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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Lenovo T440 touchpad not recognised

With the risk of repeating already asked question, I decided to ask one of my own, because I didn't see a post about (potential) conflicting touchpad drivers. Brief story: installed (ed)Ubuntu ...
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Sample config for Logitech Touchpad T650 Ubuntu 15.10

I have a Logitech Touchpad T650 which basically works out of the box, except that it very often right-clicks when I want it to two-finger-scroll. Based on this post I have tried to configure ...
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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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Disable touchpad hardware buttons

I'd like to disable hardware buttons on the synaptic touchpad, but still be able to use the touchpand and "tap"-click on its surface. I don't find the related options in the output of synclient -l. ...
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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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svnclient double-click with no single-click

In ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Precision m3800, the trackpad is large enough that it's hard to type without my thumb occasionally grazing the touchpad and so moving my insertion point to another part of ...
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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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synaptics driver not loaded

synclient says "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?". Is there any fix? I have a Lenovo X250 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 but with kernel 4.4.0-040400-generic (had to ...
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Experts Linux wifi & Touchpad Problem [on hold]

I'm trying to find a Linux distro that boots normally on a hp split x2 13, so far nothing worked. tried Ubuntu, slack, fedora, mint, arch. I installed 14 and 15 but both have problems with wifi and ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu touchpad issues

My touch pad is not scrolling when I try opening synaptiks I get the message "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?", and in mouse and touch pad settings i do not get any ...
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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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Synaptics Driver not working after update

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E560. Yesterday, after a rather big automatic update of about 170MB, my touchpad's gesture functions (e.g. two-finger scrolling, workspace ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 Touchpad, second finger gets recognized when in air

I got a Dell Latitude 3340 with runnning Ubuntu 15.10 on it. My touchpad has a really weird behaviour, let me explain: When I use one single finger carefully, everything works fine. Two finger ...
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Touchpad not working after startup - xubuntu

I am using Xubuntu on Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop. For touchpad to work everytime after startup: I have to press Fn+F8 (This will lock touchpad) Now, light on my touchpad glows, And then I have to ...
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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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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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Synaptics Touchpad 2-finger click

I'm trying to set up my Synaptics touchpad on a lenovo thinkpad yoga. I want to have 3-finger click or tap give a middle-click (button 2), and a 2-finger click or tap give a right click (button 3). ...
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Elantech touchpad not recognised on Kubuntu 15.10

Clean install of Kubuntu 15.10 on ASUS UX305CA laptop (uses the Elantech touchpad) and the touchpad will not work at all. It does not recognize single tap, double tap, two finger scroll, or any ...
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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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Yoga 2 13 Touchpad

Still having fun setting up laptop with Ubunut. Everything works great apart from the touchpad. I've had a little play and disabled the touch click, however the pad is very sensitive to touch. I don't ...
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How can I permanently change touchpad settings?

I added this script to my startup programs to change my touchpad settings on startup: synclient TapButton2=2 TapButton3=3 But this settings don't stay this way after startup. I changed my script ...
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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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touchpad buttons are not working

I just got a Lenovo X250 laptop, and inserted a disk from my previous laptop (older Lenovo version) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I now have a problem with the touchpad: the three buttons at the top of the ...
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Synaptic touchpad, Ubuntu 15.10, multiple devices… pain [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new Dell Precision 5510 from a Live USB stick. I used the "Try without install" mode, and from there installed Ubuntu to the hard drive. During the install, the ...
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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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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features an 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 ...
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Two Finger Scroll in Ubuntu 15.10 as VMware Guest

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 as a guest from Windows 8.1 with VMware. There is no option to enable/disable Two finger scroll in System settings. By default, two finger horizontal scroll is enabled but two ...
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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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Two finger scrolling and two finger pointer moving if 1 finger is in lower 20%

My problem is that my touchpad is actually a click pad (HP Envy 14 Beats) and lower 20% of it are split into right and left buttons. On Windows before I used to have it like that: If I start my 2 ...
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Touchpad not showing up in xinput

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell XPS 13. My touchpad is working fine however I wanted to change the sensitivity of it and the step by step process told me to first find the id of it however when i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 touchpad detected but not working

I am currently using a Toshiba Satellite P850-138 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've been running Ubuntu on this laptop for about 3 years without any issues related to the touchpad until now. I was running ...
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Synaptics touchpad tap-to-click is not working in Ubuntu 15.10(Gnome)

I upgraded my ubuntu gnome installation to 15.10 and everything is kinda good except for the touchpad single-tap functionality. Single-tap-to-click is not working. And I have tried all possible ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, touchpad scrolling does not work after kernal update

Ubuntu 14.04, touchpad scrolling does not work. I was following along with this solution (Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?) Laptop: Samsung NP535U3C-A01US ...
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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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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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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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Toshiba Satellite L855 - Ubuntu 15.+ Synaptics Issue

I am running Ubuntu 15.10. (and same issue on the Ubuntu 15.04) I recently updated from Ubuntu 14.04(?) and I did not have this issue. When I try to use the Synaptics finger trackpad, I cannot ...
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HP Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04 Touchpad gestures not working/recognized

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a virtual machine in VMWare and most of the things works great expect the touchpad. I can only use left and right click. I use external mouse instead. Touchpad ...
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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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Xorg.conf ignores synaptics settings for scroll direction

Because of poorly functioning touchpad I wanted to provide more detailed configuration for it using xorg.conf. So I create a new xorg configuration file by copying default configuration file using ...
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Dell XPS 15 touchpad sometimes not working [duplicate]

On the new XPS 15, with 15.10 installed, pretty much everything is working out of the box. However, most of the time, the track pad does not work at all. But sometimes it works perfectly. Sometimes ...
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Touchpad detected properly but does not function Ubuntu 15.10

I'm relatively new to linux so I apologize if this ends up being a simple answer. I have a Dell Inspiron 14 3452 laptop that is running Ubuntu 15.10. So far I have everything working except the ...
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Palm detection not working in xfce on Ubuntu Studio 15.10

I tried to configure palm detection on xfce, like it worked fine in Ubuntu 15.04: TOUCHPAD_STRING="touchpad" TP=$(xinput --list --short | grep -i $TOUCHPAD_STRING | cut -f 1 | cut -d" " -f 5- | sed ...
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Touchegg on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Dell XPS13 fails to recognise gestures

I recently switched from elementaryOS Freya to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, but unfortunately touchegg doesn’t seem to work, though it did with Freya. I installed the version from the official repositories ...
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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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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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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 ...