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

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Apple Magic Touchpad or Logitec Trackpad compatibility

I'm looking to purchase a touchpad that will work with both my work Macbook, and my personal Ubuntu (14.04 or 16.04) machine. If Apple's Magic Trackpad (either v1 or v2) does not work, I was ...
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How to “unplug” a bluetooth mouse

OK, I've set my system to deactivate the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in... and that works perfectly when I turn my bluetooth mouse on. But, I can see no way to re-activate the touchpad other ...
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How do I make a Lenovo (ALPS?) touchpad faster than system allows?

Running 16.04 on new Lenovo X1. Apparently it has a high-definition ALPS touchpad which makes it incredibly slow, even with the highest setting through "System Settings>Mouse and Touchpad". I ...
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Configuring libinput-gestures for a MacBook like experience

99% of the time I'm using my trackpoint, but sometimes its nice to use the trackpad. I'm running libinput as my driver, and found out that libinput-gestures should be able to give me multi-touch ...
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Touchpad stops working after suspend on a Clevo M55N

simple problem: Touchpad stops working after suspend in Ubuntu 11.10. It is an annoying problem as I like to use my touchpad together with my mouse for convenience (unless I must use my touchpad ...
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Touchpad palm sensitivity

Possible Duplicate: How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard? I'm using (K)ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a Synaptics touchpad. The palm sensitivity it terrible, whenever I'm typing ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm [duplicate]

My laptop is: "Lenovo G580" and it comes with a very sensitive touchpad. Specially, when I place my hands comfortably to type, it "thinks" I'm touching the top-left corner. This becomes really ...
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How can I read from my touchpad to help with xinput configuration?

xinput list-props "My touchpad's name" lists no fewer than 44 options. Woop woop. man synaptics gives some clues about the kind of thing they do, but they're mostly just range-less, dimension-less ...
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Synaptic touchpad right-click not working

I'm having the same problem as in previous Ubuntu versions. The workaround to the problem for 11.10 was to use https://launchpad.net/~sergio91pt/+archive/synaptics+clickpads, but for 12.04 I haven't ...
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TouchPad not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my External SSD . When i boot from my external ssd, my touchpad doesn't work. At first it shows the cursor for 2 sec and disappears. But my bluetooth mouse works ...
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lenovo thinkpad E560 trackpad stopped working

Last week my trackpad was working and this week just decided not to. Tried a update with no success. Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Touch pad scroll direction is wrong on Dell Latitude and Lenovo ThinkPad

I have installed 14.04 recently in my Dell Latitude E6410. Touch pad scroll working seems to be incorrect. Inverted direction. I checked this on Lenovo ThinkPad also, there also i have observed the ...
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Dell vostro 1540 touchpad shaking/moving along a millimeter distance Ubuntu 16.04

its a big pain as my pointer is shaking while i point at some buttons or try to scroll. my touchpad works fine on another installation(elementary os). so i did xinput on terminal and found the third ...
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ACER E15 START Trackpad not working?

ubuntu@ubuntu-Aspire-ES1-512:~$ xinput list Basically my track-pad isn’t working, im now using a usb mouse (annoying) so if anyone knows what’s going on id appreciate it. ive had it working ...
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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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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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Mousepad sensitivity with Evdev driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Newly installed and updated Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Toshiba Satellite Pro R50. The mousepad is hypersensitive and jumps around. Running Xinput list-props for the PS/2 Generic Mousepad shows there is an ...
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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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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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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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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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Touchpad Freezing in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem were randomly the touchpad just freezes. It really annoying and a quick reboot solves the problem temporally but after few minutes it ...
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Mouse/touchpad move switches off touch screen

I purchased Toshiba Satellite-P55W-C laptop (2-in-1 touchscreen) and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I touch the touchpad, Ubuntu shut off the touch screen (becomes black). I disabled the touchscreen ...
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How may I know if my devices have their drivers installed?

I have a Dell N4110 laptop, and I want to know if the drivers are installed and working well. For example, with my touchpad, in windows it has multi-touch gestures, so that I can scroll or zoom with ...
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Toshiba E45-b4200 touchpad problem on 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Toshiba E45-b4200 but the touchpad is not working as intended. The touchpad does not use swipe gestures and the pointer often jumps around and/or instantly clicks when ...
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How do I disable touchpad tap to click?

You've heard this a million times but the "tap to click" is a pain in the behind and I want to disable it. There is no touchpad in gpointing-device-settings and neither in mouse and touchpad in system ...
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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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GTK (Xfce) touchpad smooth scrolling as in mousepad 0.4.0?

Recently installed Xubuntu 16 and surprised with so smooth scrolling in mousepad with touchpad, really love it. Is this possible make such everywhere? OR maybe - try to drag scrollbar - movement will ...
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how to enable two-finger scrolling on Asus Zenbook / Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside windows 10. Touchpad generally works (clicking, dragging, moving cursor) but two-finger scroll does not work. Using Asus Zenbook UX305UA. I've seen some other ...
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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 do I enable the touchpad while typing in 16.04?

Having the touchpad disabled while typing slows down my typing with onscreen keyboards like OnBoard. In 14.04 there was a setting for this in the mouse settings, but it's gone now in 16.04.
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Trackpoint physical button behaves as drag instead of click — Ubuntu 16.04 — Thinkpad T550

The trackpoints left physical button sporadically behaives as drag instead of a click. It seams like the button has a sensitivity issue. Also the middle button locks into scrolling after pressing it ...
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How do I make my synclient settings stick? - Ubuntu 13.04

The default setting for synaptics touchpads includes a paste functionality mapped to the upper right corner of the touchpad. I can disable this behavior by running the command synclient ...
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Touchpad not working on toshiba p50

I have a toshiba P50 notebook and touchpad stopped working in my Xubuntu 15.10. I upgraded to 16.04, but still not working. Its recognized though: xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Hello i just installed ubuntu 14.04 ,but the touchpad doesnt work (neither did during the installation),whereas at windows 10 dual boot it works fine. This is what shows up at my terminal ~$ xinput ...
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Restrict waking up from suspend to specific buttons only

I have an Acer Aspire notebook with 16.04 installed on it. Currently when I suspend, it wakes up on basically everything, including: opening the lid pressing the Power button pressing any keyboard ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04: Apple magic Trackpad paired successfully but not working

i have recently purchased a Apple Magic Trackpad and wanted to use it on my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) system. it connected successfully by using Bluetooth GUI. but when i tried to use it it did ...
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Alienware 13 touchpad not working under any distro [DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9] [hid-rmi]

Well, as the title explains that's my problem, I'm using 3.18 kernel, and this are my thoughts: First of all the touchpad wasn't showing up in xinput while I was expecting something like: ⎜ ↳ PS/2 ...
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(FIXED) Elantech Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 16.04 and Arch Linux

So I have asus R558UF notebook with Elantech Touchpad. After installation of ubuntu 16.04 he touchpad worked once but after restarting, it failed to work and not working ever since. This is output of ...
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Option to disable Horizontal Scrolling missing in 15.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, the option to disable Horizontal scrolling is missing. I looked at the dconf-editor, and the property org-gnome-desktop-perifipherals-touchpad, and it does not have ...
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Can you change to natural touchpad scrolling with command line?

I am writing an ansible script to bootstrap a development machine. First thing I noticed was that the touchpad scrolls in the unnatural direction. How can you change this setting with if I'm not able ...
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Functional Onscreen keyboard?

Is there a better ubuntu keyboard app than Onboard, one that is a decent competitor to the features of Android or Microsoft virtual keyboards? Specifically, I'd expect: Multi-touch: so you can hold ...
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Convertible Simple Keyboard Tochpad dis- and enabling

is there a possibility to install a program in Ubuntu which allows me to switch between tablet and notebook mode in Ubuntu? I've installed the actual version, and i would be glad if someone can tell ...
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Keyboard and Touchpad wont work

I'm using a gigabyte P17F laptop and every time I install ubuntu the touchpad and keyboard stop working, I have installed ubuntu 16.04 with a usb keyboard and mouse, sometimes the laptop's keyboard ...
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Acer Aspire ES1-512-c96S touchpad stopped working

Today, I opened my laptop (an Acer Aspire ES1-512-c96S) and found that the touchpad no longer works! I have tried all the suggested fixes, to no avail.
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Touchpad not working on HP Pavilion X2 12

I recently bought an HP Pavilion X2 12 (http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=T1E48EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB) I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and all hardware worked perfectly out of the ...
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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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horizontal scrolling not working in Google Chrome

After a Chrome update a while back side-scrolling with a track-pad doesn't work in Google Chrome. It only seems to work if I hold the shift key (but im still gesturing up & down with shift) . I ...
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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 ...