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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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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Ordinary two-button touchpad incorrectly detected as clickpad

I have the reverse problem of a lot of folks trying to get clickpads to work: I have an ordinary touchpad, with two physical buttons below it, that is incorrectly detected as a clickpad. This is on an ...
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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 ...
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trackpad script not working on startup / login

The issue at hand My aim is to enable natural scrolling on system start (or session start), which - up until now - could be easily achieved using a startup script, but since migrating from 12.04 (32 ...
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How can I setup my touchpad multi-finger tapping functionality?

I'm trying to setup my multi-finger tap in the following way: Single finger - Left click Two fingers - Middle click Three fingers - Right click What I currently have is: Single finger - Left ...
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Touchpad does not work on Acer Aspire V5-121, on

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my new Acer Aspire V5-121 Netbook. The first thing I noticed was that the touchpad does not work. It does not recognize clicks or touches. How do I find out what's ...
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon PalmDetect fail

We can see that w (width of finger) is always. Do the PalmDetect actually does not work. ubunto 12.10. synclient 1.6.2 :~$ synclient| grep Palm PalmDetect = 1 PalmMinWidth = ...
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how to use circular scrolling using synaptics touchpad

I have used that feature in windows and I have always wanted to try that feature on this ubuntu raring.Using gsynaptics doesn't work it shows grey or deactivated buttons on circular scrolling. Is ...
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Enabling wheel emulation on Thinkpad Helix (clickpad)

I'm trying to enable wheel emulation on my Thinkpad Helix. The touchpad is button-less (a click-pad). This is my synaptics configuration: Option "SHMConfig" "on" Option "ClickPad" ...
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[mouse]where synaptic touchpad settings in user account?

I have some trouble with my "synaptics touchpad" The touchpad is one of those that use the psmouse kernel module (i.e. modprobe psmouse will get the pad to work [mouse moves] and modprobe -r psmouse ...
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Synaptics touchpad pressure monitoring? (SHM no longer seems to exists)

I'm thinking of making an application that uses the pressure information from a Synaptics touchpad. It used to be that you could at least monitor this using synclient -m [interval], but from my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Toshiba touchpad not working

I have a Toshiba Satellite T130-10G laptop and I can't get my touchpad to work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (I have tried also 12.10 and did not work either). In the same laptop I have Windows 7 installed and ...
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mouse and touchpad has limited settings

I am trying to alter the speed of the pointer when I use a the touchpad. $ xinput list displays: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Lenovo Ideapad P500 - Touchpad Issues

The touchpad on my Lenovo Ideapad P500 only works occasionally, and when it does work it usually stops unexpectedly after a couple minutes of use. When it does occasionally work, xinput -list outputs ...
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Synaptics Touchpad is not working on ubuntu 12.04

My touchpad wasn't working and I found that code, sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps But now, when I close and open touchpad from disable/enable button, the ...
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Dell Inspiron n5110 touchpad stop working after upgrate to 13.04

I've recently upgraded to 13.04 and touchpad partially stop working on my Dell Inspiron n5110. The left and right buttons still working but motions and taps don't. The system does detect my touchpad ...
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HP DV6 ClickPad not working properly

In total, I think wasted 6-8 hours trying to make the ClickPad work properly. Goals: *Get fully recognized by Ubuntu *Two finger scrolling/Side panel scrolling *Change sensitivity (not ...
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Better driver for synaptics touchpads

Ubuntu is said to have a 'generic driver' - does this mean it is missing features? There are a few features I miss from my touchpad under windows. I will list some of them here: 1.) Circular ...
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Ubuntu completly ignores my xorg.d settings

I've talked about my laptop's touchpad elsewhere... Given its touchpad position and configuration you trigger the secondary and terciary click while typing as they are bound to the Left Top and ...
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Calibrating Clickpad

I just installed and set up Ubuntu 12.10 on my new Lenovo S206 with a Synaptics Clickpad. The problem is that clicking makes the cursor jump which is quite annoying at times. So I checked the fora for ...
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How to add a synclient command to rc.local?

If I just put synclient string=value in rc.local it doesn't work. Do I need an echo to someplace or is rc.local not the place to do this?
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My TouchPad is not responding on an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't ...
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synaptics multitouch not working 12.04

I have a laptop (Acer 7745G) with a synaptics touchpad that should support up to 3 finger multitouch if I am interpreting the output of grep "TouchPad: buttons" /var/log/Xorg.0.log correctly. The ...
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Synaptics Touchpad becomes unresponsive immediately after login

So, my touchpad works just fine when on login screen, but buttons and touchpad are completely unusable. Here's the kicker: the touchpad is NOT DISABLED. This occurred first after I locked the laptop ...
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Can't set synaptics “TapButton” options in 12.04 LTS

I have recently upgraded my netbook from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 LTS. Since the upgrade - in fact, possibly since the upgrade to 11.10 - the system no longer registers touchpad taps as mouse clicks ...
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Problem with Touchpad scroll

I've installed Virtually Ubuntu 12.10 on my Toshiba laptop with Vmware 9.0 it works good, but my Touchpad scrolling doesn't work anymore My Question is: Where I can download a driver for my ...
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Touchpad tab is missing but ubuntu detects

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 but when i got to mouse settings, touchpad tab is missing. Ubuntu detects it. shahzeb@shahzeb-laptop:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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3 finger multitouch - Lenovo E530

i have started to try out some more from Ubuntu as dualboot on my laptop (Lenovo E530 with 640M). In Windows my touchpads gestures are working with three fingers to emulate back and forward (in a ...
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How can I get the Touchpad menu to show on HP DV7?

I've done a clean install of 12.10 on an HP DV7. According to xinput I do have a PS/2 Synaptics Touchpad. It shows PS/2 Synaptics Touchpad at ID=11 and Virtual core XTEST pointer listed above it at ...
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Where to find synaptics mouspad gesture installation packages

I stumbled upon following web page and was immediately interested in the mousepad gesture possibilities. However I can't find any installation package (not in the software center, nor in synaptic). ...
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synaptics: No touchpad found

No touchpad found No touchpad was found in this system. If the system has a touchpad, please make sure that the synaptics driver is properly installed and configured. If your touchpad is not ...
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Ubuntu isn't loading xorg.conf

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro, and I've been using synclient to get the trackpad settings how I want them. I created an xorg.conf in /etc/X11 to make the settings permanent: Section ...
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How do I fix dead Synaptics ClickPad on Ubuntu 12.10 + Toshiba P850?

I've recently purchased a Toshiba Laptop having Windows 8 installed. After successfully dual booting in this EFI madness Win8/Ubuntu 12.10 I am at a loss as to how to enable the touch pad in Ubuntu ...
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Thinkpad touchpad behaves erratically after using synclient

I am on a fresh 12.10 install on a brand-new Lenovo Thinkpad X121e. The touchpad was already quite bad just after the installation, but now it is just too erratic to use... Trying to move the mouse ...
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Synaptics touchpad moves a few dots when tapping

Normal mouse movement is fine but when I try to tap the touchpad the pointer often moves away a few dots. Which is kind of annoying, because sometimes the cursor ends up where its not supposed to be. ...
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Touchpad: how can I keep my palms touching the top corners from registering as a two-finger scroll?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and when I'm typing my palms cover the upper corners of the touchpad, and frequently touch at the same time. It seems palm detection isn't working, or possibly a small ...
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Touchpad cursor inertia

When using my synaptics touchpad on Windows, the driver has the option of giving the cursor inertia (note, not just the scrolling). I found it a lot less straining to use the touchpad with this ...
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Lenovo Z480 with 12.04 touchpad right click not working

I've spent quite some time working on this and so far I've found some workarounds but no true solution. (I originally included several links for reference, but since I'm new I quickly found out that ...
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Right click not working - trying to use script

I'm trying to use the script found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingTouchpadDetection To have my right click working in Ubuntu 12.04. My laptop is a brand new Asus K55 (I think it went into ...
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Increase sensitivity of a touchpad with the synaptics driver

What settings do I need to tweak in order to increase the sensitivity of my touchpad in synaptics? $ synclient Parameter settings: LeftEdge = -2393 RightEdge = ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm

My laptop is: "Lenovo G580" and it comes with a very sensitive touchpad. Specially, when I place my hands comfortably to type, it "thinks" I'm touching the top-left corner. This becomes really ...
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touchpad is not working in acer aspiron oneD260

I am using ubuntu 12.04. touch pad is not detecting in my netbook. sometimes it is detected and work properly. I try to find list of input device using xinput command.it will not shows the touch ...
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Touchpad settings not available acer aspire V3-771G

I have a brand new laptop, with xubuntu and i can't find the touchpad settings. In the mouse settings menu, there's only a mouse tab and i can't set the side scroll or disable touchpad when typing. ...
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Touchpad not detected on ThinkPad E530

I have ubuntu 12.10 on ThinkPad Edge E530. I guess it has Synaptics touchpad, but it's not detected at all. Tried xinput: ~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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Importing synaptics settings

I've got a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook which I've installed Ubuntu on. In Chrome OS the clickpad is working great but in ubuntu it hasn't got the same settings so I'm having problems with selcting ...
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Synaptics Touchpad v7.4 cannot move while pressing a key?

My Synaptics Touchpad v7.4 won't move when I'm using my arrow keys. Everywhere I've looked on the internet is telling me to go to Device Pointer Properties > Settings > Pointing > Sensitivity > Palm ...