean by that is not just reverse-direction scrolling or two-finger gestures sending scroll button events, but rather ...
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Touchpad not workink Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook, but I can't find a way to make my touchpad work. The system reads the hardware, but I can't use it. In "System Options" the "active touchpad" icon is ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Unable to click and drag with clickpad

Right now, my clickpad is unusable since I cannot click and drag items reliably. When I click down with my pointer finger, I expect to use my middle finger for dragging. However, my index finger is ...
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No touchpad and cursor issues in ubuntu 14.04

So I just got ubuntu and even when running the live disk I had an issue where I couldn't click most of the time and the mouse would jump left every 3 seconds I thought once I got installed and updated ...
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Enable multiple touches on touchpad

I have a Vaio laptop, where the touchpad contains the two buttons (primary and secondary). This means you have to click your touchpad to click on things. The buttons are not separate to the touchpad. ...
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Touchpad toggling on and off upon login

I have a quite annoying problem with my touchpad on Ubuntu. When I log in, the touchpad keeps toggling on and off. The toggling stops immediately when I press a key on my keyboard. Sometimes it ...
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syndaemon deactivates two finger scrolling and tapping

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with an Elantech touchpad and have multiple issues. The worst of all is that the standard "deactivate while typing option" is not working and if I activate syndaemon ...
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Synclient: monitor changes to the touchpad state with 1.7.1

I'm attempting to resolve some issues with my touchpad by getting the debugging output via this tutorial. One of the steps in the tutorial advises me to monitor the touchpad activity with the ...
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how to turn on Touch pad disable or enable double tap led?

I have a synaptic touch pad with a led in right corner, and in Windows when I tap two times on led it starts blinking and touch pad turns off. On Google I found many posts on this, also this but I ...
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PNP0F03 linux touchpad scrolling

I have a laptop (a cheap OEM generic) that comes equipped with a PNP0F03 touchpad. This touchpad works very well (tap click, scroll etc) under Windows and works pretty well under Ubuntu. The only ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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touchpad Detected but not working in Ubuntu 14.04 on toshiba satellite p75 a7200

I have a toshiba satalite that I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on and it runs great. But the touchpad does not work. I plugged in a usb mouse and it worked fine but the laptop touchpad wont work. I ...
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Synclient - ClickFinger1 settings ignored

I have a laptop with a clickpad. I want to treat pressing the clickpad as a right-click. I run synclient ClickFinger1=3 But the setting is ignored. All the other settings (e.g ClickFinger2, ...
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Any Synaptics driver for HP 255 G2?

Does anyone know how I can rectify the problem of not being able to use my touch pad at all on my HP 255 G2? I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have to use a USB mouse, which is tiresome when ...
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Touchpad not detected

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in the new Lenovo Z510 Ideapad laptop. To check if my Touchpad is detected I typed the command xinput list and this is my output: I tried everything mentioned in ...
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Sluggish/Unresponsive Mouse in 14.04 [duplicate]

Just upgraded from 13 to 14.04 and the mouse on the touchpad is slow and/or unresponsive when dragging around the screen. No issue whatsoever in 13.
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My touchpad won't work on ubuntu 14.04

My touchpad won't totally work after i clean installed ubuntu on my toshiba p855. The driver is installed and up to date. I don't know what do. Please help!!
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Synaptics AreaBottomEdge messes up click and drag on Asus ClickPad

I have an Asus n550jv that has a clickpad, where there aren't distinct buttons for right and left clicking. Clicking the pad in the bottom left often moves the cursor slightly, so I miss my target by ...
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Upgrade to 14.04: sticky/unresponsive touchpad - requires more pressure?

I recently upgraded my Toshiba Satellite C50D from 12.04 to 14.04. Everything works great except the touchpad. Strangely, it is working, but it is noticeably unresponsive and feels "sticky". With ...
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Unstable Mouse Pointer using Synaptics Touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1711W1E laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. The mouse pointer when I'm using the Synaptics touchpad is really inaccurate, when tapping the touchpad the pointer jumps to another ...
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Synaptic touchpad stopped working

After working several days continuously with a USB mouse, yesterday I noticed that my touchpad was not working. I've been using Windows as well this days, so, my first thought was that I could have ...
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Holding touchpad button detect multitouch

I just swiched over to Kubuntu from Windows. Everything works for now, except 1 thing realy bothers me. I have asus N750 with touchpad. In windows, if I had my finger placed on left button, I was ...
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Trouble with touchpad&mouse scroll

I have notebook HP compaq 6720s with ubuntu 14.04. Mouse scroll work ok, but scroll on touchpad is reversed. I trying to configurate touchpad in Ubuntu tweak, result: touchpad scroll works ok, but ...
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Syndaemon does not deactivate touchpad while typing

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an Asus Zenbook Prime (Synaptics touchpad). I installed the gnome touchpad controls which are now (as I inderstand it) a standard part of Ubuntu. However, even ...
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Synaptics touchpad not detected while switching user on Unity

Synaptics touch pad is detected and works well if a single user is logged in . However if we swtich to another user , mouse no longer works for the second user . You could either switch using the ...
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Synaptics touchpad synclient TapButton2 option

I have a problem with my touchpad configuration. I would like to change the two-finger behaviour to middle button click, instead of right button. So I type in the console: synclient TapButton2=2 ...
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How to install Synaptiks on touchpad on Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version but Previously i was in Ubuntu 13.10 where i used to operate my touchpad with circle scrolling. But Now in the Ubuntu 14.04 there is no " ...
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Tap-to-click not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have quite a strange problem. My sister upgraded her Lubuntu yesterday to 14.04 and everything went alright. After some reboots though (she said she hadn't done anything except for messing with the ...
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synaptics touchpad driver needed

I have a synaptics touchpad that works with synaptics driver version 16* on windows 8.1 and has some nice gestures, especially pinch to zoom, rotate ... I installed many ubuntu versions and looked for ...
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Disable bottom buttons on Lenovo touchpad

I just switched to a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 which has the two sets of buttons, one above and one below the touchpad. I never use the bottom row and because of their proximity to the edge I often trigger ...
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Touchpad menu in system setting missing also the touchpad are not working at all

My touchpad menu missing, and my touchpad are totally useless right now. It used to work well before, but when i start my computer at the next day, the touchpad does not work and touchpad menu had ...
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touchpad not working (at all) in Ubuntu 13.10

I am new to Linux. I don't know why my touch pad is not working at all. But the mouse is working perfectly well. Please help
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Clickpad Cursor Jumps when using drag and drop (synaptics)

I recently swiched from Windows to Linux (again after buying a new laptop). After trying a few distros (Mint, openSuse) I ended up with Ubuntu. Now my Problem: On every Distro I installed (even on ...
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fail to install the Synaptics touchpad driver [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu12.04LTS+VMware 10 and try to install the Synaptics TouchPad driver using sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics, it fails and get following info: The following packages ...
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Synaptics touchpad detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse on Ubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my computer (HP pavilion dv6) but I am not able to get work my Synaptics Touchpad. I launched a xinput -list and I could see that it is installed as PS/2 Generic ...
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Help with Synaptiks touchpad

I bought a laptop 2 weeks ago, wiped Windows8 off and installed Ubuntu 12.04. I've been trying to install synaptiks for the past 6 days trying multiple fix's, so I could configure my touchpad because ...
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Synaptic touchpad settings not saving

I've seen a million questions about synaptic touchpads, but I think mine might be a little different. I'm a linux user for about 2 days now, so maybe I'm not seeing something right. I'm able to modify ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad not working with UBUNTU 13.10

I have installed UBUNTU 13.10 on my laptop which is a make of FUJITSU. The touchpad is not working on this and I have searched ubuntu forums and askubuntu but I am not able to make it work with the ...