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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No touchpad and cursor issues in ubuntu 14.04

So I just got ubuntu and even when running the live disk I had an issue where I couldn't click most of the time and the mouse would jump left every 3 seconds I thought once I got installed and updated ...
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Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working after update

I have found this solution from a thread a while ago but its temporary fix only: This seems to be a bug in 12.04.2. As stated in comments, a simple fix would be unloading the mouse driver ...
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Multitouch with Touchegg on SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would really like to make some multitouch gestures work, so I can use my touchpad to e.g. spread all windows, change workspace, and the like. My computer has a ...
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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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Kubuntu 14.04 - right click not working on touchpad - Acer V3-572G-75CA

In my laptop touchpad it's not possible to get the right click action, neither by pressing the right button nor tapping the touchpad with two fingers. The output of xinput is: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Ubuntu change touchpad behaviour

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my AlienWare 13' Notebook and I really don't like the touchpad behaviour there. The two things I dislike are that the "right click" only works when I click the ...
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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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Right touch of touchpad isn't working [closed]

As often I have problems with touchpad on Linux. I have managed to run right touchpad click, but I also want to have right-touch. I use this on windows, so it would be very useful to me. Is any way to ...
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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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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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touchpad not working suddenly in Ubuntu 14.04

I used touchpad well in my notebook till yesterday night. But I booted my notebook a while ago, found touchpad doesn't work. You know, There's nothing about touchpad in Ubuntu's system settings in my ...
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Can't move mouse short distances using touchpad

I recently got a new Lenovo Y50, and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. On my previous Dell XPS 17, the touchpad had excellent response even when moving my finger slightly -- by moving my finger a very short ...
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Synaptics AreaBottomEdge messes up click and drag on Asus ClickPad

I have an Asus n550jv that has a clickpad, where there aren't distinct buttons for right and left clicking. Clicking the pad in the bottom left often moves the cursor slightly, so I miss my target by ...
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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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Use Synaptic Touchpad off button

I have a HP Pavilion g6-1202sa with a Synaptic Touchpad. On the touchpad is a little divot which acts like a button. It looks like this: In Windows I could double-tap the divot and my touchpad ...
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How to install Synaptiks on touchpad on Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version but Previously i was in Ubuntu 13.10 where i used to operate my touchpad with circle scrolling. But Now in the Ubuntu 14.04 there is no " ...
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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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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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Synaptics touchpad: Left button full width

Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca". Asus ux32vd notebook. Synaptics touchpad (clickpad). Using the GUI to configure. The following works as intended: "Tap to click" is disabled (I only want real clicks to ...
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Lenovo synaptics clickpad dead zones (click and drag issues)

A while back, I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 11 (Model 20332), and promptly set it up to dual boot ubuntu. So far it's been a fantastic machine, however there's one thing that keeps me rebooting into ...
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Only Three Finger scrolling and right clicking works, no Two Finger [migrated]

I've installed Linux Mint 17 Rebecca today and everything seemed to work fine, everything but Two Finger Scrolling and right clicking on my Synaptics touchpad. I searched the internet for guides ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 & Macbook Pro - Reset Touchpad Settings

How do i reset my touchpad settings to complete defaults? I've made a bit of a mess of things and installed and uninstalled gpointing-device-settings and mtrack but now all of my settings are messed ...
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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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Touchpad not detected

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in the new Lenovo Z510 Ideapad laptop. To check if my Touchpad is detected I typed the command xinput list and this is my output: I tried everything mentioned in ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver issue on Acer Aspire 5755G [duplicate]

From last system upgrade my synaptics touchpad driver's stopped working properly. The pointer is still working but other options like edge-scroll stopped working since last upgrade. I tried to ...
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Adding a threshold to two-finger scrolling on touchpad

I accidentally trigger two-finger scrolling on my touchpad when I mean to tap-to-click. Can I add a minimum threshold to reduce accidental scroll events? It causes issues when I: hold my finger ...
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Touchpad will ocassionally twitch when in use - synclient config fix?

I have a Dell Latitude 3340. Sometimes when using one finger on the touchpad, the cursor will have a seizure just from my finger resting on the touchpad (not even moving). xpinput reports that the ...
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Upgrade to 14.04: sticky/unresponsive touchpad - requires more pressure?

I recently upgraded my Toshiba Satellite C50D from 12.04 to 14.04. Everything works great except the touchpad. Strangely, it is working, but it is noticeably unresponsive and feels "sticky". With ...
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Disabling touchpad after suspend/resume

There are several questions about disabling touchpads on laptops on this site, but none of them seem to quite answer my question. I want to disable my touchpad (I've done that bit) and keep it ...
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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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Disable right click option on a X1 Carbon Gen 2 Synaptics touchpad

I would like to disable the right click functionality when I click on the right side of the synaptic's touch-pad. I've tried the synaptic tool but it didn't apply the setting. Below is a question ...
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How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has, from what I can tell, an Elantech touchpad. Two-finger scrolling and two-finger tapping work great in Windows and Fedora, but don't work ...
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Synaptics driver doesn't load sometimes

Sometimes (randomly), the synaptics touchpad driver won't load on bootup. When reading /var/log/boot.log, i don't see anything touchpad-driver-like being started when this happens. But the file ...
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HP probook ubuntu 14.04 touchpad unresponsive

I just bought my HP probook that came with ubuntu 13. Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. But I had a problem with the touch pad. In my case the touchpad is not responsive. It is really hard to move the ...
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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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Edge scrolling is working fine but two finger scrolling had stopped working?

After reinstalling xorg, my two finger scrolling of the touchpad stopped working though edge scrolling is working perfectly. I tried different solutions but none of them work. My original ...
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Synaptics driver does not load in ubuntu 14.04

I have encountered a strange problem after upgrading my kernel in ubuntu 14.04, mainly the touchpad scrolling stopped working. After spending some time on debuging I came to a conclusion that ...
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Udev driver not working with Synaptics Touchpad

Situation I am trying to get TouchEgg to work on my Xubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, since I'd like to enable multi (>2) touch gestures such as the three fingers to go back etc. This requires using ...
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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 ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 touchpad middle click problem

I just installed the development version of kubuntu 14.10. It use plasma 5. All thigns work correctly but I can't emulate the middle click tapping with two fingers on the touchpad. I tried to open ...
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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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Multi-Touch Tap Pad Gestures on Synaptics Tap Pad

On my previous machine, a Lenovo U400 with a cypress tap pad (R.I.P.), I could swipe left and right with four fingers to show and hide the Unity bar and double tap to switch through open apps. My new ...
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How do I enable mouse momentum after release in kde/gnome/unity?

I mostly use kde, and I've loved it but I recently tried an hp laptop with all the synaptics suite and I played with it a bit and tried the mouse momentum feature, where the cursor continues after ...
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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 get control zone working on Ubuntu 14.10?

I have a HP envy 15t laptop that comes with a control zone. If you are not familiar with what that is please see this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXv5wR7705A I figured that Windows is a ...
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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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Touchpad jerks on tap, makes double clicking a pain

I have a question about the touchpad in Ubuntu 13.04 on my Hp Envy 3040nr. When I go to click tap (I don't like having to physically press the touchpad button), the cursor jerks maybe five or ten ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 - Touchpad not working/showing for Acer Aspire VN-791G

I got this laptop 2 days ago, after testing it with windows 8(all hardware worked fine), i decide do install Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64... Sadly the touch pad is not working. And not just sloppy movement or ...
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how do I configure synclient/touchegg/whatever to allow three-finger drag?

I have a Synaptics touchpad in a Lenovo IdeaPad U400 running Ubuntu 14.10 and GNOME 3.x . I want to configure my touchpad such that a three-finger swipe emulates a mouse press+drag. I want to be ...