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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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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Disable Touchpad while Typing Doesn't Work

The standard settings for Mouse & Touchpad can't make my touchpad inactive while I'm typing and "Palm Detection" in gpointing-device-settings also doesn't work. synclient didn't have PalmDetect ...
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touchpad configuration not working (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: 1) I frequently get accidental right click ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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How to reset xinput touchpad settings?

I tried to change my touchpad settings by using these commands: xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Finger" 50 90 255 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Noise ...
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Touchpad not Working, Dell Inspirion 13 7347

I'm having issues with my Dell Inspirion 13 model 7347 Mid 2014. The Touchpad just won't work with 15.04 however it is detected. However it works on 14.04.2 LTS until you install updates then it ...
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How to enable non working touchpad?

I can't set up touchpad driver. My notebook - ASUS X550L. It doesn't work! I go to mouse/touchpad, but touchpad tab isn't here. I try to install synaptic - nothing happens, manuals tell me to change ...
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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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Stop Scrolling on fingers up

When scrolling on my synaptics touchpad using two-finger-scrolling it continues scrolling after my fingers don't touch the trackpad anymore. When I scroll and try to use a keyboard shortcut ...
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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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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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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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Mouse pointer jittering

I have Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112-C97Q) netbook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Sometimes the mouse pointer starts to "jitter" and jump here and there, which makes the system completely unusable. I believe ...
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Help with Synaptiks touchpad

I bought a laptop 2 weeks ago, wiped Windows8 off and installed Ubuntu 12.04. I've been trying to install synaptiks for the past 6 days trying multiple fix's, so I could configure my touchpad because ...
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Touchpad scroll not working in Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15

I recently bought the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 (2015 edition). I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside pre-installed Windows 8.1. Everything works great except the touch pad scroll. I want to make ...
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Right click on Synaptic Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 14.10

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Aspire E3 112 and after a bit of fannying around with setting a System Password in the BIOS and trusting the Grub2 EFI settings, I have a stable system that ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: Problem with the Synaptics touchpad on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA110) not detected

i have a little problem with the touchpad on my netbook, the HDD is gone, so i installed Ubuntu on an USB key, but the touchpad, for some reason, isn't detected. I checked everything, the drivers are ...
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Synaptics drivers are not loading on Kubuntu 13.10 on Dell Vostro 2420

I freshly installed Kubuntu 13.10, 32 bit version on newly purchased Dell Vostro 2420. everything is working fine except scrolling and multitouch features through touchpad. I am able to change ...
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Bottom of touchpad scrolling

I'm having an issue where the touchpad on my laptop acts strangely towards the bottom. Tracking works fine across most of the pad and two-finger scrolling works, but whenever my finger reaches the ...
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Synaptics Touchpad recognised but two-finger scroll doesn't work

I've spent two whole days trying to figure out what my HP Spectre's issue could be, but since I'm more or less a noob I hit blunt. Recently I upgraded by Ubuntu OS from 14.10 (with kernel 3.16.0-28) ...
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Synaptics Property Drivers

I have a Toshiba notebook with Synaptics touchpad. I would like to set 3 finger swipe and some other gestures but they are not available in settings. This official page says there is a driver suite ...
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Synaptics Touchpad missing in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Dell 5550

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new Dell Latitude E5550. I seem to have two problems. One. When I run 'xinput' I get: justin@sunkite:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted pc)

My pc (Toshiba Satellite) is dual booted with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Last week it didn't boot ubuntu and the touchpad stopped working. However I solved the booting problems (It now boots both ...
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Synaptics is not installed or not in use

i just bought an asus laptop. I installed Kubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1. When I'm trying to configure it on system settings it's said "Synaptics driver is not installed (or not in use)". With ...
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Asus X750JA and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just bought an Asus X750JA with windows installed. I decided to use Ubuntu Gnome. The problem is that Ubuntu didn't installed the touchpad drivers. The pad is recognized, but the functions of ...
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Synaptics touchpad detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse on Ubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my computer (HP pavilion dv6) but I am not able to get work my Synaptics Touchpad. I launched a xinput -list and I could see that it is installed as PS/2 Generic ...
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Enable multiple touches on touchpad

I have a Vaio laptop, where the touchpad contains the two buttons (primary and secondary). This means you have to click your touchpad to click on things. The buttons are not separate to the touchpad. ...
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Ancient Gateway netbook - touchpad does not work in Kubuntu 14.04

I have an older Gateway LT21 netbook. The touchpad works fine in Ubuntu 14.04 using the Unity interface. It also works in Lubuntu and Xubuntu. The netbook is very slow and lags when using the Unity ...
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Synaptics touchpad: how to activate the cursor Momentum (NOT scrolling Momentum)

I'm not sure if the feature I want to activate is called Momentum. I want the cursor to continue moving in a direction like I'm pushing a ball. If I push the ball softy, it will continue moving a ...
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How to config Trackpoint + Synaptics touchpad only enable clicks on Linux (Ubuntu)

I have Thinkpad T440, which do not ship with the three buttons on the touchpad. I used to use trackpoint with clicks on those three buttons. While in this T440 case, I want to disable the touchpad " ...
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Modifier Keys get stuck on single or double tap

I have a Lenovo Miix 2 11" tablet/laptop that uses a Synaptics keyboard dock. I noticed that if I press and release any of the modifier keys, they will remain "on" until I press another key. e.g. ...
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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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Xubuntu 14.04 Synaptics Touchpad works on login screen, stops working after login

The last thing I remember installing was Wine and some library (I'm new to linux and I've forgotten) and after I rebooted the touchpad would not work anymore. Let me know what other information you ...
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Enable right click when bottom right corner of trackpad tapped

I recently updated from 14.04 to 15.04 and am trying to resolve an issue with my Logitech TK820. Prior to the update, when I tapped the bottom right hand corner of the trackpad, I would see the right ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Scrolling not working

After upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04, the Synaptics Touchpad no longer works properly. In 14.04 it was fine, in 14.10 it did not work at all, but in 15.04 it works minimally in that I can ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 Twitching mouse cursor when using touchpad or just resting 1 finger on touchpad!

So I have been going through many of the forum posts here, even some who are addressing same issue as I have but not with a "real" fix! My problem is the mouse pad, when I use ubuntu, acts erratic ...
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Synaptics drivers are not loading on Kubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Portege R30-A X3300

I am using Toshiba Portege R30-A X3300 with Kubuntu 14.10. everything is working fine except scrolling and multitouch features. In the Start-menu > Settings > System Setting > input devices > ...
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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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No Synaptics Touchpad Drivers

So in an attempt to install the fglrx-updates package I somehow managed to disable my touchpad. I've gone through all the things I can think of. I tried reinstalling the xorg drivers via: sudo ...
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Enable SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad in 14.04

With fresh install 14.04.1 (64-bit), the touchpad does not function at all (in fact, I see no mouse cursor). Touchpad works in Windows 8.1, both OS boot with EFI. xinput reports: SynPS/2 Synaptics ...
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unmet dependencies for synaptics touchpad driver

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on a Lenovo S21e-20. To get things like two-finger-scrolling or suspending the touchpad during typing, I wanted to install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics but installation ...
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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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Execute a command 20 seconds after the desktop is booted

I try to execute this command at startup of my desktop to enable a three finger tap on my synaptic touchpad: synclient TapButton3=2 I tried to put it into /etc/local.rc and I tried to put it into ...
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Restore Synaptics touchpad settings to default

I had been trying to adjust my trackpad's settings to make it more accurate, but now I am having a few problems with it (namely, cant tap-drag more than about an inch, and right click no longer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running on VMware 11 : Touchpad scroll does not work

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 as guest OS on VMWare workstation v11. Machine is a Lenovo z50-70 laptop. I haven't been able to scroll using the touchpad. I have to either use a usb mouse or the touchpad ...
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14.10 Trackpad works correctly on live CD, but not after installation

I purchased a Dell Inspiron 7746 notebook, and have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on alongside Windows. All has worked well so far, but I am having a frustrating getting the trackpad to work correctly. The ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded

The Synaptics touchpad on my Toshiba Tecra Z50A works correctly but verticals scroll is not working. With synclient -l I get: Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded? ...
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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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14.04 - Make synclient changes persistent

No other related thread has a definite answer for this. Some say to create 50-synaptics.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ , while others say to use the one in usr/share/X11. Creating ...