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

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Upgrading Ubuntu will require reinstalling Matlab and mtrack?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am considering uupgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already read a similar post about it: Is it necessary to upgrade to 14.04 LTS or can I stand in 12.04 LTS forever with no ...
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How to configure Touchpad in Ubuntu 16.04?

Ubuntu 16.04 - there is no option for configuration of Touchpad like: "disable during typing", "palm detection". Is there any workaround (as typing has become difficult issue)?
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Ubuntu Gnome - Touchpad notification randomly shows up after use. Cant find out what it is

I cannot find out what this notification/icon is when I use the touchpad. Its semi-random and very annoying. The Touchpad and Mouse settings menu displays only point speed and handedness, nothing at ...
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How do I stop the cursor jumping from desired location to the far left of the screen?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu Linux 14.04. I love using Linux and love the laptop, but I'm having trouble using the touchpad. Almost every time I I hover over something that I ...
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Issues with Logitech K400 plus in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Logitech K400 plus wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad. Ubuntu 16.04 recognizes it out of the box and it is correctly paired (uses Logitech Unifying Receiver). However, very often, ...
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Weird touchpad behaviour on ubuntu 16.04

I just bought a lenovo G50 laptop. The laptop came with windows 8.1 and I did my favorite thing, uninstalling windows and installing ubuntu. After it booted first, the touchpad didn't work. When I ...
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Cypress Touchpad issues

I'm having trouble with my touchpad on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. As soon as I try to move the cursor with the touchpad, dmesg shows a lot of errors. And the touchpad detects clicks (both right and left) ...
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How can I get the trackpad/keyboard to work after installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 14 (Crouton)?

I'm a noob at linux, so be gentle. I can install crouton and go through the process of getting unity up and running (newest version of everything). The track pad at first works, but the pressure you ...
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Enable touchscreen on Lenovo Yoga 11s Ubuntu 14.04

Hey I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 11s (Ivybridge), when I first ran the installation, the touch pad didn't work but the touchscreen did, I foolishly tried to install to an SD Card ...
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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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Not able to configure my touchpad on the new lubuntu 16.04. Following is the output from my terminal

Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ USB OPTICAL MOUSE ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) on Ubuntu 16.04 - touchpad stops working or works erratically

I have pretty much the same problem as in Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping - but on Ubuntu 16.04. My touchpad stops working randomly, or can work somewhat only if I ...
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How to fix touchpad (synaptics) problem on acer aspire v 13? Sometimes cursor jumps like crazy

Sometimes cursor starts jump here and there (very quickly). Disabling and enabling touchpad helps but for short time. xubuntu 15.04, 3.19.0-30-generic "xinput list" shows that core pointer is ...
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How to set the pointer focus correctly on touch screen in ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed eGalaxTouch touch screen driver(Virtual Device for Single) in linux machine running Ubuntu 14.04. The pointer focus (or Arrow Pointer) is not present at the finger touch. What are ...
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How can I remove focaltech touchpad

I was trying to update my touchpad mouse, and I follow this steps $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/focaltech-dkms $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install focaltech-dkms $ sudo ...
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Dell Inspiron 7357 - keyboard/touchpad not working after login on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 7537 ine with a dual boot of Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) and Windows. When I was running 15.10, things were running fine. When I upgraded to 16.04, my touchpad and keyboard ...
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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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How can I toggle the touchpad depending on whether a mouse is connected?

I want to have my touchpad disabled automatically when an external mouse is connected and enabled when there is none. I have tried using touchpad-indicator but that fails in cases when the computer ...
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MacBook Pro touch pad disabled

Hello I tried to use someone's code to tweak my MacBook pros touchpad. After I executed the commands and rebooted my touchpad does not respond to touch and the cursor is invisible. I have tried ...
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Surface Pro Track pad

I am new to Linux and have installed Ubuntu on my surface pro and loving it, however the track pad is not working fully and having to use the pen. The track pad will right click etc but has no control ...
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How can we automatically disable Touchpad when Mouse is plugged in? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 in HP Envy-15 laptop and want the touch-pad to disable automatically whenever I connect my mouse. Is there any setting available in Ubuntu? I have seen many answers which ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows Vista (Wubi) and use it as a dual boot. However while in the process of installing I turned the touch pad off. And after installation the touchpad is not ...
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How do I fix dead Synaptics ClickPad on Ubuntu 12.10 + Toshiba P850?

I've recently purchased a Toshiba Laptop having Windows 8 installed. After successfully dual booting in this EFI madness Win8/Ubuntu 12.10 I am at a loss as to how to enable the touch pad in Ubuntu 12....
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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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Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial: How can I enable touchpad?

I've an Asus x540LA and my touchpad is seen by the system so: [from /proc/bus/input/devices] I: Bus=0018 Vendor=0b05 Product=0101 Version=0100 N: Name="FTE1001:00 0B05:0101" P: Phys=i2c-FTE1001:00 ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on HP Pavilion dm3 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that ...
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Touch Pad not working on Fujitsu Lifebook A514

I'm new to ubuntu and linux, the only experience I've had with Linux is doing some GCSE course work so please be gentle! I've just installed Ubuntu of a Fujitsu Lifebook A514 and it all works apart ...
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FocalTech Touchpad not working after resuming from suspend

My touchpad on Asus X455LF-WX055T works perfectly when I first boot Ubuntu but it does not work whenever I wake it up after suspending it. Before I suspend, my xinput list contains PS/2 FocalTech ...
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Latitude E5570 touchpad issue in 16.04

My touchpad is really laggy and is not responsive sometimes. I am running UBUNTU 16.04. cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000 N: Name="Lid Switch" P: Phys=...
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How do I get rid of the syndaemon effect?

So recently I was playing some TF2, and my trackpad was really messing up with my aim. (I use a laptop.) I decided to search for some fixes that would only effect the trackpad. I came across the ...
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How can i disable touchpad while typing? On Ubuntu 16.04 syndaemon isn't working!

i wanna deactivate the touch-pad while typing. I tried this: syndaemon -i 1 -d -t -K it should deactivate tapping and scrolling on the touch-pad for 1 second and ignore modifier+keys combos. ...
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How to Disable Hovering-App-Bar in 16.04?

I get this hovering bar as an artifact popping many times per hour without pressing Alt-Tab, which duration 3-15 seconds with/without interaction of mouse/touchpad/keyboard booting other Ubuntus and ...
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Dell Latitude e7240 two finger scroll does not work despite correct synclient values

My Ubuntu 14.04 is able to detect the two-finger scrolling option and sets the values correctly, as shown in VertTwoFingerScroll = 1. Two finger scrolls also works fine in Windows 10. However it still ...
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Elan touchpad: double-tap-drag causing scrolling instead of expected middle-drag

Single-finger double-tap-and-drag works exactly as expected. However, I really want to be able to do alt-middle-drag for window resizing. I have middle-clicks working correctly with synclient "...
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HP Elitebook 8560W TouchStyk (trackpoint)

Issue: The touchstyk (trackpoint) is missing one neat feature: tap-to-click. In Windows it works just fine so I know the sensor to detect tapping on trackpoint is there somewhere. I think the problem ...
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How do I disable touchpad when using a mouse

I can disable my touchpad but if I'm away from my bluetooth mouse or forget my wireless dongle for my backup mouse, I'm SOL. Linux Mint had a nice setting that allowed the touchpad to be disabled ...
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Synaptics: select by words (triple click) using touchpad

I switched from my old asus laptop to a new dell xps 15 and the touchpad is great except selection of text by entire words. To select entire words in my old laptop I used triple click (which emulates ...
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Black desktop background , large icons and missing UI components

Ubuntu Version: 16.04 I had installed Gnome Desktop environment using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop But when I logged out and tried to switch the Desktop environment, clicking on the ...
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Problems installing Crouton on a Chromebook

I'm trying to install Crouton and I'm not sure what went wrong so I'll list my problems below: Touchpad stopped working right after it rebooted during developer mode. I downloaded Crouton but it won'...
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Mouse Double Click Threshold

I think this question has already been asked here, but it was closed. The question is: is there any way to set a lower threshold for mouse double click? The slider "timeout" in "double click timeout" ...
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touch-pad not detected on Acer Aspire VN7-591g (Ubuntu 14.04)

I just bought Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591g) with Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the touch-pad does not work! I even downgraded to 12.04, but the problem still remains. I guess that's a ...
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synaptics driver is not installed (or is not used) [duplicate]

my problem is that I would like to configure my touchpad, but when I try to do so in System Settings -> Input devices -> touchpad, there is ared block with the words "synaptics driver is not installed ...
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Asus TP200SA Touchscreen and Touchpad problem

I have a Asus TP200SA Ubuntu on it (14.04 LTS) When I installed (4 days ago) it the touchscreen and the touchpad worked flawlessly, I was very happy, but the rotation lock didn't (I was using it ...
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ubuntu 16.04 Elantech Touchpad

My touchpad working good in ubuntu live but dont work after installation here is some info from live/pendrive I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000e Version=0000 N: Name="ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" P:...
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Touchpad issues Ubuntu 14.04

After switching from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu (as a dual boot) ,I found that the touchpad doesn't work on my Ubuntu, but does on Windows. Please if someone could have a solution for this?
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2 finger scroll not working on ASUS GL752VW

I recently got the Asus ROG GL752VW and it came with Windows 10 and all was working perfectly. I then installed Ubuntu 16.04 but the fans constantly were running on full speed and the speed ...
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Touchpad not working acer aspire E5

I bought a new acer aspire E5-521 and installed ubuntu 14.04, but the touchpad doesn't work from the beginning. I already tried xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. It says a newer version is already ...
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Touchpad registers light touches as taps and I cant find any option to turn it off

Running xubuntu 14.04, It used to be there was an option where it would disable the touchpad for a small amount of time when typing. Ever since a few days ago, that option disappeared, and typing ...
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Thinkpad 440p Trackpad: several problems

I recently installed Kubuntu for the first time on my Thinkpad 440 and there are three issues I'm having with the trackpad: 1) Size of the middle click zone On Windows, there was a fairly large ...
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Screen flashes when typing if touchpad accidentatlly touched

I just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04. When typing if I happen to also be touching the touchpad the screen flashes, temporarily going black. It doesn't happen when I type this (in firefox), but it ...