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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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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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 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: 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to get two finger tap correctly working on 14.04 with Dell 7537?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron 7537. The two finger tap in the touchpad that simulates the right click is not very responsive. Sometimes it works at the first time, and ...
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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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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 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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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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Using touchpad with synaptics driver causes stairs-like cursor movement

When I use touchpad with synaptics driver all diagonal moves of mouse cursor have stairs-like pattern. It's worth noting that the size of the stairs depends on the pressure I move my finger with. If I ...
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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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touchpad Detected but not working in Ubuntu 14.04 on toshiba satellite p75 a7200

I have a toshiba satalite that I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on and it runs great. But the touchpad does not work. I plugged in a usb mouse and it worked fine but the laptop touchpad wont work. I ...
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Can't toggle touchpad with xinput after Ubuntu Update

I have encountered a strange malfunction of my touchpad and xinput. After one the latest updates (timeframe 07/11/14 to 07/14/14) my touchpad stopped being toggleable when handled with xinput. ...
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Turn on Touchpad Momentum feature in ubuntu

I am using both Ubuntu 13.04 and windows. I am used to touchpad momentum feature in windows using my driver software for synaptic touchpad, but I cannot use that feature in Ubuntu as only a few ...
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Lenovo e545 TrackPoint and TouchPad Lefty and Scrolling

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu. I'm a lefty and currently using a Lenovo e545 with Ubuntu 14.04. I believe the mice are IBM TrackPoint and Synaptics UltraNav TouchPad. After going to system settings > Mouse ...
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Synaptics drives is not working correctly

When I start up Ubuntu, in the Mouse & Touchpad settings, the Touchpad is not shown. And the double-finger scroll as well as other gestures provided by synaptics driver will not work. After ...
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ALPS Touchpad speed adjustment with synaptics driver

How could I change cursor speed (tocuhpad sensitivity?) for AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad from command line?
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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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How can I make a two-finger tap on touch pad take me to my desktop?

I recently switched to Ubuntu and have been customizing all my settings as much as possible. Now, I'm not sure how I did it (since it was a while back ago) but in Windows 7 I found a way to make my ...
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Touchpad not working anymore

Hi i was working on ubuntu 13.10 and everything was fine, i tried to install ubuntu 14.10 and the touchpad was not working anymore, so i tried some workaround but they didn't works, so i reinstalled ...
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Clickpad Cursor Jumps when using drag and drop (synaptics)

I recently swiched from Windows to Linux (again after buying a new laptop). After trying a few distros (Mint, openSuse) I ended up with Ubuntu. Now my Problem: On every Distro I installed (even on ...
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How do the PressureMotion options work?

On the documentation there are four pressure motion related options: Option "PressureMotionMinZ" "integer" Finger pressure at which minimum pressure motion factor is applied. Property: "Synaptics ...
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How to get ButtonPress and ButtonRelease events from middle button in Synaptics' clickpad?

I have a Synaptics touchpad, with a 3 buttons clickpad (it is a ThinkPad X1 Carbon with physical buttons). Using xev, when I click the middle button I get the corresponding ButtonPress and ...
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Lenovo Synaptics Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo Flex 2-15 but got an issue which flaws my ubuntu experience. Synaptics is working good except the two finger scrolling annoys me. When having ...
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Synaptics touchpad not detected while switching user on Unity

Synaptics touch pad is detected and works well if a single user is logged in . However if we swtich to another user , mouse no longer works for the second user . You could either switch using the ...
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how to turn on Touch pad disable or enable double tap led?

I have a synaptic touch pad with a led in right corner, and in Windows when I tap two times on led it starts blinking and touch pad turns off. On Google I found many posts on this, also this but I ...
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Touchpad Options missing from System Settings

I have a Razer Blade 14" running 14.04. When I start the computer rarely will the touchpad options appear in the settings. When they do, it works fine. More often than not, however, the settings are ...
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Coasting stopped working on Kubuntu 14.04

I had some issues setting the touchpad the way I wanted it, but I finally succeeded with the help of xinput (I had to write a script that resets everything the way I want it after reboot, because KDE ...
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Dell Vostro 14 3446: Trackpad detected as Mouse (or something else)

For some reason, my trackpad is being detected as mouse in all the distro that I tried (Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Crunchbang, Salix) except Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the relevant output of ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Not working On Lenovo Ideapad

Since upgrading to 14.04 my Synaptic Touchpad no longer works. The only thing that seems to get it working was following these instructions The problem is after reboot the touchpad no longer works ...
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Tap-to-click not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have quite a strange problem. My sister upgraded her Lubuntu yesterday to 14.04 and everything went alright. After some reboots though (she said she hadn't done anything except for messing with the ...
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Ancient Gateway netbook - touchpad does not work in Kubuntu 14.04

* It was a user error. When I was shifting from netbook screen to attached monitor screen I played with function F5, F6 and F7. Function F7 toggles the touchpad on and off. To further complicate my ...
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Synaptics - Multitouch tapping works, but not multitouch clicking

This is my first post on askUbuntu, so welcome everyone! :) I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my T440s and I find it very annoying that I cannot seem to be able to modify my synaptics ...
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trackpad doesn't work after suspend

Ubuntu 14.04 and a Fujitsu Lifebook U-series.I can't get trackpad to work after suspend bluetooth mouse does.Sorry to say that trackpad didn't work form the beginning but my son googled something and ...
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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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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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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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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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syndaemon deactivates two finger scrolling and tapping

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with an Elantech touchpad and have multiple issues. The worst of all is that the standard "deactivate while typing option" is not working and if I activate syndaemon ...
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Configure touchpad

I bought a new laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04. I can use touchpad and I have synaptics driver installed but I'm not able to: Turn on and off touchpad (laptop has a function key which doesn't work ...