Questions related to the configuration and activation of touchpad/trackpads.

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Will the surface pro 3 touchpad work on ubuntu vivid vervet Final Release?

I just got the final beta of ubuntu 15.04 and noticed that everything works out of the box except for the touchpad mouse movement functionality. I was wondering will the final release on april 23 fix ...
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14.04 - Make synclient changes persistent

No other related thread has a definite answer for this. Some say to create 50-synaptics.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ , while others say to use the one in usr/share/X11. Creating ...
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slower pointer speed touchpad already at minimum on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D with Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed and the touchpad is a bit too fast for my liking. I went to the System Settings menu to try and change the configuration, so that it ...
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Enable Edge Scrolling - Ubuntu 14

I am running Ubuntu 14, and in my mouse and touchpad options, there is no setting for edge scrolling. There are only settings for "double click" and "mouse speed," nothing for scrolling. I found a ...
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Synaptics clickpad keys occassionally messed up on X240

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X240. Since I dislike the new clickpad and because I use the trackpoint always anyway, I disabled the trackpad functionality and only kept the button ...
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Touchpad: Synclient coasting wrong behavior

I always use my touchpad. I love it as a pointing device. Especially the double finger scroll behavior and any of the mac-inspired features. But there has always been something wrong with the ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded

The Synaptics touchpad on my Toshiba Tecra Z50A works correctly but verticals scroll is not working. With synclient -l I get: Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded? ...
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Right side of touch pad becomes too hot while using Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything seems correct in Windows but whenever I use Ubuntu, portion near right of touch pad gets too hot. My laptop have 2 GB dedicated Nvidia ...
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Circular scrolling distance using synaptics touchpad

I find the circular scrolling very much convenient to natural scrolling. Enabling the feature on windows provides a very smooth experience. I tried to configure the same for my Ubuntu and found out ...
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Touchpad won't work after Ubuntu 14.04 install on Toshiba Satellite S55-B5266 laptop

So I got a new Toshiba Satellite S55-B5266 laptop that had Windows 8.1 on it, installed at the factory. I decided to remove Windows 8.1, reformat the HDD and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it, and so far ...
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I get pixel perfect scrolling in native apps, but not chrome or LibreOffice, is it possible to get it?

I'm in ubuntu 14.04 and my trackpad gives me pixel perfect scrolling in all the native apps, but not Chrome or LibreOffice, I've tried the chrome://flags smooth scrolling option, but that just ...
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Applying recent kernel change to older (14.04 LTS) kernel

I believe there is a kernel fix for 2015 lenovo touchpad buttons not working in linux. It was just created (3/15) on the mainline kernel. This issue (see last post): issue report Pointing to this ...
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Mouse and keyboard unresponsive on resume on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Asus R510 notebook. I have an intermittent issue where I will suspend the laptop and when I resume it the keyboard and touchpad will not respond --however I'm able to ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work properly on a laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu(all version) on my laptop ASUS X550cl,but after installation Ubuntu doesn't work properly(even after updates),for example touchpad(works with stopping) and mouse.Is Ubuntu ...
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Switch mouse pointer buttons

I have laptop and I would like to switch the primary and secondary left/right click buttons from the terminal and further in a script. I have followed this post How do I swap mouse buttons to be ...
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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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Touchpad stopped working suddenly

I have searched the usual solutions and none work for me. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2. An external mouse works fine Laptop model is Asus U30s. Touchpad was working fine for the last 4 years since I got ...
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Touchpad not working ( Satellite P850-337 ) - 14.10

Touchpad is not working since 14.04, and I have upgraded to 14.10 just in order to make it work, but I just discovered it didn`t work. I have tried to blacklist and unblacklist i2c_i801 and i2c_hid, ...
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why my touchpad just doesn't work in ubuntu14.04?

I have asus x450l, and there was not any problem with window 8, but now I have ubuntu 14.04 beside window and some features of my laptop doesn't work properly. Now the biggest is that my touchpad ...
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fn+f9 hotkey (disable touchpad) not working on Asus 450LA notebook running ubuntu 14.04

Fn+F9 hotkey (disable touchpad) not working on Asus 450LA notebook running ubuntu 14.04. Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 (brightness) also not working.
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HP Stream 11 Touchpad buttons not working correctly

So I have just bought a HP stream 11 and installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. I am having trouble with the touch pad it is expressing this functionality ...
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Synaptics disable touch detection on trackpad section

I am using a 2nd-gen Thinkpad X1 carbon, which implements the dedicated trackpoint buttons virtually at the top of the touchpad. Using the new-ish "SoftButtonAreas" setting in synaptics, I have set ...
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How to deal with touchpad issue and if can't, change versios?

I bought a new Acer Aspire E15 this week and when I went to install Ubuntu 14.04, the touchpad didn't work so I plugged in a usb mouse and installed. The touchpad still did not work once installation ...
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Limit Gesture Sensitivity on Ginn

I installed ginn, and set it up so when I do a left or right four finger swipe, it sends the ctrl-alt (direction) key press to easily move between workspaces. It works, but it keeps on sending the key ...
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Synclient Missing Option

I am trying to set the "FingerPress" option of Synclient lower so that I can tap more "smoothly", meaning using less pressure. However I cannot see this option when I type synclient -l and when I ...
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Dell e6410 touchpad stopped working

My touchpad has been working fine all this time but suddenly it stopped working. I'm on ubuntu 14. The xinput list shows the touchpad Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Trackpad not working (left and right click work)

I was recently updating my Radeon graphics drivers, pre install the trackpad was functioning as normal, post install i can only left or right click. Running xinput list returns that i have ...
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Tap-to-click doesnt always recognize a click. Ideas to fix it?

I have an ASUS G550 with an ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad. Everything works fine except tap-to-click doesnt recognize the click about 35% of the time which gets really annoying. I've tried fiddling around ...
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Toshiba Satellite P745 Touchpad problem

Good day to all, I am using a Toshiba Satellite P745 installed with Ubuntu 14.04. I suddenly cannot use my laptop's touchpad to move my cursor, but if I am using a USB mouse, it is working perfectly. ...
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Touchpad ubuntu 14.04 on Casper not working

my touchpad (Casper laptop) is not working since I'm on ubuntu 14.04 lts.. Can you tell me how can I fix it? Thanks
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How can I toggle two finger touchpad with a custom shortcut key?

The two finger touch feature on my Asus laptop is being problematic, as described in this other question. While I wait to see if anyone answers that, I thought of a workaround in the meantime. If I ...
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Mouse stops moving when touching lower “soft” button on Elantech Touchpad

I formatted my HDD to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and everything went smooth until I started using my touchpad. When using windows I could let my finger lay down on the bottom of the touchpad ...
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Kubuntu Desktop Grid with touchpad

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with Plasma 4 and I would like to achieve the desktop grid effect (system settings/workspace behavior/screen edges) with a touchpad gesture, 3 fingers upwards like in Mac ...
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XPS13 Touchpad Issues with 14.04.2

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Dell XPS13 (windows version, not a developer sputnik version). For the most part this has worked ok -- the main issues lie with the touchpad, after booting the ...
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How do I constrain the usable area of my touchpad for two finger input?

Thanks to an answer to a question I previously asked, I was able to make it so that the two buttons on the touchpad of my Asus laptop were excluded from the area that is used to move the mouse. ...
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Dell Inspiron 3551 Unresponsive Touchpad

I just got my laptop in the mail and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all went smooth until it booted up and I noticed my touch pad doesn’t work at all. It works perfectly on Windows and when I use a ...
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Touchpad won't work on Ubuntu 14.04.2 with kernel 3.16

Touchpad works fine on kernel 3.13.0-46-generic touchpad is not detected at all Device model is Acer Aspire ES1-311-C9T9K output of xinput command ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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How to use middle mouse button (or center click) to scroll in Okular?

Running Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS, I am trying to have Okular (version 0.19.3) scrolling when pressing the middle mouse button and moving it in any direction to scroll in that direction. ...
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Right Click of GNOME Panel not working in Macbook Pro(Virtual Box)

I have installed Ubuntu(14.04) in Virtual Box ; in my Macbook Pro(Yosemite, Late 2013, 15 inch). I want to use GNOME Desktop instead of Unity. When I login to GNOME Desktop, I have an empty Panel at ...
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Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working after update 14.10

I am having exactly the same problem with the touchpad after upgrading to 14.10, a solution was suggested in Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working after update the manual solution of executing ...
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Touchpad Lenovo Z50-70 - Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my new laptop (Lenovo Z50-70). Unfortunately, the touchpad is not working well. Without any modifications/installs, just left and right click buttons are working (no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad sensitivity issues

I'm still having some pretty annoying sensitivity issues even after following this article. You may notice that the values listed for the Elantech get described as "usable", and not as " working ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - right click not working on touchpad - Acer V3-572G-75CA

In my laptop touchpad it's not possible to get the right click action, neither by pressing the right button nor tapping the touchpad with two fingers. The output of xinput is: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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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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Touchpad Settings not being saved

I recently installed ubuntu on an HP 15-g039ca laptop and have been having nothing but headaches with the touchpad. The default sensitivity is so high that just lightly brushing it causes it to ...
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After using Intel Graphics Installer my touchpad no longer works

I am still able to use a mouse however, but the touchpad will not respond. Toggling the on/off button for the trackpad on my keyboard does not change anything. I haven't seen anything that permanently ...
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Touchpad on Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM

From the title, you maybe said: "Let's give him the same link as the other questions about touchpad". Well, read everything! I got my laptop, used Windows 8.1 (preinstalled with UEFI) for a while, ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 and Macbook pro 6,1 and the touchpad

I have an irritating bug where I seem to get the program selector popping up all the time with the touchpad. I think it is triggered with the 3 finger double tap, but appear somehow at random times. ...
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How to restore a damaged touchpad?

Can anyone help me restoring my touchpad in my Asus Laptop: my pointer jumps all the time. How should I proceed?
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Use keyboard key (preferably [Menu]) to replace defect left mouse button of touchpad

I have a notebook with touchpad, but the left-click button barely works and I want to replace it with the Menu key. I can click by tipping on the touch pad, but it does not properly recognize when I ...