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

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Unity DE on Xubuntu: Why is my scroll direction ignoring dconf settings?

I tried to keep the title concise. In more detail: I'm running GalliumOS 2.0 (release details) (home page) because it's nearly perfect for my setup. The only issue is that I really don't like the ...
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Gesture , Scrolling not working Elan1000 touchpad asus GL552VW ubuntu 14.04.4

Here is my xinput list output ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ELAN1000:00 ...
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has anyone successfully install xswipe on ubuntu gnome 16.04?

I'm trying to install xSwipe on my laptop, but i can't get xserver-xorg-input-synaptics with shm driver working. It worked fine when I had ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop, but when I switch to gnome It ...
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Syndaemon Crashes or Locks up

I am trying to use syndaemon -i1 to disable my touchpad while typing. After a few key strokes, the touchpad will be permenantly disabled (only fixed by a reboot) and will not be re-enabled. I am ...
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VirtualBox: Emulate Middle mouse button in Ubuntu guest (touchpad)

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 as guest on an Acer notebook. Touchpad seems to come from Elan/Elantech. For primary select in Ubuntu I want to use an emulated middle ...
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Alps touchpad vertical/horizontal resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 500 14-ISK. Everything works as it should, except the touchpad. It does recognize multitouch, right clic (not zooming multitouch but I dont know if this ...
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Disable touch-pad while typing doesn't work in Lubuntu

Disable touch-pad while typing doesn't work in the latest Lubuntu. So far I tried two solutions, non of them worked: Adding syndaemon -d -t line to ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart and restart. ...
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Dell Insiron 2in1 Auto-rotate on 16.04 help

I have been searching everywhere. I can not get auto-rotate to work. I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000-series (3153 to be exact) and I can not get the screen to auto-rotate magick-rotation does not seem ...
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Touchpad won't work after logging in [on hold]

I have a issue with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS that touchpad won't work after login screen but usb mouse work well. Cursor get stuck to one place. Please help! Thanks! shivam@JARVIS:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core ...
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How to enable touchpad, without changing touchpad settings in BIOS to basic

I tried a lot to make touchpad enable in Ubuntu 16.04.1. I reinstalled drivers, kernals, was using synclient(as a matter of fact it has never changed "TouchpadOff" option), dconf. The only thing that ...
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Touchpad scroll is slow in VMware for ThinkPad

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on VMWare 12.1, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad. The toucpad two finger scrolling in Windows is smooth and it accelerates when I move my fingers, it is also good when I use in an ...
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Mouse pad and usb mouse wont work

So after logging on, for example, I would load onto a different WiFi, then click on minecraft. I click the home button on my computer (window box) and I can't use the mouse pad or the usb mouse. It ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 touchpad problems

I recently upgraded my 900x3a notebook from 14.04 -> 16.04. Since then the touchpad performance is bad. The pointer will sometimes freeze or execute ungiven commands. When this happens I often see an ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 trackpad woes part 2: my hand keeps hitting the trackpad and moving the cursor

Believe it or not, this is the first time I'm using a laptop with a trackpad (until now, all my laptops have been Thinkpads, and I've always disabled the trackpad on those. However, my T61p was ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 trackpad woes part 1: scroll direction

I just loaded kubuntu 16.04 on my new xps 9550; in Settings > Input Devices there is an option to reverse the scroll direction (please, no flame wars about which one is the "right" way to do it, we ...
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Disabling Chrome Swipe navigation - Two Finger “back”

Quite recently Chrome has taken up the nasty habit of interpreting errant horizontal scrolling to mean "Go back," which is deeply frustrating. I hit the back button rarely enough that I do not foresee ...
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Is there a driver for the touchpad of the Dell Latitude E7270?

The touchpad on the Dell Latitude E7270 works out of the box, but there is no possible configuration about it. In the mouse settings, there is no tab for the touchpad. I searched for the model of ...
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Trackpad not working on SP3 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Dual booted Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (bought a USB stick from the Ubuntu website) to a Surface Pro 3 and everything works great except it is not responding the trackpad on the typecover. Using the USB stick ...
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Intermittent serial mouse and keyboard stop responding 16.04 Laptop

I'm having some trouble with the internal touchpad and keyboard on my Pavilion dm1 laptop. Occasionally, they'll stop responding. I also have a USB Logitech wireless mouse which has never failed. If ...
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ASUS TP200 Touchpad gestures doesn't work (16.04)

eronis@Asus:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ FTE1000:00 ...
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Touchpad-indicator chrashes on start (Ubuntu 16.04)

When starting Touchpad-indicator over the dash it crashes and shows an error message. Is it not supported for Ubuntu 16.04? Is there an alternative? I think i did the installation completely correct ...
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Fully disable “tap and drag gesture” for synaptics touchpad

I recently got a new Dell XPS 15 9550, and I followed the instructions of the OP in this thread https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2317843 to set it up to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Asus UX501VW headphone and touchpad issues

I'm new to the Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it working on my Asus Zenbook UX501VW. I have everything mostly working except for a few things. I am currently on kernel 4.6.4, but I am still having ...
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fn + t-pad not woking to disable touchpad on Alienware 17R3 for Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to figure out why Fn+F11 (T-PAD) does not disable the touchpad. Other Fn combinations seem to work. The touchpad can be disable through the system window interface. However, it is annoying ...
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Mouse & Touchpad doesn't show touchpad setting anymore

After rebooting my laptop I realized that my pointer is moving very fast, then I opened my Mouse & Touchpad setting and I saw that it doesn't show my touchpad setting anymore, here is the ...
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How can I decrease the mouse sensitivity in zsnes?

I'm using zsnes 1.51 on Ubuntu 16.04. The mouse speed in zsnes is way too high. I'm actually using a touchpad and if I move my finger just a little bit, the cursor moves too much. Is there any way to ...
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Left Click Stops for all Pointing Devices in 14.04

I've looked through other questions similar to this, but none of the answers I've seen seem to address the specific problem I'm having. Every so often (about once every couple days), I lose the ...
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How do I make sure the touchpad is enabled on reboot?

Just installed Ubuntu Mate, and am facing a strange issue: I have to manually enable the trackpad every-time I reboot the system.. It's getting quite annoying, and if anyone can help out by creating ...
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Is there a ubuntu remote keyboard app?

I want to use a BQ M10 and a nexus4 together as a convergance desktop system. But can't find any app that can turn the nexus into a bluetooth or wifi remote keyboard/touchpad.. This way i can travel ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on macbook 12 retina 2015

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook 12' retina 2015. I have been able to install it but the keyboard, the touchpad and WiFi actually does not work... I am trying to find informations but I ...
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Synaptic Touchpad unresponsive after boot

So, the problem is right after i boot my laptop (ASUS X44HR, Synaptic Touchpad), the touchpad doesn't work. After waiting for a while (usually 2-5 minutes) the touchpad starts to work and the cursor ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with linux 4.7-rc6 kernel

I know (and I did it) how to make an USB key with Ubuntu 16.04 amd64 on it. What I do need for a special hardware purpose is a kernel 4.7-rc6 on this USB key because only this will bring support for ...
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Thinkpad T460P: Scrolling jumps to top on 2 finger touch

I've noticed in Chrome at least, if I take my fingers off my touchpad for a few seconds, and put them back down, there's a very good chance it triggers something that scrolls to the top of the page ...
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Using touchpad for gestures

I am trying to use my TouchPad ONLY for gestures for automated tasks, meaning that none of the input from the TouchPad should get to any processes except the one that processes the gestures, that do ...
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Trackpad and fn keys not working on my Asus R558UR-DM069D

I have an Asus R558UR-DM069D. Ive tried live booting Mint, Lubuntu 16, Kali, and Solus. The trackpad worked in Solus, but brightness controls didn't. In every other OS, nothing mentioned above works. ...
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Turn off touch-pad by double type. HP 255

I have little deepening on my touch-pad for turn it off. It works on Windows, bot doesn't on Ubuntu. Please help me to fix it. My laptop is HP 255 G1. Thx!
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Ubuntu 16.04 failing to suspend and opening applications by itself

I have a very strange problem. After installing stock Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed that whenever I close the lip on my laptop and come back a few hours later, every application (on the launcher) is running ...
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Logitech Touchpad T650 problem: working fine on Ubuntu 14.10, but not on any other later version

I am having a major difficulty with my Logitech T650 touchpad in the newer versions of Xubuntu. On all (x)Ubuntu versions afterward 14.10 till the recent version 16.04 (except 14.10 itself), the ...
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Mouse pointer jumps to lower left just before left clicking when using touchpad

I have an Asus Zenbook UX305 with 16.04 and Unity installed. When using the trackpad ("Elan touchpad" identified by xinput), I use my right hand for maneuvering the mouse pointer, and my left for ...
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Mouse & Touchpad buttons change function after suspend/hibernate

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y560 Laptop running Ubuntu 16.04. On startup both the touchpad and a USB mouse work fine. After suspend, the mouse buttons work differently and erratically. This is true for ...
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Swap between 2 and 3 finger taps on touchpad is not permanent, but activated by opening the terminal

I followed simple guides consisting in adding the lines synclient TapButton2=2 synclient TapButton3=3 into a .sh script made executable by chmod +x /home/name/touchpad.sh and make it ...
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Touchpad has stopped working in 16.04

I have a thinkpad t460. This morning when I was using the touchpad it was working fine, I closed the lid, came back an hour later and the touchpad has stopped working. I have tried restarting, ...
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How to get trackpad working on Surface Pro 3 with 16.04

I've just upgraded my dual booted Surface Pro 3 from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04 via 15.10. It mostly seems to be working however the Trackpad on the type cover isn't. Any ideas how to get it to work? The ...
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how can i change the cursor speed of an external mouse?

I have a laptop connected to a tv and I use a logitech k400 keyboard with a touchpad. When i move the cursor with the external touchpad its rather slow and i would like to make it faster. I have ...
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Touchpad/trackpad not working after full battery drain while in suspend

Usually I have no problem getting the touchpad to work after a regular suspend. But this time I had left my Thinkpad E460 in suspend and it drained all the battery while in suspend. On powering on ...
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Error installing Lubuntu on a Low-Spec Very Old Laptop

I'm just trying to install the last version of Lubuntu on a very old laptop, Sigaron MV54V, but it's just driving me crazy. The laptop displays an error and it turns off, like it's in hibernation. I ...
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Keyboard and touchpad not working during 2016 12" MacBook install

I recently got a 2016 12" MacBook and am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I created a live USB using Mac Linux USB Loader as recommended by UNetbootin's website. With the boot options noacpi ...
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14.04 LTS on Dell Precision 7510 cannot view what I type unless I move my mouse

Dear Ubuntu Community, The moment I started doing the initial set up on my Dell Precision 7510, I noticed that whatever I typed will not display on the screen unless I move my mouse. I would have to ...
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Synaptics TouchPad Driver (Logitech T650): How to fix false positive clicks when trying to two-finger scroll?

I have a Logitech T650 touchpad that I'm using with Ubuntu 16.04. It uses the Synaptics TouchPad driver. Works great except for one really annoying problem: when using the "two-finger flick" gesture ...
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Lenovo T430U Touchpad multitouch won't work - Ubuntu 16.04

I'm having trouble with the touchpad of my Lenovo T430U, the multitouch won't work. If I place my finger on the touchpad button, and try to move my other finger the system won't recognize the movement,...