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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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. ...
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Touchpad issue with my hp mini

I am new to ubuntu. Installed later version but having issues with my touchpad. I've got an Hp mini can someone guide me step by step how to solve it. Even where write the code single step by step. ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? While trying to install Ubuntu restricted extras package from the ubuntu ...
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Samsung QX410-j01 Touchpad is not working

I have been using Ubuntu on a Samsung QX410-j01 laptop for ~2 years (mostly v11.04). Yesterday, I upgraded to 11.10 and eventually to 12.04. Now, only the left click on the touchpad works. I cannot ...
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Touchpad in Sony Vaio E14 - cannot click with a finger and drag with another - Ubuntu 12.04

I had the following issues with my Sony Vaio E14115's touchpad on Ubuntu 12.04: Right click not working Vertical scrolling not working Then I followed these steps to fix it: Downloaded a ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? ...
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Syanptics Touchpad Won't Re-enable

I disabled my Synaptics touchpad while a key on my keyboard and now I can't get it to work again. When I press that key again it says the touchpad turns back on but will not work at all. Rebooting ...
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Gnome touchpad control vs. synaptics

There are several settings (speed, sensitivity, acceleration, tap-to-click) that seem to be independently managed between the built-in gnome Mouse and Touchpad configuration tool and synclient ...
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Are there other gestures for the Synaptics Touchpad besides two-finger scrolling?

I have a Synaptics Touchpad on my Dell XPS 14z and I was wondering if there was any way I could enable some gestures besides two-finger scrolling. Are there any special drivers i need? I've read ...
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Mac like MultiTouch support

I don't remember how but in 11.10 I had managed to find a few multitouch actions to be supporetd by some software. Now I am using 12.04, Is there any way/application/workaround/plugin or anything ...
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How to edit synaptics configuration? xorg.conf way doesen't work

I need to bind the TapButton3 as central mouse button so i do: synclient TapButton3=2 it works great but when i restart or wake up from suspension it forgets the setting. i know that i have to ...
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How do disable tap-to-click while typing?

Running Kubuntu 12.4 on a Thinkpad 410S. I'm hoping to disable the tap-to-click mechanisms while I am typing, similar to what I can do in windows. So far I have only been able to figure out how to: ...
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How can I enable two-finger scrolling in Ubuntu 12.04?

I need help with getting two-finger scrolling to work in Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. It used to work in previous Ubuntu versions, so I know it can be done. However the option to enable two-finger scrolling ...
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Synaptic touchpad right-click not working

I'm having the same problem as in previous Ubuntu versions. The workaround to the problem for 11.10 was to use https://launchpad.net/~sergio91pt/+archive/synaptics+clickpads, but for 12.04 I haven't ...
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How to edit Synaptics Touchpad values in Ubuntu 12.04? No xorg.conf file!

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 got some issues with my touchpad. I reported the problem and finally today a guy replied here - ...
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Touchpad twitchy on an HP G62 with a SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad [closed]

I experience some problems with my touchpad on Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime I tap/double tap the touchpad the cursor is moving around (not static as should be) (for example if I want to close a window, I ...
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How do I configure the touchpad so that the cursor doesn't move when I click?

Just installed 12.04 LTS and I experience some problems with my touchpad. Everytime I tap/double tap, the cursor is moving around (not static as should be). For example if I want to close a window, I ...
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Synaptics Touchpad - cursor moves around when just 'tapped' after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade

After upgrading to version 12.04 LTS I experience some problems with my touchpad. Everytime I tap on the touch the cursor is moving around (for example if I want to close a window, I click on "x" ...
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Grab Handles by Three-Finger Tap not working after upgrade to 12.04

I recently upgrade my Ubuntu installation from 11.10 to 12.04. Before the upgrade I was able to use three-finger tapping to bring up the grab-handles. Unfortunately, after the upgrade, that ...
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Two-finger scroll not working in some apps

Starting yesterday the two-finger scroll on my laptop seems to be acting up. It works perfectly in almost everything, except gedit and nautilus. I wasn't able to find any reference to this issue, ...
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How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 5.5. I'm just wondering if there is something that takes all the kinks out of the touch-pad. It works good, but it feels sluggish, double tap works about ...
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Enable thumb detection on MacBook Pro

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 on my MacBook Pro 8.1 and now I have issues with my touchpad. I am used to click the button of the pad instead of tapping it to click an item, ...
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How can I port packages from OpenSuSE to Ubuntu?

My question stems from the fact that I could use my Synaptics Clickpad perfectly in OpenSuSE, but cannot in Ubuntu 12.04. Earlier versions also had problems. I got the ...
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Adding 'tap zones' to Synaptics touch pad?

In Windows I can configure the corners of my touchpad to act as another button or control. For example, I use the top left as a "middle click" and the bottom left as "mute". I have searched around ...
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How to disable Synaptics pinch-to-zoom support in evince (PDF viewer)?

My friend experiences this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/875359 But most of the time zoom is activated unintentionally when using two-fingers scrolling on a Synaptics ...
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How to install synaptics clickpad patch?

I'm affected by this bug, which means my ClickPad is not working properly. The bug-description says, there are patches for this, which can be found here. But when I download the newest version of ...
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3-finger tap getting prematurely grabbed

Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.04. By default 2-finger tap was set to right click and 3-finger tap (3FT) to middle click (button 3). 2-finger tap works fine when I set tap-action to x x x ...
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Synaptics touchpad disabled after update in Kubuntu [closed]

I have one Kubuntu computer running 11.10, after the updates a few days ago my synaptics touchpad died, it simply refuses to run, I am sure its a software thing because it works if I use a LiveCD. ...
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How to lock touchpad while typing

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Inspiron N5110. As the touch pad is a bit large in this model it’s frequently getting in my way while typing. Although I try my best to not touch it, the cursor ...
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How do I enable my synaptics trackpad?

When I booted 11.10 from the Install CD, everything worked fine. However, once I installed Ubuntu, my trackpad stopped working - does anyone know why this is so?