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 boots to black screen after adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

why does this happen? I copied the configuration file for synaptics from the usr/share/X11 folder into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d A fix that I found was to simply delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and then ...
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Scroll not working in VMware workstation 11 (ubuntu 14.10)

I have a laptop with an integrated touchpad. However 2 finger scroll doesn't work in vmware. In the settings option, touchpad settings are not visible and only mouse settings are visible. Is my ...
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how to recover this error?

: GLUT_Xmu_LIBRARY (ADVANCED) linked by target "lodo" in directory /home/ranjani/Desktop/player-3.0.2/utils/pmap linked by target "lododriver" in directory ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Synaptics Touchpad works on login screen, stops working after login

The last thing I remember installing was Wine and some library (I'm new to linux and I've forgotten) and after I rebooted the touchpad would not work anymore. Let me know what other information you ...
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Max speed and acceleration in Gpointing-device-settings have no effect

Trying to get my Synaptics trackpad (on a Thinkpad T420) dialed in. Almost perfect, but the max speed and acceleration settings in Gpointing Device Settings appear to have absolutely no effect, so I'm ...
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Synaptics disable touch detection on trackpad section

I am using a 2nd-gen Thinkpad X1 carbon, which implements the dedicated trackpoint buttons virtually at the top of the touchpad. Using the new-ish "SoftButtonAreas" setting in synaptics, I have set ...
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Synclient Missing Option

I am trying to set the "FingerPress" option of Synclient lower so that I can tap more "smoothly", meaning using less pressure. However I cannot see this option when I type synclient -l and when I ...
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Dell e6410 touchpad stopped working

My touchpad has been working fine all this time but suddenly it stopped working. I'm on ubuntu 14. The xinput list shows the touchpad Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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Tap-to-click doesnt always recognize a click. Ideas to fix it?

I have an ASUS G550 with an ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad. Everything works fine except tap-to-click doesnt recognize the click about 35% of the time which gets really annoying. I've tried fiddling around ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - right click not working on touchpad - Acer V3-572G-75CA

In my laptop touchpad it's not possible to get the right click action, neither by pressing the right button nor tapping the touchpad with two fingers. The output of xinput is: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Ubuntu change touchpad behaviour

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my AlienWare 13' Notebook and I really don't like the touchpad behaviour there. The two things I dislike are that the "right click" only works when I click the ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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touchpad not working suddenly in Ubuntu 14.04

I used touchpad well in my notebook till yesterday night. But I booted my notebook a while ago, found touchpad doesn't work. You know, There's nothing about touchpad in Ubuntu's system settings in my ...
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Use Synaptic Touchpad off button

I have a HP Pavilion g6-1202sa with a Synaptic Touchpad. On the touchpad is a little divot which acts like a button. It looks like this: In Windows I could double-tap the divot and my touchpad ...
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Synaptics touchpad: Left button full width

Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca". Asus ux32vd notebook. Synaptics touchpad (clickpad). Using the GUI to configure. The following works as intended: "Tap to click" is disabled (I only want real clicks to ...
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Lenovo synaptics clickpad dead zones (click and drag issues)

A while back, I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 11 (Model 20332), and promptly set it up to dual boot ubuntu. So far it's been a fantastic machine, however there's one thing that keeps me rebooting into ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 Twitching mouse cursor when using touchpad or just resting 1 finger on touchpad!

So I have been going through many of the forum posts here, even some who are addressing same issue as I have but not with a "real" fix! My problem is the mouse pad, when I use ubuntu, acts erratic ...
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Synaptics drivers are not loading on Kubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Portege R30-A X3300

I am using Toshiba Portege R30-A X3300 with Kubuntu 14.10. everything is working fine except scrolling and multitouch features. In the Start-menu > Settings > System Setting > input devices > ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Macbook Pro - Reset Touchpad Settings

How do i reset my touchpad settings to complete defaults? I've made a bit of a mess of things and installed and uninstalled gpointing-device-settings and mtrack but now all of my settings are messed ...
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Right click on Synaptic Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 14.10

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Aspire E3 112 and after a bit of fannying around with setting a System Password in the BIOS and trusting the Grub2 EFI settings, I have a stable system that ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver issue on Acer Aspire 5755G [duplicate]

From last system upgrade my synaptics touchpad driver's stopped working properly. The pointer is still working but other options like edge-scroll stopped working since last upgrade. I tried to ...
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Touchpad will ocassionally twitch when in use - synclient config fix?

I have a Dell Latitude 3340. Sometimes when using one finger on the touchpad, the cursor will have a seizure just from my finger resting on the touchpad (not even moving). xpinput reports that the ...
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Synaptics is not installed or not in use

i just bought an asus laptop. I installed Kubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1. When I'm trying to configure it on system settings it's said "Synaptics driver is not installed (or not in use)". With ...
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HP probook ubuntu 14.04 touchpad unresponsive

I just bought my HP probook that came with ubuntu 13. Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. But I had a problem with the touch pad. In my case the touchpad is not responsive. It is really hard to move the ...
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Edge scrolling is working fine but two finger scrolling had stopped working?

After reinstalling xorg, my two finger scrolling of the touchpad stopped working though edge scrolling is working perfectly. I tried different solutions but none of them work. My original ...
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Multitouch with Touchegg on SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would really like to make some multitouch gestures work, so I can use my touchpad to e.g. spread all windows, change workspace, and the like. My computer has a ...
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Udev driver not working with Synaptics Touchpad

Situation I am trying to get TouchEgg to work on my Xubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, since I'd like to enable multi (>2) touch gestures such as the three fingers to go back etc. This requires using ...
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Synaptics driver does not load in ubuntu 14.04

I have encountered a strange problem after upgrading my kernel in ubuntu 14.04, mainly the touchpad scrolling stopped working. After spending some time on debuging I came to a conclusion that ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 touchpad middle click problem

I just installed the development version of kubuntu 14.10. It use plasma 5. All thigns work correctly but I can't emulate the middle click tapping with two fingers on the touchpad. I tried to open ...
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Enable SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad in 14.04

With fresh install 14.04.1 (64-bit), the touchpad does not function at all (in fact, I see no mouse cursor). Touchpad works in Windows 8.1, both OS boot with EFI. xinput reports: SynPS/2 Synaptics ...
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Adding a threshold to two-finger scrolling on touchpad

I accidentally trigger two-finger scrolling on my touchpad when I mean to tap-to-click. Can I add a minimum threshold to reduce accidental scroll events? It causes issues when I: hold my finger ...
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Multi-Touch Tap Pad Gestures on Synaptics Tap Pad

On my previous machine, a Lenovo U400 with a cypress tap pad (R.I.P.), I could swipe left and right with four fingers to show and hide the Unity bar and double tap to switch through open apps. My new ...
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Synaptics touchpad: how to activate the cursor Momentum (NOT scrolling Momentum)

I'm not sure if the feature I want to activate is called Momentum. I want the cursor to continue moving in a direction like I'm pushing a ball. If I push the ball softy, it will continue moving a ...
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how to get control zone working on Ubuntu 14.10?

I have a HP envy 15t laptop that comes with a control zone. If you are not familiar with what that is please see this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXv5wR7705A I figured that Windows is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 - Touchpad not working/showing for Acer Aspire VN-791G

I got this laptop 2 days ago, after testing it with windows 8(all hardware worked fine), i decide do install Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64... Sadly the touch pad is not working. And not just sloppy movement or ...
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how do I configure synclient/touchegg/whatever to allow three-finger drag?

I have a Synaptics touchpad in a Lenovo IdeaPad U400 running Ubuntu 14.10 and GNOME 3.x . I want to configure my touchpad such that a three-finger swipe emulates a mouse press+drag. I want to be ...
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How to get two finger tap correctly working on 14.04 with Dell 7537?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron 7537. The two finger tap in the touchpad that simulates the right click is not very responsive. Sometimes it works at the first time, and ...
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Using touchpad with synaptics driver causes stairs-like cursor movement

When I use touchpad with synaptics driver all diagonal moves of mouse cursor have stairs-like pattern. It's worth noting that the size of the stairs depends on the pressure I move my finger with. If I ...
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Lenovo e545 TrackPoint and TouchPad Lefty and Scrolling

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu. I'm a lefty and currently using a Lenovo e545 with Ubuntu 14.04. I believe the mice are IBM TrackPoint and Synaptics UltraNav TouchPad. After going to system settings > Mouse ...
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ALPS Touchpad speed adjustment with synaptics driver

How could I change cursor speed (tocuhpad sensitivity?) for AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad from command line?
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How can I make a two-finger tap on touch pad take me to my desktop?

I recently switched to Ubuntu and have been customizing all my settings as much as possible. Now, I'm not sure how I did it (since it was a while back ago) but in Windows 7 I found a way to make my ...
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Touchpad not working anymore

Hi i was working on ubuntu 13.10 and everything was fine, i tried to install ubuntu 14.10 and the touchpad was not working anymore, so i tried some workaround but they didn't works, so i reinstalled ...
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Synaptics drives is not working correctly

When I start up Ubuntu, in the Mouse & Touchpad settings, the Touchpad is not shown. And the double-finger scroll as well as other gestures provided by synaptics driver will not work. After ...
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How do the PressureMotion options work?

On the documentation there are four pressure motion related options: Option "PressureMotionMinZ" "integer" Finger pressure at which minimum pressure motion factor is applied. Property: "Synaptics ...
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How to get ButtonPress and ButtonRelease events from middle button in Synaptics' clickpad?

I have a Synaptics touchpad, with a 3 buttons clickpad (it is a ThinkPad X1 Carbon with physical buttons). Using xev, when I click the middle button I get the corresponding ButtonPress and ...
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Lenovo Synaptics Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo Flex 2-15 but got an issue which flaws my ubuntu experience. Synaptics is working good except the two finger scrolling annoys me. When having ...
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How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has, from what I can tell, an Elantech touchpad. Two-finger scrolling and two-finger tapping work great in Windows and Fedora, but don't work ...
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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 ...