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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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?
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How do I enable multitouch on a Dell Inspiron 15R? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable my synaptics trackpad? I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Inspiron 15R, but the touchpad (manufactured by Alps) is recognized as a normal mouse, so it ...
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With Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10, why do I have to run commands to enable two finger scrolling?

When I run the following commands in the terminal the radio button in the mouse options will enable two finger scrolling. If I do not run these commands first, then scrolling radio button no longer ...
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Is it possible to set a defined area for multitouch gestures on an Synaptics touchpad?

I have a HP dm1z with one of those button-less click pads. I'm running Oneiric beta, and the multitouch functionality works - I'm able to two finger scroll and move windows with a 3 finger gesture. ...
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Medibuntu repository broke my system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update I installed the medibuntu repository using the following comand: sudo wget ...
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Why is configuring synaptics udev rules so hard? [closed]

I am trying to configure my Synaptics driver with a few udev rules regarding the behavior of the TapButton options, and has so far been unsuccessful in doing so. No matter what I type in my .rules ...
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Upgrade xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

I have a Thinkpad x220i. I'm using Natty. The touchpad works ok, but the pointer is "shaky" which is really distracting. I tested the Oneiric Alpha 3 and there the Touchpad works fine out of the ...
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How can I have inertia scrolling for my touchpad? [closed]

I'd like to have inertia scrolling for my touchpad, how can I do this, thanks!
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Creating synaptics entry in xorg.conf cases X to not start

Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't seem to have an entry for my Synaptics Touchpad xorg.conf file by default. As soon as I create Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" ...
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Pointing devices doesn't keep configuration

I'm not able to scroll by my touchpad after reboot. When I set from System > Preferences > Pointing devices the vertical scrolling, it works till reboot. My X11 current configuration is: Section ...
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How to get device ID

I am using ubuntu 11.04 on my system. I want to disable the touchpad of the laptop, and for that I need the device id. Can anybody explain how to find the device ID of my device?
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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 touch-pad’s top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corner 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 ...