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 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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Ubuntu three finger click registering as one finger click

Running Ubuntu 13.10 with an ETPS 2/Elantech click pad. Three finger click used to work, and I would use synclient to set 'ClickFinger3=2' for three finger middle click. However, since upgrading, ...
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Touchpad toggling on and off upon login

I have a quite annoying problem with my touchpad on Ubuntu. When I log in, the touchpad keeps toggling on and off. The toggling stops immediately when I press a key on my keyboard. Sometimes it ...
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Pointing devices doesn't keep configuration

I'm not able to scroll by my touchpad after reboot. When I set from System > Preferences > Pointing devices the vertical scrolling, it works till reboot. My X11 current configuration is: Section ...
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Any Synaptics driver for HP 255 G2?

Does anyone know how I can rectify the problem of not being able to use my touch pad at all on my HP 255 G2? I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have to use a USB mouse, which is tiresome when ...
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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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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 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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Synclient: monitor changes to the touchpad state with 1.7.1

I'm attempting to resolve some issues with my touchpad by getting the debugging output via this tutorial. One of the steps in the tutorial advises me to monitor the touchpad activity with the ...
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how to turn on Touch pad disable or enable double tap led?

I have a synaptic touch pad witch led in right corner, in windows when I tap two times on led its start blinking and touch pad turn off. On Google I found many post these points on web which is ...
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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 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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Touchpad problems - changes to 50-synaptics.conf don't stick [migrated]

Hello Linux Community, I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I ...
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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 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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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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PNP0F03 linux touchpad scrolling

I have a laptop (a cheap OEM generic) that comes equipped with a PNP0F03 touchpad. This touchpad works very well (tap click, scroll etc) under Windows and works pretty well under Ubuntu. The only ...
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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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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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My TouchPad is not responding on an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't ...
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Synclient - ClickFinger1 settings ignored

I have a laptop with a clickpad. I want to treat pressing the clickpad as a right-click. I run synclient ClickFinger1=3 But the setting is ignored. All the other settings (e.g ClickFinger2, ...
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How to add a synclient command to rc.local?

If I just put synclient string=value in rc.local it doesn't work. Do I need an echo to someplace or is rc.local not the place to do this?
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how to use circular scrolling using synaptics touchpad

I have used that feature in windows and I have always wanted to try that feature on this ubuntu raring.Using gsynaptics doesn't work it shows grey or deactivated buttons on circular scrolling. Is ...
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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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Touchpad: how can I keep my palms touching the top corners from registering as a two-finger scroll?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and when I'm typing my palms cover the upper corners of the touchpad, and frequently touch at the same time. It seems palm detection isn't working, or possibly a small ...
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Sluggish/Unresponsive Mouse in 14.04 [duplicate]

Just upgraded from 13 to 14.04 and the mouse on the touchpad is slow and/or unresponsive when dragging around the screen. No issue whatsoever in 13.
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Holding touchpad button detect multitouch

I just swiched over to Kubuntu from Windows. Everything works for now, except 1 thing realy bothers me. I have asus N750 with touchpad. In windows, if I had my finger placed on left button, I was ...
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My touchpad won't work on ubuntu 14.04

My touchpad won't totally work after i clean installed ubuntu on my toshiba p855. The driver is installed and up to date. I don't know what do. Please help!!
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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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Unstable Mouse Pointer using Synaptics Touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1711W1E laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. The mouse pointer when I'm using the Synaptics touchpad is really inaccurate, when tapping the touchpad the pointer jumps to another ...
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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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Synaptic touchpad stopped working

After working several days continuously with a USB mouse, yesterday I noticed that my touchpad was not working. I've been using Windows as well this days, so, my first thought was that I could have ...
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Trouble with touchpad&mouse scroll

I have notebook HP compaq 6720s with ubuntu 14.04. Mouse scroll work ok, but scroll on touchpad is reversed. I trying to configurate touchpad in Ubuntu tweak, result: touchpad scroll works ok, but ...
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Syndaemon does not deactivate touchpad while typing

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an Asus Zenbook Prime (Synaptics touchpad). I installed the gnome touchpad controls which are now (as I inderstand it) a standard part of Ubuntu. However, even ...
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Synaptics touchpad synclient TapButton2 option

I have a problem with my touchpad configuration. I would like to change the two-finger behaviour to middle button click, instead of right button. So I type in the console: synclient TapButton2=2 ...
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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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synaptics touchpad driver needed

I have a synaptics touchpad that works with synaptics driver version 16* on windows 8.1 and has some nice gestures, especially pinch to zoom, rotate ... I installed many ubuntu versions and looked for ...
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two finger scroll issues: erratic selecting and app switching -Macbook pro 8,1

I've got ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook pro 8,1 I'm having issues with two fingered scrolling, 1: I can't select multiple items from a long list, because when I touch my fingers on the pad to scroll ...
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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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Disable bottom buttons on Lenovo touchpad

I just switched to a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 which has the two sets of buttons, one above and one below the touchpad. I never use the bottom row and because of their proximity to the edge I often trigger ...
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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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Touchpad menu in system setting missing also the touchpad are not working at all

My touchpad menu missing, and my touchpad are totally useless right now. It used to work well before, but when i start my computer at the next day, the touchpad does not work and touchpad menu had ...
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Problem with synclient: '-m' flag missing

I'm trying to set up an action for three finger flick gesture using the instructions given here, and it worked perfectly well before upgrading to kubuntu 13.10 from 13.04. When I follow the ...
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touchpad not working (at all) in Ubuntu 13.10

I am new to Linux. I don't know why my touch pad is not working at all. But the mouse is working perfectly well. Please help
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enable synaptics touchpad 2 finger zooming

I'm using ubuntu 13.04 for some time now and after customization there is but one feature i'm missing: the 2 finger zoom function (pinch zoom function) where you place 2 fingers on the touchpad and ...
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Keep synclient settings persistent

I've created the following file: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/51-synaptics-userdefined.conf: (copy of 50-synaptics.conf, only desired stuff changed and posted) Section "InputClass" Identifier ...
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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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How do I configure the touchpad so that the cursor doesn't move when I click?

Just installed 12.04 LTS and I experience some problems with my touchpad. Everytime I tap/double tap, the cursor is moving around (not static as should be). For example if I want to close a window, I ...
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How can I prevent my cursor from moving when I am clicking the trackpad?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro. When I click the trackpad, it is always registered as a small mouse movement as well as a click, so it drags whatever I click on. has anybody else ...
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fail to install the Synaptics touchpad driver [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu12.04LTS+VMware 10 and try to install the Synaptics TouchPad driver using sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics, it fails and get following info: The following packages ...