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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Ubuntu 16.04 synaptics touch pad behaves erratically, not working

The synaptics touch pad on ACER Aspire VN7-592G laptop behaves erratically, or just does not work. I have the Nvidia drivers installed. I have tried reducing the "Synaptics Touch" through xinput set-...
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Since last update I have annoying problem with scrolling on touchpad 16.04

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on ThinkPad T440s and since last Update (which was also the first after installing this version), I'm experiencing annoying "jump-to-up"s when I try to scroll with two ...
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Weird touchpad behaviour on ubuntu 16.04

I just bought a lenovo G50 laptop. The laptop came with windows 8.1 and I did my favorite thing, uninstalling windows and installing ubuntu. After it booted first, the touchpad didn't work. When I ...
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How to fix touchpad (synaptics) problem on acer aspire v 13? Sometimes cursor jumps like crazy

Sometimes cursor starts jump here and there (very quickly). Disabling and enabling touchpad helps but for short time. xubuntu 15.04, 3.19.0-30-generic "xinput list" shows that core pointer is ...
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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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Unable to install or upgrade after an upgrade to 16.04 with gcc-doc error [duplicate]

I'm kind of new to Ubuntu. A couple of days ago, I upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04. After the upgrade, I can neither install new software nor upgrade OS. When I enter sudo apt-get upgrade I get this ...
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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 12....
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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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Dell Latitude e7240 two finger scroll does not work despite correct synclient values

My Ubuntu 14.04 is able to detect the two-finger scrolling option and sets the values correctly, as shown in VertTwoFingerScroll = 1. Two finger scrolls also works fine in Windows 10. However it still ...
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Elan touchpad: double-tap-drag causing scrolling instead of expected middle-drag

Single-finger double-tap-and-drag works exactly as expected. However, I really want to be able to do alt-middle-drag for window resizing. I have middle-clicks working correctly with synclient "...
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HP Elitebook 8560W TouchStyk (trackpoint)

Issue: The touchstyk (trackpoint) is missing one neat feature: tap-to-click. In Windows it works just fine so I know the sensor to detect tapping on trackpoint is there somewhere. I think the problem ...
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Synaptics: select by words (triple click) using touchpad

I switched from my old asus laptop to a new dell xps 15 and the touchpad is great except selection of text by entire words. To select entire words in my old laptop I used triple click (which emulates ...
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synaptics driver is not installed (or is not used) [duplicate]

my problem is that I would like to configure my touchpad, but when I try to do so in System Settings -> Input devices -> touchpad, there is ared block with the words "synaptics driver is not installed ...
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2 finger scroll not working on ASUS GL752VW

I recently got the Asus ROG GL752VW and it came with Windows 10 and all was working perfectly. I then installed Ubuntu 16.04 but the fans constantly were running on full speed and the speed ...
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Disable touchpad while typing do not work

In my laptop function to disable touchpad while typing is not working by default neither using running syndaemon with custom configuration. gnome-settings-daemon run syndaemon as syndaemon -i 1.0 -t -...
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Synaptics Touchpad going cray ubuntu 16.04

As i was on ubuntu 14.04 it worked just fine, when i booted ito live mode (16.04) at first it worked with no problem, than it statred flying around. I thought it would go awazy if i install it. After ...
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How to disable touchpad while typing on Ubuntu GNOME

sadHi,fd with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, and by and large I am pleased with what I have seen. However, one feature I sorely miss from Windows 10 is the built-in capacity to disable tapping and scrolling on ...
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Synaptics (synclient) no longer loads

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial Desktop: Gnome v3.20 Computer: Samsung Ativ Book 8 About a week ago, I started ...
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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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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 synaptic misbehavior

I have a DELL with a buttonless touchpad and I want to ask what can I do in order to get the touchpad button zone to work like a physical button, because I'm used to touchpads like that, and I have ...
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Disable touchpad while mouse is connected not working after suspend

I have enabled "disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in" in synaptics and everything works fine. However, after suspending, the touchpad isn't disabled and I have to plug in and unplug my mouse to ...
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Touchpad disabled upon startup and login on Kubuntu 14.04

Been looking for a few months on how to fix this and haven't had any success. I have also noticed that along with being disabled upon login, and after startup, the touchpad will also be disabled ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Enable/DIsable button and LED

Mant HP/Compaq laptops (I suppose other makes of laptop have this feature, but I know it's common on HPs.) have a Synaptics touchpad that has an indentation in the upper left corner and an LED that ...
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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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Can't configure SynapticsTouchpad

I have an ultrabook from a computer-building factory (it's not name brand), and I run Ubuntu 14.04. I lack options for deactivating touchpad while typing and activate two-finger-scroll and I am also ...
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Touchpad palm sensitivity

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 the ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm [duplicate]

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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How can I read from my touchpad to help with xinput configuration?

xinput list-props "My touchpad's name" lists no fewer than 44 options. Woop woop. man synaptics gives some clues about the kind of thing they do, but they're mostly just range-less, dimension-less ...
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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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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Hello i just installed ubuntu 14.04 ,but the touchpad doesnt work (neither did during the installation),whereas at windows 10 dual boot it works fine. This is what shows up at my terminal ~$ xinput ...
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Alienware 13 touchpad not working under any distro [DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9] [hid-rmi]

Well, as the title explains that's my problem, I'm using 3.18 kernel, and this are my thoughts: First of all the touchpad wasn't showing up in xinput while I was expecting something like: ⎜ ↳ PS/2 ...
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Option to disable Horizontal Scrolling missing in 15.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, the option to disable Horizontal scrolling is missing. I looked at the dconf-editor, and the property org-gnome-desktop-perifipherals-touchpad, and it does not have ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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Help Touchpad problem (click or scroll)

I was working without any problem , and today I unplugged the Computer from the power (the computer don't have a battery) , after that I started the computer again then I found that the touchpad don't ...
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Synaptics driver won't work, but Additional Driver will show a unknown driver

He there, I've got a bit of a problem. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and my Synaptics touchpad won't work. But when I go to 'additional drivers' there is a driver but it's unknown. How can I fix ...
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Synaptics Touchpad pointer speed change with additional screen

When I plug in an additional screen, the sensitivity of the touchpad scales with the virtual screen dimensions, making it unusable. I can't imagine how this "feature" could be of interest to anyone, ...
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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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Touchpad stopped responding to one finger movement

My Lenovo x240 laptop has one of the weird touchpads without any seperate keys, but I have still ran it nicely with Xubuntu 14.04 for at least a year without problems. A few days ago I connected an ...
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Touchpad not working properly - Ubuntu 14.04 - Used to work

Today, suddenly my Ubuntu 14.04 running on my HP Pavillion DV6 had the touchapd not working properly, at all. I plugged an external mouse, it worked great. Problems I'm having with my touchpad: ...
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Allow tapping to click while typing?

I am on Ubuntu 15.10, I would like to know how to enable tapping while typing. Edit: For some reason this is working as a workaround for now, and I can't logically understand how. Just killing it ...
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Chrome two finger scroll then right clicks

I am having problems with my touchpad in Chrome. Whenever I two finger scroll for a short time (~< 1 second, I think, its hard to time) I then get shown the right click menu. If I keep my fingers ...
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Why doesn't synclient TapButton3=2 work for me (three finger middle click)?

I have a 2012 Vaio SVS13 and I cannot figure out why I can't get multitouch to work, particularly three finger tapping for middle click (and of less importance, pinch to zoom). Two finger scrolling ...
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Scroll along 1 axis at time using 2 finger scrolling

I use 2 finger scrolling intensively and have discovered an annoying feature in Ubuntu (I use 14.04): when I scroll vertically the horizontal scrolling is also enabled, which is what I absolutely don'...
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touchpad not working on acer es1-111M-c1le PLEASE help

i installed ubuntu 14.04and the touchpad stopped working. I tried psmouse-alps-dkms_0.10_all it says command not found. i tried sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps ...
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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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synaptics touchpad lags in ubuntu 15.10?

earlier i was using ubuntu 12.04 then switched to windows then again came back to ubuntu 15.10 but my touchpad lags a lot , tried whatever is there on google but nothing solved the problem I: ...
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libinput resize clickpad buttons

is there a way to resize the virtual buttons on lenovo clickpad using libinput? I've tried to edit settings in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d namely in 50-synaptics.conf (with new file named 60-my-...
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Touchpad features not working (Ubuntu 15.10; Asus K501U)

My goal is to lower the sensitivity of my touchpad and also to enable two-finger scrolling. Currently, touchpad features do not appear in "Mouse & Touchpad" or "Pointing devices." Output of ...
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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 ...