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 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 ...
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How can I reduce Hysteresis in the clickpad area?

I have a problem with my touchpad: Every time I use the clickpad (left click or right click) the pointer moves a little bit (sometimes more than a little), so I end up clicking something I don't want ...
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Disable right click option on a X1 Carbon Gen 2 Synaptics touchpad

I would like to disable the right click functionality when I click on the right side of the synaptic's touch-pad. I've tried the synaptic tool but it didn't apply the setting. Below is a question ...
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Touchpad not working on Yoga 2 pro

The touchpad is not being recognized on my Yoga 2 pro. I have to use an external mouse. There is a touchpad in /proc/bus/input/devices. Help would be greatly appreciated.
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how to change AreaBottomEdge without using xinput

Just as I can change SoftButtonAreas using xinput without having to edit xorg.conf, I want to be able to change AreaBottomEdge. When I list properties using xinput, it is not available, but it is ...
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Change right click behavior for touchpad

I have a new Lenovo T440p (which has an apple-like clickpad) and in windows, the touchpad behaves as I want it to, the entire surface behaves the same when clicked, and to right click, I click with ...
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Ubuntu touchpad issues

My touch pad is not scrolling when I try opening synaptiks I get the message "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?", and in mouse and touch pad settings i do not get any ...
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Touchpad breaks on resume - Why doesn't synclient work in shell script?

Sometimes suspend-resume breaks the use of the trackpad on XPS 15. I made a quick shell script to fix it again: sudo rmmod psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse synclient TapButton3=2 synclient FingerHigh=40 ...
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psmouse serio1: alps: Unknown ALPS touchpad in a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15

I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 and ripped Windows out of it to put Ubuntu 13.10 on. For other people with Ideapad Flex's, if you have the issue where Ubuntu loads with 0 brightness, try ...
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Synaptics drivers are not loading on Kubuntu 13.10 on Dell Vostro 2420

I freshly installed Kubuntu 13.10, 32 bit version on newly purchased Dell Vostro 2420. everything is working fine except scrolling and multitouch features through touchpad. I am able to change ...
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Synaptics driver doesn't load sometimes

Sometimes (randomly), the synaptics touchpad driver won't load on bootup. When reading /var/log/boot.log, i don't see anything touchpad-driver-like being started when this happens. But the file ...
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Multitap and Two-finger scrolling not working on HP-dv51142la

l'm running Kubuntu 13.10 64 bit on a HP dv5-1142la laptop. It's a SynPS/2 synaptics touchpad. I just can't get Two-finger scrolling and multitap to work. I've tried everything I've found with no ...
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Touchpad Issues?

I am kind of new to Ubuntu, and I love using it, but I hate the touchpad sensitivity in it. My touchpad works fine on Windwos, but in Ubuntu its very hard to work with. It closes tabs without tapping ...
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Touchpad doesn't work but is recognized. After modprobe, it works but isn't recognized

I'm having a kind of controversial problem here. I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and my touchpad does not works. I've already tried some fixes that I found but none of them worked perfectly. ...
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Does true multitouch not support wide finger?

I am using 12.04 on a recently bought Dell XPS. The touchpad configuration used to work on my old computer seems to be not working. On my old laptop. It didn't support true multitouch. ( three ...
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Touchpad Cursor Jumps While Moving Windows

I have the new Dell Inspiron 5000 with the haswell chipset. This laptop comes with a multi touchpad and a touch screen. I booted up a live CD of Ubuntu to see how everything worked and everything was ...
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Touchpad not supporting after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Lenovo 3430 3000 model laptop. USB mouse is supported by Ubuntu, but my touchpad is not supported. For Windows, I had to install Synaptics driver software to fully support touchpad. Is there ...
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How can I permanently change touchpad settings?

I added this script to my startup programs to change my touchpad settings on startup: synclient TapButton2=2 TapButton3=3 But this settings don't stay this way after startup. I changed my script ...
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Problem with synclient: '-m' flag missing

I'm trying to set up an action for three finger flick gesture using the instructions given here, and it worked perfectly well before upgrading to kubuntu 13.10 from 13.04. When I follow the ...
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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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Synaptics error “no touchpad found” at startup on HP laptop

I know there are a lot of topics on the synaptics touchpad not working, but I can't seem to find the answer to my problem anywhere. Please forgive me if I missed it. Here is what happened. After ...
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Keep synclient settings persistent

I've created the following file: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/51-synaptics-userdefined.conf: (copy of 50-synaptics.conf, only desired stuff changed and posted) Section "InputClass" Identifier ...
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Touchpad multi-tap buttons not configured correctly on 12.04 LTS

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer C7 chromebook with chrubuntu. Overall, it works very well, but there is one minor problem. I would like one finger for left click, and two for right click. I can ...
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Grub problem after upgrading Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 along Win7. I have tried to upgrade Ubuntu via Synaptic. After upgrade, Grub screen does not have Ubuntu in its List. You can see shot in below : Please tell me what am i ...
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Scrollling deceleration like in OSX

Is it possible in Ubuntu with a touchpad 2-finger scrolling? I do not know how to explain this, but the feeling is like kicking with your foot on a skateboard: When you scroll down a long page - if ...
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Touchpad jerks on tap, makes double clicking a pain

I have a question about the touchpad in Ubuntu 13.04 on my Hp Envy 3040nr. When I go to click tap (I don't like having to physically press the touchpad button), the cursor jerks maybe five or ten ...
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How to emulate middle-click on two-finger tap on a Snaptics touchpad?

I have a Synaptics touchpad whose whole surface is clickable (so the whole surface physically moves down). In windows, I can configure it so pressing the pad with two fingers works like right-click ...
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Is it possible to control minimum finger distance to trigger touchpad events?

I'm using touchegg and synaptics, and I'm trying to configure synaptics 3-finger gesture sensitivity. Currently, 3-finger dragging is being triggered by accident, and I think if I could configure a ...
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Disabling touchpad after suspend/resume

There are several questions about disabling touchpads on laptops on this site, but none of them seem to quite answer my question. I want to disable my touchpad (I've done that bit) and keep it ...
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Higher precision (smoothness) touchpad scrolling

Is it currently possible to make touchpad scrolling more precise? I know the underlying reason for the scolling jumpiness is that the scrolling itself is sent as mouse button (4, 5, 6, 7) events, ...
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Touchpad right click not working in 13.04, ASUS B400A-XH51 [duplicate]

I've just put Ubuntu 13.04 on my ASUS B400A-XH51 laptop and am having a problem with the touchpad: It has discrete left and right buttons, and the left one works fine, but the right one does nothing ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: Problem with the Synaptics touchpad on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA110) not detected

i have a little problem with the touchpad on my netbook, the HDD is gone, so i installed Ubuntu on an USB key, but the touchpad, for some reason, isn't detected. I checked everything, the drivers are ...
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Can't click and drag on Sentelic FingerSensingPad on Vizio Ultrabook

I have a Sentelic FingerSensingPad on a Vizio CT15 Ultrabook. I am using kernel 3.9. I am unable to click and drag (i.e. click with one finger, and move window around with the other.) Setting the ...
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Turn on Touchpad Momentum feature in ubuntu

I am using both Ubuntu 13.04 and windows. I am used to touchpad momentum feature in windows using my driver software for synaptic touchpad, but I cannot use that feature in Ubuntu as only a few ...
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two finger scroll issues: erratic selecting and app switching -Macbook pro 8,1

I've got ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook pro 8,1 I'm having issues with two fingered scrolling, 1: I can't select multiple items from a long list, because when I touch my fingers on the pad to scroll ...
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Pointing Devices, syndaemon, touchpad sensibility (Macbook Pro)

I have troubles understanding how my Ubuntu 13.04 is handling the touchpad of my Macbook Pro. Very annoying because I really can't work with the unit as the touchpad keeps being very "touchy", a ...
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Cannot add or remove packages; Errors were encountered while processing: libbz2-1.0 libbz2-1.0:i386

I noticed Ubuntu had not asked me to update in a while, which is strange. So, I opened the update manager and received the message, Software index is broken It is impossible to install or remove any ...
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Can I configure my synaptic touchpad to disable/enable with a triple click as it does in windows?

In windows, I can triple click the upper-left corner of my touchpad to enable/disable. I downloaded a little guy that enables/disables it, but I have to click on it and select enable/disable in the ...