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

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Synaptics Touchpad pointer speed change with additional screen

When I plug in an additional screen, the sensitivity of the touchpad scales with the virtual screen dimensions, making it unusable. I can't imagine how this "feature" could be of interest to anyone, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, how to set middle mouse emulation? (no taps, real buttons)

I looked for the topic, but I only find information on how to have middle click emulation (wheel click) using taps with N fingers. I want to have the emulation with the real buttons under the ...
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Elantech Touchpad not working on 16.04-amd but working on 16.04-i386

So I have asus R558UF notebook with Elantech Touchpad. When I live booted ubuntu 16.04-i386, all worked on the touchpad, multitouch and everything but when I live booted ubuntu 16.04-amd64, it doesn't ...
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Touchpad shortcut issues in Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 15.10

First, why is it when I press fn+f5 that my touchpad doesn't shut off, even though Gnome 3 says it did in its indicator pop-up? EDIT: After upgrade to 16.04, problem persists. Crap.
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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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Touchpad doesn't work coorectly after update to 16.04

I was using 14.04 Ubuntu version before and I did reverse my click because I'm a left-hand user. In 14.04 when i reverse my click, my touchpad tap doesn't get reversed, that's what i want but When I ...
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Multi-touch on Asus X551C touchpad (Ubuntu 12.04)

I have a problem with installation of psmouse elantech-x551c dkms module on my Asus X551C laptop with Luna OS (built on Ubuntu 12.04). I'm using this instructions ...
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Touchpad Razer Blade Laptop for Ubuntu Scrolling not Working

I installed Ubuntu14.04 and everything works well. The touchpad scrolling, however, doesn't working (both two finger and edge scrolling). The zoom function works however. I tried synclient command to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - ASUS GL552VW TouchPad

I've been running 15.10 since I received this laptop on Christmas. I had to use these parameters to get it to boot: i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 nouveau.modeset=0 nouveau.noaccel=1 nomodeset acpi=0 ...
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Touchpad under 16.04 not working

I'm new to Ubuntu and just recently installed the Version 16.04 My Touchpad is not working at all and it seems as if it is not detected. The USB Mouse however is working perfect. I'd like to use the ...
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How to disable program switching (alt+tab equivalent) with the mouse?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to stop programs switching (equivalent of Alt+Tab) in response to mouse gestures. Right now it happens all the time when I use the mouse, I'm not even sure what ...
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Macbook Air Touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook air. Everything is working great except for one thing. The touchpad behaves slightly different than what it does on the Macbook. In OSX I can move the ...
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How do I enable use of Function Keys on my Asus K52F-BIN6? LXLE 14.04.4

Good afternoon! I've just installed LXLE 14.04.4 on a few of my really old laptops, one of them being a K52F-BIN6. The mousepad is placed in such an extremely inconvenient position that I find myself ...
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How do I right-click to “open with” using a macbook with a touchpad?

Say I have a .mp4 file on my desktop, and I want to right click and select "open with..." using the touchpad on my Macbook--how do I do this? I can accidentally right-click in Chromium with two ...
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How to configure the touchpad middle click?

In almost all the large modern Linux distributions and in the last releases of Ubuntu-based distributions the touchpad was configured out of the box to have right, left and middle clicks and you could ...
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Suported hardware (i.e. trackpad) and streaming? ASUS Zenbook UX305CA

I'm on the verge to swap windows for ubuntu. However, I'm very, very green when it comes to basically all-things-computers. I won't be using the OS for anything but surfing, music and all them simple ...
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Drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad E550 Touchpad

I have just received my new laptop, a: Lenovo Notebook ThinkPad E550 And have installed Ubuntu version: 14.04.1 LTS To my disappointment, it does not seem to be possible at all to scroll using the ...
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Acer E5-572G-528R touchpad is not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

Touchpad is working fine under Windows 7 but it does not work completely under Ubuntu 14.04 Here's something info. Kernel version: $ uname -a Linux rivendell 3.13.0-76-generic #120-Ubuntu SMP Mon ...
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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 ...
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Synaptics Touchpad going cray ubuntu 16.04

As i was on ubuntu 14.04 it worked just fine, when i booted ito live mode (16.04) at first it worked with no problem, than it statred flying around. I thought it would go awazy if i install it. After ...
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How do I introduce a scrolling threshold when using two finger scrolling?

I am using an Asus U57A laptop, no touchscreen. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My touchpad has an integrated tactile button with the surface of the touch area. Often, I move the cursor around with my ...
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Mouse/Touchpad Settings for Samsung Series 9 in Ubuntu 13.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung Series 9, and I'm having trackpad issues. The community page for the series 9 indicates that the trackpad (including gestures, etc) works out of the box, ...
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How to keep touchpad deactivated when I'm typing?

I used the command syndaemon -i 1 -d to keep my touchpad deactivated when I type. But whenever I put my laptop to sleep and then turn it on again, somehow the touchpad gets reactivated. How do I solve ...
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Potential Solution for ASUS X455LB Touchpad not working after Resume

I'll preface this by saying that I'm still fairly novice to using Linux but am really keen on using/learning it. I've been having troubles with Ubuntu (15.10 and now 16.04) lately after I installed ...
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Stop Scrolling on fingers up

When scrolling on my synaptics touchpad using two-finger-scrolling it continues scrolling after my fingers don't touch the trackpad anymore. When I scroll and try to use a keyboard shortcut ...
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“Disable Touchpad while typing option” gone in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This option, which was present in the "Mouse and Touchpad" settings panel in previous versions, is for some reason absent in 16.04 LTS. Does anyone know why this is, and/or how to fix it? Thanks.
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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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Can't simulate middle click with my trackpad ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC057T

When I try to simulate middle click with right+left click of the trackpad, even after ran synclient TapButton3=2 I can't be able to paste what I had selected previously, like the known behavior of ...
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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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Ubuntu 15 left mouse click not working [on hold]

I have a Lenovo X301 that I am donating to a high-school student in need. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 from the ISO off the Ubuntu site and got it up and running but for some reason I can't get any mouse ...
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Trackpoint and touchpad Lenovo L460 Thinkpad (15.10)

on my L460 thinkpad neither the trackpoint nor the trackpad work. I am only able to use the gui with an external mouse connected. I tried with the kernels 4.5 rc 4, 4.5 rc 6, 4.2.0 16 and 4.2.0 30. ...
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Trackpad and keyboard erratic behaviour on Thinkpad Yoga (15.10)

I'm trying to troubleshoot some problems that have been plaguing my Thinkpad Yoga, running 15.10. First up, the trackpad stops working for seconds at a time. This alone makes it almost unusable. But I ...
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Emulate with keyboard holding down left mouse button

I have an external keyboard with a touchpad, like this. The touchpad had no physical buttons but it only emulates left click with a one finger tap and right click with a three finger tap. With this ...
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Touchpad stopped responding to one finger movement

My Lenovo x240 laptop has one of the weird touchpads without any seperate keys, but I have still ran it nicely with Xubuntu 14.04 for at least a year without problems. A few days ago I connected an ...
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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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Touchpad not working properly - Ubuntu 14.04 - Used to work

Today, suddenly my Ubuntu 14.04 running on my HP Pavillion DV6 had the touchapd not working properly, at all. I plugged an external mouse, it worked great. Problems I'm having with my touchpad: ...
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Problem with a touch screen in a HP Compaq TC4400

I have a problem with my HP Compaq Tc4400 and the touch screen with a pen. When I'm running Lubuntu 16.04 with my touchpad, the screen detects that I'm using the pen (that i'm not using) of the touch ...
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Touchpad isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't use my Touchpad on My Acer Aspire ES1-531. When I start my computer the mouse is visible for some seconds in the middle of the screen but disapears soon. I cant see the mouse and can't click ...
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Disable touchpad while typing

How can I disable the touchpad while typing on KDE? Is there such a setting like in gnome?
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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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Laptop Keyboard & Trackpad don't work - External keyboard/mouse DO work

Attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new laptop. Using the live USB, I'm able to get past the boot screen and load up the OS (using nomodeset since I use a GPU), but the laptop keyboard and ...
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Thinkpad E460 touchpad not detected

This is a fairly new model and I understand support isn't going to be great from the get go. External mouse does work. I have tried Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10, and 16.04, Mint 17, and Opensuse (Leap and ...
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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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Allow tapping to click while typing?

I am on Ubuntu 15.10, I would like to know how to enable tapping while typing. Edit: For some reason this is working as a workaround for now, and I can't logically understand how. Just killing it ...
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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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2 finger scrolling not working on ASUS UX305UA

I've just bought this new laptop and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it, everything is working great except the two finger scrolling... I tried to run this commands: sudo apt-get install ...
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Ssus touchpad won't work in Linx Mint [migrated]

My touchpad does not work in Linux Mint, which I recently installed. I can connect a mouse and it works fine. I tried a bunch of things, but none of them worked. I checked in hardware >> mouse and ...
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How can I disable continuous scrolling in ubuntu touchpad?

In Trusty Tahr (14.04 LTS) when I use two-finger scrolling in everywhere, say chrome and it sensed the touch-pad for 1 second to go up or down for scrolling. The website continued the scrolling for ...
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Delayed touchpad scroll event causes crazy zooming if top of the page is reached

I have been experiencing this issue for years and that is quite annoying :) If I scroll down using "two finger" touchpad gesture, the scroll itself takes effect immediately. But if I'm on the top of ...
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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 ...