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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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 ...
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Touchpad detected properly but does not function Ubuntu 15.10

I'm relatively new to linux so I apologize if this ends up being a simple answer. I have a Dell Inspiron 14 3452 laptop that is running Ubuntu 15.10. So far I have everything working except the ...
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Palm detection not working in xfce on Ubuntu Studio 15.10

I tried to configure palm detection on xfce, like it worked fine in Ubuntu 15.04: TOUCHPAD_STRING="touchpad" TP=$(xinput --list --short | grep -i $TOUCHPAD_STRING | cut -f 1 | cut -d" " -f 5- | sed ...
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Touchegg on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Dell XPS13 fails to recognise gestures

I recently switched from elementaryOS Freya to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, but unfortunately touchegg doesn’t seem to work, though it did with Freya. I installed the version from the official repositories ...
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Toshiba Satellite L855 - Ubuntu 15.+ Synaptics Issue

I am running Ubuntu 15.10. (and same issue on the Ubuntu 15.04) I recently updated from Ubuntu 14.04(?) and I did not have this issue. When I try to use the Synaptics finger trackpad, I cannot ...
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Synaptics touchpad tap-to-click is not working in Ubuntu 15.10(Gnome)

I upgraded my ubuntu gnome installation to 15.10 and everything is kinda good except for the touchpad single-tap functionality. Single-tap-to-click is not working. And I have tried all possible ...
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Can't configure SynapticsTouchpad

I have an ultrabook from a computer-building factory (it's not name brand), and I run Ubuntu 14.04. I lack options for deactivating touchpad while typing and activate two-finger-scroll and I am also ...
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Ubuntu synaptics touchpad mouse move over buttons doesn't work

I've just installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my Asus X502C and have a problem with touchpad. When I start dragging mouse outside the buttons area all works fine, I can drag mouse over all touchpad and it ...
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Is there a way to map the regions of a laptop's touchpad so that they function like the keys of a number pad?

I'm wondering if anyone has already tried something like this, or if there's a feasible way of configuring Synaptics to do it. Or anything else that might work. I'm thinking of the traditional ...
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How to fix touchpad (synaptics) problem on acer aspire v 13? Sometimes cursor jumps like crazy

Sometimes cursor starts jump here and there (very quickly). Disabling and enabling touchpad helps but for short time. xubuntu 15.04, 3.19.0-30-generic "xinput list" shows that core pointer is ...
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two finger scrolling causing a right click (ubuntu 15.04) [duplicate]

When I use two finger scrolling, and then remove my fingers from the touchpad, it is causing a right click at the end. For example, I'll be scrolling down a wikipedia page. As soon as I am done ...
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Touchpad using I2C bus AND PS2 mode, what to do?

I think I am a little bit lost here - my Dell XPS 13 9343 the touchpad uses I2C bus and PS2 mode. The output of xinput is : Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 hypersensitive touchpad… Is there a fix for it?

I have a Asus Zenbook UX305FA running Ubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10. I end up using Windows 10 more than I'd like to because of how sensitive my touchpad is in Ubuntu. If my hand comes in contact with ...
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Touchpad not working after suspending laptop

This seems like a common problem, but after trying all of the fixes I've found on forums, I'm still at a loss. Specs: computer: Asus k501LX-EB71 OS: Ubuntu 14.04.3 kernel: 3.19.0-26-generic ...
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Synaptics touchpad not responding

I'm not so much new to Linux, but I've never really messed around with it much so I can't troubleshoot any issues. I got a HP Pavilion Dv6 with a Synaptics touchpad. I've had ubuntu on this before ...
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I have a bluetooth keyboard with integrated touchpad, but I see no touchpad settings

It is detected as a single input device (keyboard and mouse combined). Input works, but the touchpad is not configurable: Keyboard settings are accessible but no touchpad settings. Synaptics is not ...
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Experts Linux wifi & Touchpad Problem [on hold]

I'm trying to find a Linux distro that boots normally on a hp split x2 13, so far nothing worked. tried Ubuntu, slack, fedora, mint, arch. I installed 14 and 15 but both have problems with wifi and ...
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Synpatics Touchpad occasionally not detected

I have Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel 3.19.0-26-generic) on a Gigabyte P25 W v2 that sporadically does not appear to detect the touchpad at boot. USB mouse will always work fine. The input device, when it is ...
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Synaptics Parameter Settings Not Working: PalmDetect

I've tried to enable PalmDetect on my touchpad using the synclient command but it doesnt work. I've even reduced PalmMinWidth=1, which should have rendered the touchpad virtually useless. Can anybody ...
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ASUS X75VC Touchpad Issue - Unable to rest thumb on touchpad (Missing thumb resting support)

Problem description: I've bought an ASUS X75VC quite some while ago (Link: https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/X75VC/) and I really, really, really want to install Linux on it, but there is one huge ...
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lenovo clickpad disable touchpad movement

I know similar questions are here already but all the questions I checked are kinda "outdated". At least I hope there was some progres in last year or so. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my ...
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HP Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04 Touchpad gestures not working/recognized

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a virtual machine in VMWare and most of the things works great expect the touchpad. I can only use left and right click. I use external mouse instead. Touchpad ...
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Chrome two finger scroll then right clicks

I am having problems with my touchpad in Chrome. Whenever I two finger scroll for a short time (~< 1 second, I think, its hard to time) I then get shown the right click menu. If I keep my fingers ...
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Touchpad/synaptics: two-finger taps are registering as clicks… how do I disable this?

As the title says, light two-finger taps (not clicks) register as a primary click. On an XPS 13 2015. Here's what I have in 50-synaptics.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell Inspiron 15 Synaptic Touchpad oversensitive

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with Synaptics touchpad and its too sensitive when using the touchpad input. I need to increase the pressure and palm detection but everthing I try doesnt seem to work. When ...
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Spotty trackpad performance with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 7352

Just installed 14.04 on a new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series (specifically 7352). I ran into the same problem as others have reported with the 7000 series and the trackpad not working, so I followed the ...
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Touchpad not working under my username no Synaptics found.

new laptop, just installed some new software yesterday... clementine, lightworks, krita, and Gimp. after installing these and some other system updates i shut down the computer. Now in my username ...
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Touchpad isn't working on anything but windows

I know some people posted issues on this but mine is a little different...just to let you know, it's not a hardware issue because it works in windows but the touchpad doesn't work in Ubuntu and i even ...
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Synaptics Disable while Typing not working

I am using Xubunt 14.04.2 with all updates installed. Disabling touchpad while typing is not working if its set to lower than 1 second (0.5 sec for example) Is this a known bug? Also synclient says ...