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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Alps touchpad vertical/horizontal resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 500 14-ISK. Everything works as it should, except the touchpad. It does recognize multitouch, right clic (not zooming multitouch but I dont know if this ...
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How to enable touchpad, without changing touchpad settings in BIOS to basic

I tried a lot to make touchpad enable in Ubuntu 16.04.1. I reinstalled drivers, kernals, was using synclient(as a matter of fact it has never changed "TouchpadOff" option), dconf. The only thing that ...
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Fully disable “tap and drag gesture” for synaptics touchpad

I recently got a new Dell XPS 15 9550, and I followed the instructions of the OP in this thread https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2317843 to set it up to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Mouse & Touchpad doesn't show touchpad setting anymore

After rebooting my laptop I realized that my pointer is moving very fast, then I opened my Mouse & Touchpad setting and I saw that it doesn't show my touchpad setting anymore, here is the ...
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Synaptic Touchpad unresponsive after boot

So, the problem is right after i boot my laptop (ASUS X44HR, Synaptic Touchpad), the touchpad doesn't work. After waiting for a while (usually 2-5 minutes) the touchpad starts to work and the cursor ...
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Using touchpad for gestures

I am trying to use my TouchPad ONLY for gestures for automated tasks, meaning that none of the input from the TouchPad should get to any processes except the one that processes the gestures, that do ...
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Mouse pointer jumps to lower left just before left clicking when using touchpad

I have an Asus Zenbook UX305 with 16.04 and Unity installed. When using the trackpad ("Elan touchpad" identified by xinput), I use my right hand for maneuvering the mouse pointer, and my left for ...
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Swap between 2 and 3 finger taps on touchpad is not permanent, but activated by opening the terminal

I followed simple guides consisting in adding the lines synclient TapButton2=2 synclient TapButton3=3 into a .sh script made executable by chmod +x /home/name/touchpad.sh and make it ...
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Synaptics TouchPad Driver (Logitech T650): How to fix false positive clicks when trying to two-finger scroll?

I have a Logitech T650 touchpad that I'm using with Ubuntu 16.04. It uses the Synaptics TouchPad driver. Works great except for one really annoying problem: when using the "two-finger flick" gesture ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 synaptics touch pad behaves erratically, not working

The synaptics touch pad on ACER Aspire VN7-592G laptop behaves erratically, or just does not work. I have the Nvidia drivers installed. I have tried reducing the "Synaptics Touch" through xinput set-...
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Weird touchpad behaviour on ubuntu 16.04

I just bought a lenovo G50 laptop. The laptop came with windows 8.1 and I did my favorite thing, uninstalling windows and installing ubuntu. After it booted first, the touchpad didn't work. When I ...
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Dell Latitude e7240 two finger scroll does not work despite correct synclient values

My Ubuntu 14.04 is able to detect the two-finger scrolling option and sets the values correctly, as shown in VertTwoFingerScroll = 1. Two finger scrolls also works fine in Windows 10. However it still ...
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Elan touchpad: double-tap-drag causing scrolling instead of expected middle-drag

Single-finger double-tap-and-drag works exactly as expected. However, I really want to be able to do alt-middle-drag for window resizing. I have middle-clicks working correctly with synclient "...
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HP Elitebook 8560W TouchStyk (trackpoint)

Issue: The touchstyk (trackpoint) is missing one neat feature: tap-to-click. In Windows it works just fine so I know the sensor to detect tapping on trackpoint is there somewhere. I think the problem ...
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2 finger scroll not working on ASUS GL752VW

I recently got the Asus ROG GL752VW and it came with Windows 10 and all was working perfectly. I then installed Ubuntu 16.04 but the fans constantly were running on full speed and the speed ...
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Since last update I have annoying problem with scrolling on touchpad 16.04

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on ThinkPad T440s and since last Update (which was also the first after installing this version), I'm experiencing annoying "jump-to-up"s when I try to scroll with two ...
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Synaptics: select by words (triple click) using touchpad

I switched from my old asus laptop to a new dell xps 15 and the touchpad is great except selection of text by entire words. To select entire words in my old laptop I used triple click (which emulates ...
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Disable touchpad while typing do not work

In my laptop function to disable touchpad while typing is not working by default neither using running syndaemon with custom configuration. gnome-settings-daemon run syndaemon as syndaemon -i 1.0 -t -...
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How to disable touchpad while typing on Ubuntu GNOME

sadHi,fd with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, and by and large I am pleased with what I have seen. However, one feature I sorely miss from Windows 10 is the built-in capacity to disable tapping and scrolling on ...
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Synaptics (synclient) no longer loads

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial Desktop: Gnome v3.20 Computer: Samsung Ativ Book 8 About a week ago, I started ...
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Unable to install or upgrade after an upgrade to 16.04 with gcc-doc error [duplicate]

I'm kind of new to Ubuntu. A couple of days ago, I upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04. After the upgrade, I can neither install new software nor upgrade OS. When I enter sudo apt-get upgrade I get this ...
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Disable touchpad while mouse is connected not working after suspend

I have enabled "disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in" in synaptics and everything works fine. However, after suspending, the touchpad isn't disabled and I have to plug in and unplug my mouse to ...
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Touchpad synaptic misbehavior

I have a DELL with a buttonless touchpad and I want to ask what can I do in order to get the touchpad button zone to work like a physical button, because I'm used to touchpads like that, and I have ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Enable/DIsable button and LED

Mant HP/Compaq laptops (I suppose other makes of laptop have this feature, but I know it's common on HPs.) have a Synaptics touchpad that has an indentation in the upper left corner and an LED that ...
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How can I read from my touchpad to help with xinput configuration?

xinput list-props "My touchpad's name" lists no fewer than 44 options. Woop woop. man synaptics gives some clues about the kind of thing they do, but they're mostly just range-less, dimension-less ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Hello i just installed ubuntu 14.04 ,but the touchpad doesnt work (neither did during the installation),whereas at windows 10 dual boot it works fine. This is what shows up at my terminal ~$ xinput ...
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Help Touchpad problem (click or scroll)

I was working without any problem , and today I unplugged the Computer from the power (the computer don't have a battery) , after that I started the computer again then I found that the touchpad don't ...
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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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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 don'...
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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 60-my-...
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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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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 ...