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

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Ubuntu 14.04: Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

i tried the touchpad indicator app. To set to disable/enable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in or out. But this dose not work for Ubuntu 14.04 versions. https://launchpad.net/touchpad-indicator ...
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Touchpad mouse problem for Acer Aspire One 722

After installing chromixium, my built-in synaptic mouse does not work. Can anybody please help me? I'm using a usb mouse while looking for ways to fix this.
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Help applying touchpad fix to rc.local

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to implement a permanent solution to my touchpad not working in Ubuntu 15.04. The solution I have so far only works until I restart/reboot so I've tried to add it to ...
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Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04 starts working after a while

I have a dell inspiron 13-7352, with Synaptics Touchpad I guess. So when I turn on the computer the touchpad does not work. But it starts working after a while. What is more interesting is that when ...
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When i come out from suspend mode the right click menu appears.

When I come out from suspend mode the right click menu appears. Only when coming out of suspend mode as if I have clicked it where i left the pointer last but also it clicks twice so it creates new ...
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Enable touchpad scrolling in Ubuntu 15.04

I've bought a cheap SpeedLink touchpad, and I'd like to use it on an Ubuntu box, but all gestures are disabled. It works as a basic mouse, with 2 buttons, and tap-to-click automatically enabled. The ...
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Touchpad Driver for Dell Vostro 3458

I just bought a laptop Dell Vostro 3458 and the touchpad is not working. Do you know how can I get the proper driver to solve this issue ? regards, Alessandro Silveira
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Tap to click working for one bot not the other user

I have two users on my new Kubuntu installation. For the first clicking via touchpad does not work. I've created a new user and for that one, without me doing anything else, it works just fine. Any ...
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elantech stop working after supend

my notebook is asus a455l with elantech version 4 as touchpad. the touchpad stop working after suspend. It disappear from xinput. i tried modprobe -rv psmouse and modprobe -v psmouse but nothing ...
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trackpad disabled configuration not persistent [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Linux, using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba notebook. I don't want to use the trackpad, so I turn it off in the configuration settings, but every time I reboot, the trackpad is turned on ...
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My touchpad doesn´t work properly

I have a Laptop with dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, I have and ASUS X552L, and my problem is that my touchpad is crazy. I can't use it for anything because it doesn't click or move. I only ...
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Inconsistent mouse and touchpad scroll behaviour across applications

The mouse/touchpad scrolling behaviour on ubuntu 15.04 appears to be inconsistent. Compared to the "Mouse and TouchPad" settings, the few applications I have tried group like this: same as setting: ...
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HP Spectre x360 disable trackpad in tablet mode

I have the HP Spectre x360 and when I bend the laptop back into tablet mode (360 hinges), usually the keyboard and mouse disables in Windows. In Ubuntu 15.04 the keyboard successfully disables, but ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 touchpad stopped working after upgrade to 15.04

Having just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 (from 14.04 via 14.10) my touchpad does not appear to be working. It is still however possible to make use of a USB connected mouse. Following the instructions ...
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New Fuji LifeBook u745

I have a new Fuji LifeBook u745 installation of Ubuntu 04.15 seems to work OK. But the touchpad does not operate. What could be wrong?
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MacBook 4,1 mouse jitters in 10px by 10px box after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

In the 14.04 LTS, the touchpad worked fine. Now, when you stand still with your finger on the touchpad, it randomly bounces around in a tiny box. There's no visible outline to this box, but it causes ...
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middle mouse button acer aspire vn7

My acer aspire v15 nitro comes with a touchpad. Unfortunately there is no middle-mouse button. Some internet forums talk about pushing the upper right corner for a middle mouse click but that does ...
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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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Make Entire Touchpad responsive

My touchpad has no buttons but can be pressed down like a button everywhere. In the lower area (approximately as high as buttons would be), the touchpad isn't responsive if I haven't started touching ...
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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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Touchpad control window after software update

I have loaded Ubuntu (14.1) on my new Dell notebook using software downloaded from the Linux site by a friend onto a memory stick to kill the NOOBS Windows pack. Since I am a writer I need to suspend ...
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How to install Ubuntu so that my trackpad works?

I currently have windows 10, I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual-boot back when i had windows 8.1 and the track pad did not work so now I have windows 10 and just 10 minutes ago i tried ...
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Fn keys for touchpad not working with Lenovo Laptop

The laptop touchpad works (but it is not very well positioned and as a result when I am typing it keeps clicking places. For this reason I turn it off and use a mouse,) but on Lubuntu the Fn plus f6 ...
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Two finger scroll not working in Kubuntu 14.04

I'm running a fresh install on Kubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude E6440. The trackpad works fine except that it doesn't respond to two fingered scroll. The system-setting -> Input Devices -> Touchpad -> ...
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Lenovo yoga 2 (not pro) keyboard and pad not working

on my laptop my keyboard and pad didn't work i need to use a usb devices, how fix it ? Thanks for reply. EDIT : my keyboard work but when i try to use my touchpad (click or move the pointer) my ...
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My touchpad, keyboard, and any other input devices intermittenly stopped working on Asus Zenbook UX303LB

Here is my story: I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my zenbook ux303lb. The first time, my touchpad is working, but gesture wasn't at all. For example, my touchpad can't recognize two scroll fingers ...
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Touchpad only works after hibernate

A couple of days ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell I7352-3111SLV 13 inch touchscreen laptop. Initially, the touchpad worked fine. The first time I suspended, the touchpad stopped working, even ...
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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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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu, Dell Inspiron 7000

I just installed the latest long-term support version of Ubuntu and everything is working great except the trackpad does not work at ALL. I know other users have had some issues with this but mine ...
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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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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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touchpad not recognized after updtate to 15.04

After I updated my touchpad no longer works. I have a Toshiba e45t-A4200 Touchscreen laptop. The touchscreen now works fine, but I lost all functionality with my touchpad except for clicking. My ...
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Touchpad not found after sleep mode/close laptop lid after last update

Weird thing happened after my last update on my new laptop (Asus k401l), when it goes to sleep or when I close the lid, the touchpad is disabled and in system Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad it ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 options missing from Mouse and Touchpad control panel

This is a clean installation of Xubuntu 14.04 on ViewSonic netbook (yesterday). I am a newbee to Xubuntu (Linux). I am trying to follow the instructions in this link: ...
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Touchpad/Mouse/Wifi does not function in 12.04/14.04/15.04 but works on 12.10

I recently got a new ssd for a netbook I had sitting around and decided to put ubuntu on it. After some googling of the make model of the net book (ACER AO 756-2899) the version that kept showing up ...
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Screen freezing or 2 finger scrolling don't work

I have problem with my Ubuntu kernel and I don't know what to do. All my upgraded kernel from this moment: 3.18.0, 3.18.3, 3.19.0-23, 3.19.0-25 have randomly moment with it make my pc freezing or ...
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Trackpad/Mousepad is not working in my Laptop Asus K55n?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and my mouse-pad was working fine. Suddenly my mouse-pad stopped working after a few times of reboot. I went to mouse settings using keyboard, but no option to enable ...
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Touchpad disabled at boot?

I'm setting up a client's laptop (Acer Aspire E1-431-2867), and for some reason, the touch pad is disabled on start up. Manually enabling it with the function key (fn+f7) works just fine. The system ...
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Touchpad does not work - 03eb: 8433 Atmel Corp

The touchpad does not work directly with the CPU going on Ubuntu, but the boot the installer Win 10, abortion and restart the Instlación in Ubuntu works perfectly. Even if the hibernate or sleep, ...
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How could I go about binding a three finger gesture to a keystroke on a MacBook Pro with 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2013 Macbook Pro, and really want to bind a three finger swipe up to Control+W, to emulate mission control to an extent. How could I go about doing this?
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Ubuntu reloads psmouse on login

Lately my touchpad has been acting up. It wouldn't work with mulitouch and synclient won't recognize it. I found that this is resolved by running modprobe -r psmouse and reloading it with modprobe ...
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Touchpad scrolling is not working in my laptop

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Lenovo B50-70 LAPTOP. But, scrolling in touchpad is not working.my laptop having Ps/2 Elantech touchpad id=12
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Touchpad - Two fingers scrolling

I have some problem to configure my touchpad, I have a toshiba satellite z30a1gt and ubuntu 14.04. On the settings -> mouse and touchpad i don't have a tab for touchpad. i have download all the ...
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magic trackpad fails to connect in 14.04.02

I had been using the magic trackpad on my dell desktop (quad core2) in xubuntu since 64 bit 12.04.01. A few months ago I did a clean install of 64 bit 14.04.02, and the magic trackpad stopped ...
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How to decrease touchpad area of contact required?

I can use my touchpad with my thumb, but not with my short finger. It is as if the area of contact between the fingers and the pad required to register movement/click is too large. How do I fix this? ...
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Touchpad not working

My mouse cursor doesn't show on desktop and touchpad is not working and can't be found in system settings as well
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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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Understanding how to install 14.04 on XPS 13 9343

I recently got a laptop to use Ubuntu on. XPS 13 9343. I've reinstalled the OS a plethora of times because of so much difficulty between drivers, issues with touchpad, wifi, etc. Can any explain to ...
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Thinkpad T440 trackpad multitouch not working [duplicate]

I am using a Thinkpad T440s with the new trackpad that has physical buttons. I ran into the issue that the physical buttons (which are recognized as a seperate PS/2 device) do not function. After a ...
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Touchpad freezing

I am using a Sony Vaio VPCEB34EN model laptop. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and some time after starting up system my touchpad starts freezing and sometimes it clicks on something which I had never clicked ...