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 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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Modifier Keys get stuck on single or double tap

I have a Lenovo Miix 2 11" tablet/laptop that uses a Synaptics keyboard dock. I noticed that if I press and release any of the modifier keys, they will remain "on" until I press another key. e.g. ...
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Synpatics Touchpad occasionally not detected

I have Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel 3.19.0-26-generic) on a Gigabyte P25 W v2 that sporadically does not appear to detect the touchpad at boot. USB mouse will always work fine. The input device, when it is ...
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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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Synaptics Parameter Settings Not Working: PalmDetect

I've tried to enable PalmDetect on my touchpad using the synclient command but it doesnt work. I've even reduced PalmMinWidth=1, which should have rendered the touchpad virtually useless. Can anybody ...
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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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unmet dependencies for synaptics touchpad driver

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on a Lenovo S21e-20. To get things like two-finger-scrolling or suspending the touchpad during typing, I wanted to install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics but installation ...
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ASUS X75VC Touchpad Issue - Unable to rest thumb on touchpad (Missing thumb resting support)

Problem description: I've bought an ASUS X75VC quite some while ago (Link: https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/X75VC/) and I really, really, really want to install Linux on it, but there is one huge ...
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lenovo clickpad disable touchpad movement

I know similar questions are here already but all the questions I checked are kinda "outdated". At least I hope there was some progres in last year or so. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Touchpad/synaptics: two-finger taps are registering as clicks… how do I disable this?

As the title says, light two-finger taps (not clicks) register as a primary click. On an XPS 13 2015. Here's what I have in 50-synaptics.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell Inspiron 15 Synaptic Touchpad oversensitive

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with Synaptics touchpad and its too sensitive when using the touchpad input. I need to increase the pressure and palm detection but everthing I try doesnt seem to work. When ...
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Spotty trackpad performance with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 7352

Just installed 14.04 on a new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series (specifically 7352). I ran into the same problem as others have reported with the 7000 series and the trackpad not working, so I followed the ...
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Touchpad not working under my username no Synaptics found.

new laptop, just installed some new software yesterday... clementine, lightworks, krita, and Gimp. after installing these and some other system updates i shut down the computer. Now in my username ...
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Touchpad isn't working on anything but windows

I know some people posted issues on this but mine is a little different...just to let you know, it's not a hardware issue because it works in windows but the touchpad doesn't work in Ubuntu and i even ...
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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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Synaptics Disable while Typing not working

I am using Xubunt 14.04.2 with all updates installed. Disabling touchpad while typing is not working if its set to lower than 1 second (0.5 sec for example) Is this a known bug? Also synclient says ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Toshiba touchpad not working

I have a Toshiba Satellite T130-10G laptop and I can't get my touchpad to work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (I have tried also 12.10 and did not work either). In the same laptop I have Windows 7 installed and ...
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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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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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2 finger scrolling doesn't work

How can I make my touchpad scrolling down with 2 fingers? I've tried to enter in my settings and set 2 fingers enabled but I don't have that button: After that I've installed synaptic and used it ...
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Dell inspiron 7548 touchpad totally unworkable

I have recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7548, partly because it is Ubuntu certified. However, the touchpad (with no physical buttons) is completely unworkable in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In default ...
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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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Conditonal in xorg.conf?

I have a laptop with a touchpad with physical buttons. The problem is that the physical buttons are part of the touchpad, so the cursor moves when you press them. Basically, what I want to do is get ...
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How do I restore two finger middle click again?

it used to be that tapping two fingers on the touchpad send a middle mouse click. Now it does a right click and three fingers now are the middle click. I really can't understand the change and think ...
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Disable Touchpad while Typing Doesn't Work

The standard settings for Mouse & Touchpad can't make my touchpad inactive while I'm typing and "Palm Detection" in gpointing-device-settings also doesn't work. synclient didn't have PalmDetect ...
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touchpad configuration not working (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: 1) I frequently get accidental right click ...
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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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How to reset xinput touchpad settings?

I tried to change my touchpad settings by using these commands: xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Finger" 50 90 255 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Noise ...
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Touchpad not Working, Dell Inspirion 13 7347

I'm having issues with my Dell Inspirion 13 model 7347 Mid 2014. The Touchpad just won't work with 15.04 however it is detected. However it works on 14.04.2 LTS until you install updates then it ...
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How to enable non working touchpad?

I can't set up touchpad driver. My notebook - ASUS X550L. It doesn't work! I go to mouse/touchpad, but touchpad tab isn't here. I try to install synaptic - nothing happens, manuals tell me to change ...
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(thinkpad t400) Two-finger scroll stops working after reboot

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and I really want to use two-finger scrolling on the Synaptics TouchPad. I can't activate it in the System Preferences because the checkbox is disabled. Finally I managed to ...
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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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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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Synaptics Touchpad cannot move while pressing a key? V 8.1

my Synaptics touchpad refuses to move anytime I am pressing a key on the keyboard. I've looked everywhere on the internet telling me to go to Device Pointer Properties, then Settings, then Pointing, ...
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Mouse pointer jittering

I have Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112-C97Q) netbook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Sometimes the mouse pointer starts to "jitter" and jump here and there, which makes the system completely unusable. I believe ...
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Help with Synaptiks touchpad

I bought a laptop 2 weeks ago, wiped Windows8 off and installed Ubuntu 12.04. I've been trying to install synaptiks for the past 6 days trying multiple fix's, so I could configure my touchpad because ...
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Touchpad scroll not working in Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15

I recently bought the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 (2015 edition). I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside pre-installed Windows 8.1. Everything works great except the touch pad scroll. I want to make ...
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Bottom of touchpad scrolling

I'm having an issue where the touchpad on my laptop acts strangely towards the bottom. Tracking works fine across most of the pad and two-finger scrolling works, but whenever my finger reaches the ...
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Synaptics Touchpad recognised but two-finger scroll doesn't work

I've spent two whole days trying to figure out what my HP Spectre's issue could be, but since I'm more or less a noob I hit blunt. Recently I upgraded by Ubuntu OS from 14.10 (with kernel 3.16.0-28) ...
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Synaptics Property Drivers

I have a Toshiba notebook with Synaptics touchpad. I would like to set 3 finger swipe and some other gestures but they are not available in settings. This official page says there is a driver suite ...
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Synaptics Touchpad missing in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Dell 5550

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new Dell Latitude E5550. I seem to have two problems. One. When I run 'xinput' I get: justin@sunkite:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted pc)

My pc (Toshiba Satellite) is dual booted with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Last week it didn't boot ubuntu and the touchpad stopped working. However I solved the booting problems (It now boots both ...
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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 ...