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

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Where can I download the Synaptics Touchpad suite?

On Synaptics website, they advertise the Synaptics Touchpad suite for Linux, but it is not available for download. Am I looking in the wrong place? How do I get a hold of this? This would solve my ...
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Swapping the double and triple finger tap actions on trackpad

I am looking for a way to swap the 'tap' action when using two and three fingers. At the moment, as standard, double-finger-tapping right clicks, and tripple-finger-tapping middle clicks ... I would ...
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How to fix my middle mouse button being recognized as left mouse button?

I've updated my system to 10.10 and since then my "middle mouse button" (on my laptop, under touchpad) is recognized as my "left mouse button". If I open xev, I can see that both, my "left and middle ...
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Can I set up two-fingered swiping?

I can already scroll left and right with two-finger swiping, however, in Windows I can use the same gestures to go forward and back in browsers and such. Is this possible in Ubuntu?
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Mouse pointer (touchpad) getting stuck often in 12.04 [closed]

In my Ubuntu 12.04, my mouse pointer gets stuck often. I'm talking about the touchpad and not the external mouse. The first thought would be to check whether we have given the option to lock the ...
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Can't edge scroll on Samsung RV510

I installed Ubuntu on my Samsung RV510, and I have edge scrolling checked for my touchpad but it simply doesn't work. Any ideas?
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Touchpad Mouse Sensitivity

I am not sure if its only me or someone else has experienced this as well. I moved to Ubuntu from windows and everything is rocking except the touchpad mouse sensitivity. I have tried keeping it to a ...
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How to Disable Touchpad tap in Toshiba Tecra R850 in Oneiric - it is recognized as a PS/2 mouse

I know there's a lot of similar questions, but nothing I have tried here works yet - perhaps I was doing it wrong. New Laptop - Toshiba Tecra R850 with an install of Oneiric 64 bit. Mostly things ...
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Alps Loaded but PS/2 mouse also loaded!

i have Dell Inspiron 15R and i installed psmouse-alps package, it successfully recognized my Touchpad and i can see touchpad option under mouse properties as well, but my touchpad doesn't works at ...
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Mouse freezes after 20 minutes of use

I use 12.04 and an old HP Probook 4515s. Every time I start the PC, everything works fine but after about 20 minutes, my mouse freezes. Neither the PC nor any program works, just the cursor. What ...
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Enable horizontal scrolling in Ubuntu

There is no option in Mouse & Touchpad Settings to enable horizontal scrolling in Ubuntu 13.04+ (Raring/Saucy/Trusty) (GNOME 3.8+): No horizontal scrolling even by enabling two finger scroll or ...
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How do I restore two finger middle click again?

it used to be that tapping two fingers on the touchpad send a middle mouse click. Now it does a right click and three fingers now are the middle click. I really can't understand the change and think ...
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Cursor disappearing in a Ideapad Yoga?

Upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 on my Ideapad Yoga yesterday, hoping it might have fixes for a couple of issues I've been having. While it seems to have made the touchscreen more usable, it has made the ...
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How to disable touchpad on Dell Latitude E-Series (E5510, E6510)?

I want to disable the touchpad. I want to keep the trackstick. Is it possible? The Alps touchpad is recognized by the kernel as a PS/2 Generic Mouse. Not all its features are supported by the kernel ...
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Reverse two finger scroll direction?

Two-fingered scrolling is working fine, but is there a way that I can reverse the direction? It seems backwards opposed to the way OSX does it.
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How to permanently disable touchpad in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable Touchpad? I'm looking for a way to permanently disable the touchpad in Ubuntu 12.04 (my computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge on which it isn't possible to ...
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How to disable touchpad while using trackpoint on a Thinkpad?

Thinkpads (e.g. X230 that I'm using) have both a trackpoint and a touchpad. The touchpad is disabled when typing. However, when I'm using the trackpoint, I often touch the touchpad as well, and ...
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Modifying mouse/touchpad sensitivity

I would like to increase my mouse sensitivity. Going to system settings->mouse and adjusting the sensitivity doesn't seem to affect anything. In the previous version I modified it in the advanced ...
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Enable two-finger scrolling on ALPS touchpad

How can I set up two-finger scrolling on an ALPS touchpad that doesn't support multiple fingers? The relevant output from xinput list is as follows: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Mouse click events are delayed when moving the cursor in xubuntu 12.04

I am trying out live xubuntu on my samsung n150 (netbook, similar to eeepc). So far everything seems perfect, except for this one thing. When I am clicking the mouse while moving the cursour, the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 three-finger window moving not working anymore

I juste upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung New Series 9 (NP900X4C-A01FR). Before, in 12.10, I could move/minimize/maximize the windows, using 3 fingers. These 3 functions doesn't work anymore. ...
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Synaptics Touchpad - cursor moves around when just 'tapped' after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade

After upgrading to version 12.04 LTS I experience some problems with my touchpad. Everytime I tap on the touch the cursor is moving around (for example if I want to close a window, I click on "x" ...
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Touchpad gets disabled after sometime after login

I upgraded from Natty to Oneiric and use a external logitech mouse. When I login with both the touchpad and mouse enabled, the touchpad works fine. But if I continue using the mouse for sometime, and ...
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A couple of multitouch gestures are not working in 13.04 compared to 12.04

The three finger pinch and zoom as well as the three fingers to move the window are not working in 13.04. Any ideas on how to fix this. My computer is the i5 Acer Aspire S7.
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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...
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How to activate Pinch-To-Zoom/Twisting with Synaptics Touchpad?

Where do I find those features? In Ubuntu there's only an option to enable Two-Finger-Scrolling. Greetz.
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How do I get my right- and middle-click back?

I just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04.1 on my Macbook 7,1 and the first thing I noticed was that I couldn't right-click by clicking on the clickpad with two fingers, or middle-click by clicking with ...
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Change touchpad horizontal and vertical acceleration/sensitivity?

How do I individually change the horizontal and vertical acceleration of the cursor? I can scroll side-to-side in a single stroke on a 1600x900 monitor on my laptop, but I can never do that ...
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Touchpad suddenly stopped working

The touchpad suddenly stopped working in my HP Pavilion laptop. External mouse works. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10. What are my options?
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psmouse serio1: alps: Unknown ALPS touchpad in a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15

I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 and ripped Windows out of it to put Ubuntu 13.10 on. For other people with Ideapad Flex's, if you have the issue where Ubuntu loads with 0 brightness, try ...
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Touchpad stops working after suspend on Lenovo T520

Sometimes after I suspend my Lenovo T520 laptop, the touchpad stops responding. The mouse joystick on the keyboard works, the mouse buttons between the keyboard and the touchpad works, but when I move ...
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Can't hold left button on touchpad and drag in 12.04 and no right click

After updating to 12.04, I cannot use the mouse buttons. I have a work around to be able to drag with the touchpad alone, also to use the touchpad for right click. I would however like to use the ...
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Touchpad too sensitive on Samsung Series 7

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my SAMSUNG Series 7 NP700Z5B-S01UB. The touchpad worked out of the box and that has been awesome. But the touch pad's tap to click is too sensitive. It keeps ...
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Want left and right mouse buttons to both map to select

In Ubuntu 12.04 my Asus N56DP mapped both the right and left mouse buttons to be select, or left mouse button. To get a right click or context menu, I would use a two finger click. I quickly got used ...
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Ubuntu isn't loading xorg.conf

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro, and I've been using synclient to get the trackpad settings how I want them. I created an xorg.conf in /etc/X11 to make the settings permanent: Section ...
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What's the recommended way to configure a Synaptics touchpad device?

I want to increase the scroll area by moving the so-called RightEdge a bit towards the middle. Right now I'm doing this via a one-liner that's called at session start (added via ...
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How can I get multitouch enabled on my Sentelic touchpad (msi x350 notebook)?

I understand my MSI x350 notebook comes with a Sentelic trackpad, which supports multi-touch (according to the MSI website). Is there a way to enable multitouch on Ubuntu? I've been having difficulty ...
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Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]

I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in ...
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How do I set up the touchpad of a Lenovo x121e

I am using a Laptop Lenovo x121e (AMD-Version). The laptop has a Synaptics touchpad/trackpoint combination. The touchpad is very "jumpy" when trying to tap the pad for a mouse click. Normal mouse ...
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How do you enable tap-to-click via command line, with `xmodmap`?

You can use this to reverse scroll direction (natural scroll): xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12" You can also set it back again with xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 8 9 10 11 ...
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Disabling One-Finger Tap-to-Click But Keep Two-Finger tap Ubuntu 12.04

The option to disable the touchpad while typing does not work on my Samsung RC512 with an Elantech touchpad and I enjoy two-finger scroll and middle-click emulation with two fingers too much to ...
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Is any driver required for modern touchpads to function correctly?

I was wondering why my touchpad doesn't work well. I can't use it for scrolling up/down/sideways, which I would surely appreciate. It's the touchpad of a "HP Pavilion G7 notebook (the 1215sd)".
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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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touchpad acting erratic in 12.10

I have a fresh-ish install of 12.10 and the touchpad has been acting strangely. First it's ignoring some of my settings, for example, I usually turn off the "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad" setting ...
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Touchpad palm sensitivity [duplicate]

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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Touchpad Insensitive

I have just purchased a Samsung RF511 and as always I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it straight away. Everything works out of the box fine except the Touchpad. I have to press quite hard on the touch pad ...
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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touchpad's top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corenr to toggle the touchpad and ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 touch-pad and keyboard problems asus q500a

I am using an asus q500a with ubuntu 12.04 unity; linux kernel 3.5.0.39 with windows 8 dual boot. I will note that all of my hardware works flawlessly in windows 8 which came with the computer, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 and 12.10 USB mouse and touchpad lag

I have tried Ubuntu 12.04.1 and Ubuntu 12.10, and I get a very nasty lag while using my USB mouse and/or touchpad. I have tried Fedora and it's a little better on the lag, but I still get it. I know ...