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

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Mousepad doesn't reactive with touchpad-indicator

I am using touchpad-indicator to disable my touchpad when a mouse is plugged in. Until about four weeks ago, it works all fine, now it's only working half-way: When I plug in a mouse, touchpad is ...
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How to enable touchpad?

Yesterday, suddenly my touchpad on my MSI Laptop started to not respond. In other words, in Login screen, touchpad is working as expected. However, in Desktop screen, after I have logged in, touchpad ...
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elantech touchpad PS/2 multitouch not working in ubuntu 14.04

i brought new hp pavallion ab-104tx which has elantech touchpad PS/2 . Touchpad multitouch features like double scrolling was working fine in windows 10, then i dual booted my laptop with ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Disable touch drag

I am using touchpad on my laptop, but sometimes when I move pointer around it starts dragging (touch drag). I prefer to drag while holding it down. Can this touch drag be disabled?
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Driver problem with the tablet mode on ubuntu 15.10

i just want to suggest a thing here . I am using Toshiba satellite 'E45W-C4200' and it came with pre-installd Windows 10. it is a touch screen ,and it has a tablet mode. When I switched to a ...
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Possible to get the magic mouse 2 touchpad working with ubuntu 15.04?

I've managed to set up the magic mouse 2 with Ubuntu over bluetooth, but it is only recognising it as a two-button mouse. Using the touchpad over xev doesn't show anything being picked up. Is it ...
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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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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who ...
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How to disable the touchpad?

I want my touchpad to be disabled when I use my mouse. How can I do that? touchpad-indicator has stopped working on 11.10. It used to work on 11.04. Gnome3 is not a solution as I don't like it and ...
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Kubuntu trackpad multifinger gesture support

I was wondering if there's a way to enable multi finger gesture support in Kubuntu 12.10. I specifically would like to quickly be able to change desktop or minimise apps. Other functionality would ...
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Touchpad Issue with Samsung Ultrabook PX900X4C-A07US

I have a slight issue with my touchpad and of course Samsung didn't develop any drivers for Linux. It works great when I turn on the laptop. I have full functionality when it has been on for 20 ...
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Laptop touchpad is erratic and unusable

My Ubuntu 15.04 cursor has gone "spastic" (the best I can describe it). When Ubuntu boots to the password screen the cursor flitters all across the screen no matter which direction I input on the ...
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Touchpad issue: jumping cursor while typing (Ubuntu 14.04), syndaemon don't help

I know there are other questions about this issue, but I can't find the right tweak in order to fix it. The touchpad still detects my palms while typing stuff. It's REALLY annoying, especially ...
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Touchpad detected but not working

Just booted into Ubuntu MATE on a live usb on my Dell 3452 but the touchpad isn't working cat /proc/bus/input/devices brings up: I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01a1 N: Name="SynPS/2 ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Touchpad not working [on hold]

I have dual booted windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. It used to work fine earlier. But suddenly the touchpad has stopped working. It's a synaptics touchpad. Any help would be grately appreciated.
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Make horizontal scroll switch applications

Is there a way to make the horizontal scroll of a touchpad on my laptop switch applications the way alt-tab does it? I tried to use xSwipe but it does not seem to work. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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SynPS/2 Lifebook S935 not working at all How to fix?

the SynPS/2 touchpad on my Lifebook S935 does not work at all. xinput list it xinput /proc/bus/input/devices lists it an external mouse works correctly Thouch pad does not respond at all It works ...
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xorg configuration file load order (for synaptics touchpad)

I'm trying to set some options for a synaptics touchpad to suit my particular preferences. I've worked out what options they are, and can set them using synclient, and things work. However, once I try ...
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How do I fix my touchpad on my Acer 720 Chromebook

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu so most of the time I don't know what's going on. I just download Ubuntu and in the start-up screen my mouse-pad doesn't work, nor does my touch screen. How should I ...
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Synaptics Touchpad 2-finger click

I'm trying to set up my Synaptics touchpad on a lenovo thinkpad yoga. I want to have 3-finger click or tap give a middle-click (button 2), and a 2-finger click or tap give a right click (button 3). ...
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“Pinch to zoom” gesture with Focaltech touchpad in Ubuntu 15.10

I havce a problem with the geasture of my touchpad for example the pinch to zoom does not work. I tried to run this sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/focaltech-dkms and this: apt-get update ...
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Touchpad drivers for Asus K501LB

I'm looking for drivers for my touchpad on the Asus K501LB. I want the double-finger scroll function to work properly and other features available on Windows. Is there maybe another program for this I ...
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How to enable Palm detection in kernel - dell XPS 9343

How to enable Palm detection in kernel - dell XPS 9343. Tried Libinput but it resulted in a jerky cursor. I have "blacklist i2c_hid" blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf xinput list: ...
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Proper touchpad thumb & palm detection with libinput

So libinput its nearing its first stable release with a release candidate Which adds proper support for thumb / palm detection on touch pads along with swipe & pinch gesture support something ...
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Lenovo E560 Touchpad dont work

ive a update and after reboot touch pad is not working, absolute nightmare. I ran some commands from this guide: Lenovo ThinkPad E550 Touchpad Not Working After Forced Shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04) After ...
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after last Update Touchpad stoped working

I have a lenovo z510 which has an ALPS v7 touchpad. After the new installation of xubuntu 14.04 I used this fix to make it work. Now, After the latest kernel-update it doesn't get recognized anymore. ...
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Touchpad problem with ubuntu 14.04

i'm using ubuntu 14.04 on dell inspiron 5520, my touchpad is not working properly jumping here and there and the two buttons which i set for left click and right click are also not working everything ...
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I am looking for touchpad driver for Dell Inspiron 1501

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Dell inspiron 1501 laptop and since then its scroll-with-finger function has not been working. Previously, it had Ubuntu version 8.10 on it and it worked fine. ...
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HP Spectre x360 — How to disable trackpad automatically when going into Tablet Mode?

The HP Spectre x360 is a "convertible" laptop, meaning it is able to bend all the way backwards to become a tablet. Whenever I do this, Ubuntu automatically disables the keyboard, which is nice. ...
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How do I load the synaptics driver on 12.04? (Scrolling does not work)

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Lenovo z580 laptop. The touchpad maker is Synaptics. However Ubuntu is unable to load the Synaptics driver, although the driver has been installed. Due to this, ...
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Restoring setings in Windows 7 after Dual mode with Ubuntu

I am a new user of Ubuntu. Until recently I used only Windows 7 on my computer. Ever since I set up Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer to run in Dual mode with Windows 7, I have noticed the following ...
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Trackpad not being detected after re-opening laptop (Kubuntu 15.10)

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15Z laptop. My touchpad works just fine when I first start the laptop, however when I put the lid down and put it back up later, the trackpad does ...
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ubuntu 15.10 mouse & touchpad missing settings in settings

my 15.10 image installs fine but has no 2 finger scrolling settings. 14 lts had two folder in that panel, but this one lost all the cool stuff. is there a fix? regards bjorn o.
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Lenovo T440 touchpad not recognised

With the risk of repeating already asked question, I decided to ask one of my own, because I didn't see a post about (potential) conflicting touchpad drivers. Brief story: installed (ed)Ubuntu ...
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OS X - like trackpad gestures with TouchEgg - rebuilding unity

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity, and I know that Touchegg is not compatible with unity. But according to these instructions, some people say that worked for them with unity. I am trying these ...
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Kernel problems on Asus E403S

I have ubuntu 15.10 on Asus E403S with this xinput, (20:19:49)──> xinput 1 ↵ ──(ke,tammi13)─┘ ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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`powertop --auto-tune` without messing with USB and touchpad

I like powertop --auto-tune because the speakers of my laptop are soughing when not being used and powertop disables the speakers completely when they're not used, stopping the noise. However, my ...
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Sample config for Logitech Touchpad T650 Ubuntu 15.10

I have a Logitech Touchpad T650 which basically works out of the box, except that it very often right-clicks when I want it to two-finger-scroll. Based on this post I have tried to configure ...
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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 drivers are not loading on Kubuntu 13.10 on Dell Vostro 2420

I freshly installed Kubuntu 13.10, 32 bit version on newly purchased Dell Vostro 2420. everything is working fine except scrolling and multitouch features through touchpad. I am able to change ...
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Laptop MousePad Is At Drag State Or Not Clicking On Startup

I Have Vaio VGN-CS16G Laptop with ubuntu or flavours of ubuntu on it In Startup (After Login) Mouse Touchpad is going on Drag state (rectangle appearing and selecting icons) or sometimes not clicking ...
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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 disable physical mouse buttons below touchpad

I'd like to disable the two click buttons below my touchpad because the right one keeps activating randomly. I've read doc about synaptics and synclient, and using xmodmap as suggested in Disable ...
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Mouse pointer integration greyed out in vm box

My host OS is ubuntu 14.04 and I am running vbox version 5.0.12. I could use the same pointer in the guest and host os, but recently I shut down the guest os in vm box instead of saving the state and ...
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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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Swiping left on the touchpad opens the photo search. How do I disable this?

It's almost random, but most of the time, if I swipe from right to left on the touchpad of my keyboard, it opens the photo search. I have not been able to locate any setting/tweak that explains this ...
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svnclient double-click with no single-click

In ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell Precision m3800, the trackpad is large enough that it's hard to type without my thumb occasionally grazing the touchpad and so moving my insertion point to another part of ...
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Turn off the CTRL + trackpad zoom function

When I press CTRL + mouse wheel on browser or application windows it zooms in! Have looked through synclient and inputx but can't figure out how to switch this very annoying feature off. Running ...
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Updated: Ignore finger resting on touchpad - Lenovo Yoga 700

I just got my new Lenovo Yoga 700 laptop, and I would like to disable the lower part of the touchpad so I can keep my finger on the button, while using my other finger to drag the mouse around. Edit: ...
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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

I was talking to a friend who owns a Mac. He has his set up so that when he swipes three fingers across his touchpad, it moves to the workspace in that direction. Is it possible to set this up in ...