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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I prevent my cursor from moving when I am clicking the trackpad?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro. When I click the trackpad, it is always registered as a small mouse movement as well as a click, so it drags whatever I click on. has anybody else ...
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multitouch gestures

I wanted to know how I could configure multi-touch gestures in Ubuntu. In windows I can do this using the synaptics driver software. I have already used synclient to configure the taps, palmdetect, ...
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Touchpad is recognized but not working on Toshiba P855-S5312 - Ubuntu 12.10

i just made a new fresh install of ubuntu 12.10, everything works nice but the touchpad istn working, it is recognized but it is not working, here a paste bin of what i get when I type "xinput list". ...
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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who ...
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Canno't open ubuntu software center and synaptic package manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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(thinkpad t400) Two-finger scroll stops working after reboot

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and I really want to use two-finger scrolling on the Synaptics TouchPad. I can't activate it in the System Preferences because the checkbox is disabled. Finally I managed to ...
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Synaptics Touchpad cannot move while pressing a key? V 8.1

my Synaptics touchpad refuses to move anytime I am pressing a key on the keyboard. I've looked everywhere on the internet telling me to go to Device Pointer Properties, then Settings, then Pointing, ...
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Where to configure synaptics touchpad to use inverted two finger scrolling?

I want to configure my synaptics touchpad to user inverted scrolling with two fingers. Where to configure synaptics for this in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Touchpad palm sensitivity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard? I'm using (K)ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a Synaptics touchpad. The palm sensitivity it terrible, whenever I'm typing ...
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Natural scrolling not working for horizontal scroll, how to fix this?

I've enabled natural scrolling via Ubuntu Tweak's miscellaneous options, but that doesn't seem to take effect for horizontal scroll; neither in web browsers, nor in nautilus or other native ...
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How do I load the synaptics driver on 12.04? (Scrolling does not work)

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Lenovo z580 laptop. The touchpad maker is Synaptics. However Ubuntu is unable to load the Synaptics driver, although the driver has been installed. Due to this, ...
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help with synclient configuration on an Elantech touchpad

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my brand new ASUS K55V. The touchpad behaves weird - two finger tap is interpreted as right-click, click and drag is not working (a double click is needed) ...
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Synaptics mousepad does not work properly after update

Ever since I updated my system on 11.09. my mousepad hasn't been working properly. xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-1ubuntu1~precise1 has been replaced by xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ...
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Touchpad scrolling

Just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu. I wonder if it's possible to enable two fingers and edge scrolling, both??? I think I had this on Xubuntu. BTW, I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with Gnome 3 ...
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Right mouse button doesnt work on a Lenovo Ideapad Y580

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my new Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 M772DGE. Unfortunately the right mouse button is not working correctly. Every mouse button click is interpreted as a left mouse button ...
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How do I enable SHMConfig?

I don't know how to enable SHMConfig on Ubuntu 12.04 so that I can run synclient -m 100 correctly. I searched and solutions were with HAL daemon, but I don't have HAL, I think it was deprecated. ...