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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How do I enable my synaptics trackpad?

When I booted 11.10 from the Install CD, everything worked fine. However, once I installed Ubuntu, my trackpad stopped working - does anyone know why this is so?
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50-synaptics.conf options not working

How does Ubuntu come up with the default synaptics settings? I've got Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 installed on an Eeepc 900. Out of the box TapButton2 was set to 3, and TapButton3 was set to 2. I have ...
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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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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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psmouse serio1: alps: Unknown ALPS touchpad in a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15

I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 and ripped Windows out of it to put Ubuntu 13.10 on. For other people with Ideapad Flex's, if you have the issue where Ubuntu loads with 0 brightness, try ...
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Synaptics Touchpad problem when disabling it and then enabling it

My girlfriend has an HP dv6000. In ubuntu 10.10 32bit i use the synaptics on it and all is good but when i disable it and enable it the problem starts. When booting the problem was that the synaptics ...
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multitouch gestures

I wanted to know how I could configure multi-touch gestures in Ubuntu. In windows I can do this using the synaptics driver software. I have already used synclient to configure the taps, palmdetect, ...
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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 setup my touchpad multi-finger tapping functionality?

I'm trying to setup my multi-finger tap in the following way: Single finger - Left click Two fingers - Middle click Three fingers - Right click What I currently have is: Single finger - Left ...
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Sometimes keyboard & touchpad work… sometimes not [closed]

When I first ran Ubuntu from CD on this Dell Inspiron 2650, it worked for about ten to fifteen minutes, then it hung (I was probably trying to do too much at once from a Live CD). The next time, my ...
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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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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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How to lock touchpad while typing

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Inspiron N5110. As the touch pad is a bit large in this model it’s frequently getting in my way while typing. Although I try my best to not touch it, the cursor ...
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How to Disable touchpad while typing on Aspire One

I want to disable the touchpad while I type on my Aspire one netbook. If I issue the command syndaemon the synaptics driver is not detected: Unable to find a synaptics device So, I added the ...
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Touchpad twitchy on an HP G62 with a SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad [closed]

I experience some problems with my touchpad on Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime I tap/double tap the touchpad the cursor is moving around (not static as should be) (for example if I want to close a window, I ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? ...
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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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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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Are there other gestures for the Synaptics Touchpad besides two-finger scrolling?

I have a Synaptics Touchpad on my Dell XPS 14z and I was wondering if there was any way I could enable some gestures besides two-finger scrolling. Are there any special drivers i need? I've read ...
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Change touchpad horizontal and vertical acceleration/sensitivity?

How do I individually change the horizontal and vertical acceleration of the cursor? I can scroll side-to-side in a single stroke on a 1600x900 monitor on my laptop, but I can never do that ...
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How to edit synaptics configuration? xorg.conf way doesen't work

I need to bind the TapButton3 as central mouse button so i do: synclient TapButton3=2 it works great but when i restart or wake up from suspension it forgets the setting. i know that i have to ...
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What's the recommended way to configure a Synaptics touchpad device?

I want to increase the scroll area by moving the so-called RightEdge a bit towards the middle. Right now I'm doing this via a one-liner that's called at session start (added via ...
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Ubuntu isn't loading xorg.conf

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro, and I've been using synclient to get the trackpad settings how I want them. I created an xorg.conf in /etc/X11 to make the settings permanent: Section ...
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Synaptics touchpad on my Acer 4530 stop working

i got my touchpad stop working after several hours being disabled (using Fn+F7 in my Acer 4530). i've tried many times to turn it on using the same key-combination (Fn+F7), although the touchpad ...
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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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Touchpad palm sensitivity [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touchpad's top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corenr to toggle the touchpad and ...
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Synaptics touch pad disable button not functional

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-307EA Laptop which has the Synaptics touchpad. It works fine, but one thing that's never worked is the disable button above it, which should completely turn off the ...
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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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Enable multiple touches on touchpad

I have a Vaio laptop, where the touchpad contains the two buttons (primary and secondary). This means you have to click your touchpad to click on things. The buttons are not separate to the touchpad. ...
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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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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 can I have inertia scrolling for my touchpad? [closed]

I'd like to have inertia scrolling for my touchpad, how can I do this, thanks!
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Touchpad cursor inertia

When using my synaptics touchpad on Windows, the driver has the option of giving the cursor inertia (note, not just the scrolling). I found it a lot less straining to use the touchpad with this ...
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How to edit Synaptics Touchpad values in Ubuntu 12.04? No xorg.conf file!

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 got some issues with my touchpad. I reported the problem and finally today a guy replied here - ...
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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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Ubuntu completly ignores my xorg.d settings

I've talked about my laptop's touchpad elsewhere... Given its touchpad position and configuration you trigger the secondary and terciary click while typing as they are bound to the Left Top and ...
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Touchpad not supporting after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Lenovo 3430 3000 model laptop. USB mouse is supported by Ubuntu, but my touchpad is not supported. For Windows, I had to install Synaptics driver software to fully support touchpad. Is there ...
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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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Cannot add or remove packages; Errors were encountered while processing: libbz2-1.0 libbz2-1.0:i386

I noticed Ubuntu had not asked me to update in a while, which is strange. So, I opened the update manager and received the message, Software index is broken It is impossible to install or remove any ...
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Synaptics mousepad does not work properly after update

Ever since I updated my system on 11.09. my mousepad hasn't been working properly. xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-1ubuntu1~precise1 has been replaced by xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ...
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Syanptics Touchpad Won't Re-enable

I disabled my Synaptics touchpad while a key on my keyboard and now I can't get it to work again. When I press that key again it says the touchpad turns back on but will not work at all. Rebooting ...