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

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What are the orange circles appearing at the corners of my windows in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use Unity drag handles? What is this hidden Unity window-dragging feature I discovered on accident, and how do I reproduce it? Every so often when I am moving ...
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3-finger tap getting prematurely grabbed

Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.04. By default 2-finger tap was set to right click and 3-finger tap (3FT) to middle click (button 3). 2-finger tap works fine when I set tap-action to x x x ...
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Why is my Dell Inspiron 1720's keyboard and trackpad inactive after resume from suspend? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, and it works perfectly apart from coming out of suspend. The login screen comes up, but the keyboard and trackpad are completely unresponsive. ...
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Synaptics touchpad keeps getting disabled

I have a Samsung R780 laptop with Synaptics touchpad that's been working fine since I installed 11.10 back in October. Now it's stopped working, this suddenly happened today but I haven't had an ...
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Windows keep moving as if I did ALT+Click [closed]

It happens frequently, and it's driving me crazy: I'm using my touchpad and - for example - scroll through a list, and suddenly, the window will "jump" so that it's centered around my cursor, and it ...
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Touchpad not working on HP Pavilion DV4 3030TX [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop and everything is working out of the box except my touch pad. I have tried the following fixes, Mouse not working on an HP dv4, Touchpad not working on ...
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How to disable the touchpad on a Dell Inspiron 5040

I have a Dell Inspiron 5040, and I cannot disable the touchpad. The best solution would be if Ubuntu could actually not ignore the keyboard shortcut that disables it.
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How do I increase the touchpad sensitivity on Acer Aspire One 532h?

I got a cheap netbook and put ubuntu on it without even booting into the windows it came with. I am now slightly regretting it since the trackpad is very annoying, it only registers when I press quite ...
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Left touchpad button doesn't work on an eee pc 900

Left touchpad button doesn't work at all at my Asus eee pc 900 using Ubuntu 11.10. Have searched for the solution, found out that that's not only my problem, but haven't found a solution. Is there ...
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HP Pavilion g6. when keys are held, the touch pad doesn't work. any way to fix it? [closed]

I've been looking all trough through google and I've seen people with the same problem, when I'm trying to play a game (minecraft) i move with the keyboard and look with the mouse, but whenever i try ...
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Trackpad mouse jumping all over while typing

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on a Dell Inspiron 17R. Things are working fairly well except for one major issue with the mouse. My palm hits the trackpad while I am typing and the mouse tends to ...
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Xubuntu 11.10 won't save my settings

I am using Xubuntu 11.10, and every time i reboot my computer, my settings are erased. Namely my default Browser, Preferred Applications settings and my Touchpad settings. Does anyone know how to ...
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How to make ubuntu support touchpad scrolling?

I have a dell (inspiron n5110) laptop and manual book said that i can scroll using two fingers on the touch-pad and scroll up, down, left, and right it workd in windows but that didn't happen in ...
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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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Two finger scroll not working on a Samsung RV510

The touchpad on my samsung rv510 doesn't let me use two finger scroll on Ubuntu. I'm very new to using Linux so could you please give me instructions that you would give to a child. I've tried various ...
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Disable touchpad while the lid is down

Kubuntu 11.10 (netbook edition) My wife's netbook has the following problem: when the lid is closed, it activates the touchpad every now and then - it makes small movements and taps. The notebook is ...
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Samsung n150+ touchpad settings disappeared

Edge scrolling wasn't working on my Samsung 150+ netbook so I enabled it using the fix described here: Can't edge scroll on Samsung RV510 Since doing this the TouchPad options in System Settings ...
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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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touchpad raw input

I am researching the extra possibilities for using a laptop touchpad as an input device apart from mouse movement similar to this one: ...
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Acer Aspire One D255 touchpad movement & clicking issues

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 I've got this problem. My cursor always moves to the upper right-hand corner where the power cog is every time I touch my touchpad even in 1/10 second. After that,I can ...
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Mouse clicks automatically / Raton hace clicks automaticos

Good day friends, my problem is that my mouse clicks automatically and is getting on my nerves. I tried to do the solutioned mentioned here: Press Alt + F2 and type gnome-mouse-properties then press ...
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Touchpad won't drag anything on a Pavilion dv7t-5000

Okay so I have a pavilion dv7t-5000 cto. First question is how do i get the correct drivers for my touch pad. I cant click with the touch pad button and drag the box. I have to use a mouse or click ...
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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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non functioning of touch pad & mouse

Very often I find that the cursor is not moving and the touch pad is also not working while working with ubuntu 11.10. I then have to do the task by attaching external mouse. Please help.
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Dell N4110 touchpad suddenly stopped working

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and my touchpad on Dell N4110 suddenly stopped working. I have checked the mouse and touchpad settings and the touchpad is not disabled. What should I do?
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How can I get Google Chrome multitouch support like in OS X?

In OS X Google Chrome, swiping left or right with two fingers goes forward or back in the history. I've been trying to use synaptics and touchegg to do this but can't seem to figure it out. How can I ...
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No touchpad settings

I'd like to disable my touchpad while typing, per instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/ubuntu-help/mouse-disabletouchpad.html Sadly, my 11.10 installation does not have any other tab than ...
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Need driver for Alps touchpad on a Vaio F2 VPCF2190X that supports Multi-touch

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF2190X with an Alps Multi-touch trackpad, and I can't use multi-touch. Is there a resolution?
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Touchpad doesn't work after upgrade to 11.10

The touchpad on my ASUS notebook used to work fine in 10.10. After upgrading to 11.04 and then to 11.10, it is gone. I've already tried the two solutions described at: Touchpad not working on Dell ...
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The mouse pointer moves by itself [closed]

On my laptop, when I use the trackpad, the mouse pointer continues to move in the direction of my last move, as long as I keep my finger in contact with the trackpad (although my finger is still). ...
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Prevent mouse cursor from jumping around [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu 11.10 (fresh install) for a month on a Asus N43SL. Mouse pointer has gone haywire this morning. It had been working fine before except for the occasional freeze which was ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 on laptop random restart

Laptop info: memory 992.6 MiB Processor Intel core duo cpu T2350 @1.86 GHz x2 Graphics unknown (point of concern) os type 32-bit Acer Travel Mate 4200 ~~~~~ So I updated it recently but I'm ...
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Middle click with a three finger touchpad tap on 11.10, How can I restore this?

Synaptic touchpads used to support a three finger tap for middle clicking in Ubuntu 10.10 (same as clicking the scroll wheel on a mouse.) This critical functionality is broken in Ubuntu 11.10 How ...
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magic trackpad - Ubuntu

I've been using a mac in my job for a while now. The only feature I like about it above my ubuntu (on an HP) is the trackpad. I love doing the strokes to move between different files. It really makes ...
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How do I disable the touchpad using the upper left corner on an HP Pavilion dv6?

To disable the touchpad on an HP Pavilion dv6, you double tap on an area in the upper left hand corner of the touchpad. Then the blue indicator light around the border of the touchpad turns red, and ...
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Help Configuring Synaptics Touchpad

edit: I can achieve point 1 now. Still need a solution for point 2, though. I am having a hard time configuring my notebook's touchpad. The touchpad already works. It successfully responds to ...
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ETPS/" Elantech Touchpad fails detecting single finger

I have a new laptop with an "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad". A single finger is only detected, if it is held in such a way that a big area touches the pad. If one touches the pad only with the fingertip, ...
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Trackpad Freezes often [closed]

I have newly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my system and as soon as I start my system the trackpad freezes and I have to restart the system once again and there after every few minutes this keeps ...
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How do I enable my synaptics trackpad?

When I booted 11.10 from the Install CD, everything worked fine. However, once I installed Ubuntu, my trackpad stopped working - does anyone know why this is so?
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What is this window overlay?

After waking up from suspend, I see these half-transparent window handles, but I don't know how to activate it. Sometimes I can deactivate it by tapping the touchpad. What is the function of this? ...
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Middle mouse click emulation on trackpad, how can I set it?

I've just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm using Unity. Since the update I can no longer use 'Middle Clicks' with the Track-pad. Tab-browsing in Firefox has become a pain :( I used to swap the 'three ...
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Sluggish/unresponsive trackpad on pre-unibody MacBook Pro

I am running Ubuntu Natty Narwhal on pre-unibody MacBook Pro (2007 I believe). There seems to be a problem with trackpad - it barely works, in order to move cursor you have to move your finger a lot, ...
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Can anyone confirm if the Samsung RC520 touchpad is correctly recognised in 11.10?

In 11.04 the touchpad is recognised as a PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse - checking around the various touchpad debug pages suggests that the kernal in 11.04 does not register it as a touchpad. Can anyone ...
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bind command to all keyboard events

Hey I have a Sentelic touchpad that doesn't work very well in Linux, its supposed to be all multi-touch and such, it works all right in MS Windows. I really am not a fan of using Windows though. The ...
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Multitouch + Scrolling do not work on Acer 4741

My laptop is an Acer 4741. It's running Ubuntu 11.10 When I worked on Windows 7, my touch pad had vertical and horizontal scrolling and multi-gesture. Both scrolling and multi-gesture aren't working ...
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Cursor jumps around while typing, Fn+F3 to disable touchpad also not working on an Asus EEE PC 1015PE

Jumping cursor while typing on my Asus EEE PC 1015PE. Keyboard shortcut--Function key plus F3 also not working, as well as a few other function keys not working. Would appreciate any help. Note: ...
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Disabling touchpad

I have a dell inspiron computer. I installed Ubuntu 11.10. I don't want to use its touchpad but I could not disable it. gconf-editor cannot be useful because touchpad is not seen in peripherals ...
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How to turn off scrolling emulation?

How can I turn off mouse-wheel emulation with middle mouse button? I need to use middle mouse shortcuts in Blender and that feature covers middle mouse in all aplications. It is possible to turn it ...
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Laptop touchpad triggering 3-finger gestures randomly

I did a fresh install of 11.10 shortly after it was released. My laptop's touchpad (a Synaptics touchpad I believe, laptop is an Asus G53SW) had been acting strangely from the beginning. After ...
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Sentelic Touchpad Scrolling ASUS UX31 Zenbook

The capabilities of the touchpad on the new ASUS UX31 Zenbook leave much to be desired. The touchpad works like a mouse, but no vertical or horizontal scrolling. I contacted a developer who works for ...