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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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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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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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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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 ...