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

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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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How to enable Acer Aspire One 725 0802 touchpad & F Keys? [closed]

I recently tried to install the Elementary Luna OS using Unetbootin. Instead of installing to a USB or CD to boot from, I installed the OS to the hard drive. It seemed to install fine, the BIOS showed ...
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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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Right touch of touchpad isn't working [closed]

As often I have problems with touchpad on Linux. I have managed to run right touchpad click, but I also want to have right-touch. I use this on windows, so it would be very useful to me. Is any way to ...
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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 ...
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Touchpad scrolling unavailable

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my Lenovo-G50-30 laptop, replacing Windows 8. Systems settings --> Mouse & touchpad has no options beyond primary button, double-click and ...
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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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Better Touch Tool Similar

I recently switch to ubuntu after some years of OSX. One of the best tool I really miss is the awesome better touch tool. Do you know something similar? At least I'd like to be able to switch ...
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Touchpad stops working after a while, Ubuntu 14.10, Dell Latitude E7440

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell laptop, every time after log in for a while, the touchpad would stop working so I have to use my USB mouse, I've tried to run these commands after the touchpad ...
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Dell Inspiron 7547 touchpad freezes occasionally for a few seconds, then resumes

I have a Dell Inspiron 7547, it has the following input pointer devices. I'm guessing the touchpad is the MSFT0001 device (am I wrong?): $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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touchpad mouse disappears in unity

Acer Aspire 8735G running 14.04 my mouse seems to disappear when moving towards the 'locked' icons in unity - i dont think i installed anything to affect mouse performance other than the regular ...
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Installing Asus Smart Gesture on Ubuntu

I just bought an Asus X750JA and decided to install Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on it. The thing is, Ubuntu didn't install the Touch Pad drivers. For my model of PC, the version of the driver that works ...
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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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My Touchpad in Ubuntu Doesn't Work, tried to disable/enable using xinput but shows error

xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] **⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ USB Optical Mouse ...
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Touch pad clicks don't match cursor location

First let me start off by saying that I'm a complete novice to Linux so it would be helpful that you keep this in mind with your responses...I may need a little bit more handholding/explicit ...
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Ubuntu 14.10; touchpad after wake-from-sleep doesn`t work

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 on an acer v3 371 and my touchpad doesn't work after wake-from-sleep. Can you help me? apt-get check command says nothing.
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Touchpad not working…tried everything

New guy here, touchpad stopped working 3 days ago, it works perfectly of windows 8.1 installed as double boot with linux ubuntu 14.04. xinput list: Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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After installing Ubuntu12.04 LTS, touchpad is not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu12.04 on my Dell inspiron 14 3000 Series. After installing Ubuntu12.04(amd 64bit), its touchpad is not working. But its keyboard even wireless Keyboard and mouse is ...
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Drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad E550 Touchpad

I have just received my new laptop, a: Lenovo Notebook ThinkPad E550 And have installed Ubuntu version: 14.04.1 LTS To my disappointment, it does not seem to be possible at all to scroll using the ...
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Enable touchpad pointer movement when second finger touch

ASUS X555L Ubuntu 14.04.1 Desktop When I drag a finger over my MacBook's touchpad, pointer moves even if a second finger touches it. Now, when I touch the touchpad on my ASUS laptop with a second ...
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Just installed Ubuntu on Acer Aspire One. Won't detect trackpad

I just replaced Windows XP on my netboook (Acer Aspire One) with Ubuntu. New Linux user, I don't know how to find out which version as I don't have the USB with me. It was the version downloadable as ...
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Use Synaptic Touchpad off button

I have a HP Pavilion g6-1202sa with a Synaptic Touchpad. On the touchpad is a little divot which acts like a button. It looks like this: In Windows I could double-tap the divot and my touchpad ...
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Im using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on HP Probook 4520s and the touchpad is not responding correctly!

Is fully functional is working but when I’m using left/right mouse buttons is unexpectedly going into different positions of the screen. especially left down corner where Bin is! If you have any clue ...
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Sort my laptop out

I have an Asus K450JN and I would like to use Ubuntu on my daily basis. But there's a few things I can't sort it out. First is wireless I have a Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 and I can't turn on the ...
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Touchpad not working in ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 15 7547

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 properly. To my disappointment, the touchpad isn't working at all on ubuntu. However, it works fine on windows. Is there anyway I could ...
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Synaptics touchpad: Left button full width

Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca". Asus ux32vd notebook. Synaptics touchpad (clickpad). Using the GUI to configure. The following works as intended: "Tap to click" is disabled (I only want real clicks to ...
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Lenovo synaptics clickpad dead zones (click and drag issues)

A while back, I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 11 (Model 20332), and promptly set it up to dual boot ubuntu. So far it's been a fantastic machine, however there's one thing that keeps me rebooting into ...
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Only Three Finger scrolling and right clicking works, no Two Finger [migrated]

I've installed Linux Mint 17 Rebecca today and everything seemed to work fine, everything but Two Finger Scrolling and right clicking on my Synaptics touchpad. I searched the internet for guides ...
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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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Macbook style touchpad not working correctly (Dell Inspiron 15 7547)

I just installed Ubuntu on this new laptop and am having issues with the touchpad. Now, the touchpad is one of those all-in-one style ones where there are no separate left/right buttons. Because of ...
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touchpad is not working in ubuntu 14.04

My touchpad doesn't seem to work; I tried all the links available in Google but nothing nothing seems to solve it. Some info below: cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 ...
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Ubuntu macbook touchpad

i just want to make my touchpad on ubuntu 14.04 just like mac. I set everything up except for one thing. I want my touchpad to do the following things: 1 Finger, tap: Just move the "mouse" and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Macbook Pro - Reset Touchpad Settings

How do i reset my touchpad settings to complete defaults? I've made a bit of a mess of things and installed and uninstalled gpointing-device-settings and mtrack but now all of my settings are messed ...
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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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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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Problem with Right-Click on Macbook Pro 9,2 and Ubuntu 14.04

I set up a friend's Macbook to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with OSX. For the record, she has a Macbook Pro 9,2 (the 2012 model). Right click didn't work out of the box. A google search got me this post ...