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

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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

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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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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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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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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How to enable touchpad, not setting bios [touchpad = basic]

I tried a lot to make touchpad enable in Ubuntu. I reinstalled drivers, kernals, was using synclient(as a matter of fact it has never changed "TouchpadOff" option), dconf. The only thing that helped ...
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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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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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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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yoga 3 pro touchpad and touch screen

I have new laptop yoga 900. I have install ubuntu 15.10 on it. The problem is that touchpad and touch screen are not detected (I solved wifi problem with this : Intel wireless 8260 - unclaimed network,...
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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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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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Can you disable PART of a touchpad?

Can you disable only part of a touchpad? I'm using a Lenovo Yoga13, and the touchpad extends down into the click area. So, every time I click, it moves the mouse a little bit. It's pretty annoying. ...
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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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Apple Magic Trackpad 1 - 'stops working' every few minutes

I have just purchased an Apple Magic Trackpad 1 and connected it to my Ubuntu 15.10 (now 16.04) system. That all worked flawlessly. Once connected, the trackpad 'stops working' every few minutes. I ...
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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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erratic touchpad on Toshiba Satellite laptop with 16.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 laptop. Everything seems to be working except that the touchpad is very erratic. Two finger scroll generally works but moving the ...
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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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How to disable touchpad while typing in 15.10

The option for disabling the touchpad while typing does not work in Settings/Mouse & Touchpad in Ubuntu 15.04 (The setting seems to be gone in 15.10??) I have tried installing 'Pointer Devices' ...
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Screen flashes when typing if touchpad accidentally 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 ...
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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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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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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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Reverse two finger scroll direction (natural scrolling)?

Two-fingered scrolling is working fine, but is there a way that I can reverse the direction (natural scrolling)? It seems backwards opposed to the way OSX does it.
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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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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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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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Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

I know that I can check if the touchpad is active with gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled and I can set it disabled / enabled with gconftool-2 --set --type ...
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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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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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Dualshock 4 touchpad without ds4drv

I was playing Towerfall: Ascension last night and realized that my Dualshock 4 controller was vibrating the way a 360 controller does. I tried Portal 2 and Sportsfriends... both games rumbled. The ...
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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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three finger tap not working with synaptics touchpad driver

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and I have heard that there should be system gestures enabled by default. Two finger scrolling is working well, however three finger gestures are not. Here is xinput: Device ...
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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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Acer Touch pad not working

I have Acer-TravelMate 5742 upgraded its Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04, everything is fine but my Touch pad is not working. Why Touch pad is not accepting clicks? How to fix it?
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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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How to install Synaptics on touchpad on Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version but Previously i was in Ubuntu 13.10 where i used to operate my touchpad with circle scrolling. But Now in the Ubuntu 14.04 there is no " ...
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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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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 ...