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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Where can I download synaptics touchpad drivers? [closed]

Synaptics touchpad is not working on my friend's laptop. Here is the result of xinput list: http://paste.ubuntu.com/611380/ I think the touchpad is not detected at all, he's using the laptop ...
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Is it normal for syndaemon to use 100% CPU?

Since I upgrade to 11.04, the new Ubuntu One daemon (syndaemon) is using 100% at somewhat random intervals. I'm not updating any files in the folder to my knowledge, so it's a bit confusing as to why ...
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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touchpad's top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corenr to toggle the touchpad and ...
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Change touchpad horizontal and vertical acceleration/sensitivity?

How do I individually change the horizontal and vertical acceleration of the cursor? I can scroll side-to-side in a single stroke on a 1600x900 monitor on my laptop, but I can never do that ...
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50-synaptics.conf options not working

How does Ubuntu come up with the default synaptics settings? I've got Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 installed on an Eeepc 900. Out of the box TapButton2 was set to 3, and TapButton3 was set to 2. I have ...
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How to get the touchpad working on Acer Extensa 5630 [closed]

The touchpad on my Acer Extensa 5630z does not work. It used to work fine in Windows 7, but it has not worked since the moment I installed Ubuntu. I've tried installing synaptics driver using this ...
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Mouse wheel on Dell Vostro V13

I have a Dell Vostro V13, which Canonical claim is "Certified" for Ubuntu. So it surprises me that the synaptics trackpad isn't recognised as such and defaults to psmouse emulation. This means no ...
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“Disable touchpad button”: touchpad won't re-enable

My Acer Timeline has a "Disable touchpad button" which works too well. That is, once I've pressed it, pressing it again won't re-enable the touchpad. I've tried a couple of things like: gconftool-2 ...
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Synaptics Touchpad problem when disabling it and then enabling it

My girlfriend has an HP dv6000. In ubuntu 10.10 32bit i use the synaptics on it and all is good but when i disable it and enable it the problem starts. When booting the problem was that the synaptics ...
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What's the recommended way to configure a Synaptics touchpad device?

I want to increase the scroll area by moving the so-called RightEdge a bit towards the middle. Right now I'm doing this via a one-liner that's called at session start (added via ...
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Synaptics touchpad on my Acer 4530 stop working

i got my touchpad stop working after several hours being disabled (using Fn+F7 in my Acer 4530). i've tried many times to turn it on using the same key-combination (Fn+F7), although the touchpad ...
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Sometimes keyboard & touchpad work… sometimes not [closed]

When I first ran Ubuntu from CD on this Dell Inspiron 2650, it worked for about ten to fifteen minutes, then it hung (I was probably trying to do too much at once from a Live CD). The next time, my ...
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Disable touchpad hardware buttons

I'd like to disable hardware buttons on the synaptic touchpad, but still be able to use the touchpand and "tap"-click on its surface. I don't find the related options in the output of synclient -l. ...
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Why does the “Mouse” preferences GUI not allow me to enable two-finger scrolling?

I know that my touchpad is capable of it. I can enable glitch-free two-finger scrolling by running this script: #! /bin/sh synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient ...
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How to use touch-gesture-recognition-stack on multitouch-enabled touchpads?

I currently have a Synaptics touchpad with only few classic multitouch features (2 finger scroll, right click). By installing the respective testing suite, I saw that it doesn't accept my touchpad as ...
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How do I restore two finger middle click again?

it used to be that tapping two fingers on the touchpad send a middle mouse click. Now it does a right click and three fingers now are the middle click. I really can't understand the change and think ...
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Touchpad is weird after reboot from Windows

I'm dualbooting Ubuntu and Win7 (though I must admit I can count the number of times I've used Win7 during the last 6 months on one hand). My laptop is a Acer TravelMate 8471. One thing I noticed ...
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Synaptics touch pad disable button not functional

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-307EA Laptop which has the Synaptics touchpad. It works fine, but one thing that's never worked is the disable button above it, which should completely turn off the ...
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How to Disable touchpad while typing on Aspire One

I want to disable the touchpad while I type on my Aspire one netbook. If I issue the command syndaemon the synaptics driver is not detected: Unable to find a synaptics device So, I added the ...