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

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mouse touchpad not working

i just installed Ubuntu in my newly bought acer aspire one 725 netbook, along with windows 7 as another OS. whenever i try to work on Ubuntu, my mouse touch pad doesn't work, it works nicely in ...
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Why does the Touchpad of Acer Aspire V3-551G not work on Ubuntu?

I've just bought a new PC which is Acer Aspire V3-551G. First of all, I installed Ubuntu 12.10. However, I couldn't use some features because it's not stable. Then, I installed 12.04. But my touchpad ...
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Changing the input area for touch pad

I have a HP ENVY 17 laptop with a touch pad that whose 'touch input area' includes the left and right click buttons. The problem I have with this is that when I go to click the left button it tends to ...
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Multitouch screen not detected on Asus Taichi 21DH71

I just bought this Ultrabook "Asus Taichi 21 DH71". This has Intel 3rd generation i7 processor and 4gb ram with 256 gb SSD. The main feature is that it is a hybrid machine. Naming it has dual ...
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How to set two finger scrolling and keep side scrolling as well (touchpad)

Gnome settings contains an option for enabling two-finger scrolling. This is a nice feature but I require side scrolling as well. Ideally, I would like to have enabled both options. Is that possible? ...
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Trackpad not working on thinkpad after upgrade- help?

Relevant info: Thinkpad W530 Precise 12.04.2 $ uname -a Linux revolt 3.2.0-38-generic-pae #60-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 13 13:47:26 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux After allowing a system update (I ...
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Increase pointer speed for trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying make Apple Trackpad more usable for my needs. So did set the motion-acceleration to 120 and motion-threshold to -500 as suggested here and shown in the image below. The speed of ...
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Mouse jumps between using touchscreen and touchpad [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on an ASUS VivoBook x202e for reference. The laptop I got has a touchscreen (which I'm liking so far). One annoyance I noticed in Ubuntu, however, is that switching ...
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Where to find synaptics mouspad gesture installation packages

I stumbled upon following web page and was immediately interested in the mousepad gesture possibilities. However I can't find any installation package (not in the software center, nor in synaptic). ...
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Touchapd undetected fresh 12.04 install on Dell Vostro 1710

Decided to install 12.04LTS on my vostro 1710, but the touchpad is not recognized at all. I found some similar bug reports but the solutions given did not help me out. Here is my xinput list: ...
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How can I disable Elantech Touchpad while typing on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have an Asus laptop (non zenbook) which I purchased last week. It has an Elantech Touchpad on it. Here's what's working: Edge scrolling or Two Finger Scrolling. Three finger and Two finger. Left ...
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Dell E6430 TouchPad Stopped Working

At some point in the last week, my touchpad stopped working. I say "some point" because I normally use a mouse, except once a week, when I use the touchpad. In the settings GUI, I no longer even ...
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Touchpad recognised as USB OPTICAL MOUSE

I Installed ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Vostro 1710 (yes, this is old hardware ;-). Everything works great except for the touchpad ! (wifi see here) The touchpad doesn't work at all, and is recognised as ...
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synaptics: No touchpad found

No touchpad found No touchpad was found in this system. If the system has a touchpad, please make sure that the synaptics driver is properly installed and configured. If your touchpad is not ...
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How can I continue having two fingers on the trackpad?

I'm quite new to ubuntu (with GUI) - just got over from OS X. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro 9.2, and I have the habit of leaving one finger at the bottom of the trackpad ready to ...
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How to set touchpad double tap like in mint?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. The default corner tap is not reliable enough for me. I remember when I used mint, there was an easy way to make it so a two finger tap would act as a middle click. Can ...
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Disable Mouse Movement in Tap Zones on Synaptics Trackpad

I have an HP dv6-3160 with a "soft" trackpad e.g. the buttons are part of it. Ubuntu 12.10 works well with it apart from when I want to drag+drop. Because the mouse movement area includes the buttons ...
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Turning off HP Folio 9470 touchpad

I am trying to find out if there is a hot key to turn off the touchpad when using an external mouse. In windows I just double tap in the upper left hand corner and it disables the touchpad. Makes it ...
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How to disable 3 finger drag on macbook air trackpad. I'm a novice with command line

So I read the other answer for this question but I really was hoping to get a more basic explanation that would make sense to an ubuntu novice. I am running 12.10 on a 2011 macbook air and love it ...
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Enable BOTH edge scrolling and two-finger scrolling for touchpad

On Ubuntu, I can choose between Edge scrolling, and Two-finger scrolling. But it's a radio button, so I have to choose between one and the other. But is there any way to enable them both at the same ...
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Right Click on Macbook 7.1 (Ubuntu 12.10)?

There's two things I love: Ubuntu and my Macbook. Unfortunately the right click (= click with two fingers) is just a real pain. Is there a way to have my right click in the right bottom corner of my ...
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Is it possible to manually define the usable space on my laptop's trackpad?

I have an Asus UX21A ultrabook. It's really sweet in most respects. However, there is one issue which to me is a design flaw, though maybe some people think it's a feature. The tracking area of the ...
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touchpad recognized but not working

I'm new to using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my laptop. I am not dual booted. My touch pad is not working and this is a big problem for me. Please help me solve this problem. When I display the inputs in ...
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How do I fix dead Synaptics ClickPad on Ubuntu 12.10 + Toshiba P850?

I've recently purchased a Toshiba Laptop having Windows 8 installed. After successfully dual booting in this EFI madness Win8/Ubuntu 12.10 I am at a loss as to how to enable the touch pad in Ubuntu ...
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Firefox, touchpad middle-button, open in new tab, lenovo T60

I use Firefox 18.0 with Xubuntu 12.04 on a lenovo Laptop T60. I like to use the middle button above the touchpad to do a middle-click on a link to open that page in a new tab. It works with the ...
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Configuring Apple Magic Trackpad in 12.04

How should I configure a Magic Trackpad in 12.04 to ignore my thumb at the bottom of the trackpad change scrolling speed change gesture functions (e.g. have three-finger tap = middle-click), if ...
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Touchpad moves way too fast

I recently put Ubuntu on my MSI U120. When I use my touchpad though, it is way too sensitive and the pointer moves super fast. I went to the place where you can change the sensitivity in the dash but ...
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Disable laptop touchpad when wacom tablet is plugged?

I want to disable automatically the laptop touchpad when I plug in a Wacom CTH-470L graphic tablet. I read here an answer about a touchpad-indicator, but it isn't available to 12.10. I have also ...
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Use laptop trackpad as graphics tablet

I'm interested in using my laptop trackpad as a drawing tablet, i.e. using absolute rather than relative coordinates, similar to Inklet for OSX. The same question was asked in ubuntuforums.org in May ...
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Synaptics touchpad moves a few dots when tapping

Normal mouse movement is fine but when I try to tap the touchpad the pointer often moves away a few dots. Which is kind of annoying, because sometimes the cursor ends up where its not supposed to be. ...
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Touchpad crashes (?) after 10 minutes HP Mini LY931

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and my touchpad has started crashing after 10 minutes or so. It didn't yesterday. Just updated the system. First it behaves erratically then stops movement. USB mouse ...
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What's the best way to set the touchpad properties and behaviour?

Currently there are just too many places to set touchpad properties and behaviour. The default sytem settings moused and touchpad tool. The dconf-editor key /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/mouse/ ...
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Touchpad: how can I keep my palms touching the top corners from registering as a two-finger scroll?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and when I'm typing my palms cover the upper corners of the touchpad, and frequently touch at the same time. It seems palm detection isn't working, or possibly a small ...
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Elantech touchpad stopped working after restart

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on my MSI X460DX notebook for a few weeks. Touchpad worked without problem. 2-finger scrolling worked as well as disabling touchpad with key shortcut. But now after a restart ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - xinput test 8 command which shows where i am touching the screen, but its showing me nothing at all

I have xinput test 8 to see touch screen inputs. But since 5 hours i can not see where its touching. Before 5 hours it was working fine. Then i updated the kernel and also updated to latest kernel ...
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'Disable Touchpad' Keyboard Shortcut doesn't work

I have a Dell Inspiron 5110 laptop. When I press the keyboard shortcut to disable the touchpad (Fn+F3) it shows this in the corner of the screen: But it does not actually disable the touchpad. This ...
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Touchpad cursor inertia

When using my synaptics touchpad on Windows, the driver has the option of giving the cursor inertia (note, not just the scrolling). I found it a lot less straining to use the touchpad with this ...
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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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How to purge psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 driver?

After installing psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 driver for my Dell 5720 touchpad from here : http://www.dahetral.com/public-download I decided to uninstall it. I removed /usr/src/psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 folder, ...
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Many problems booting / shuting down ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 about a month ago, and since then it's been some kind of a nightmare! not listing all the issues I had to face, now I have this weird behaviour that really bugs me: when I ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.10 the touch screen inputs goes to second monitor?

I have Elo touch screen, connected to a VGA output, and i have another screen connected to HDMI output. When i touch the Touch screen, its 1024x768 resolution, the cursor goes always to other screen ...
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One more “Dell 17R touchpad” question

I am trying to enable touchpad multitouch/scrolling in Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 5720 (17R). By default after installation it had the following settings (xinput results): ⎡ Virtual core ...
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How do I decrease touchpad sensitivity in KDE/Kubuntu on Dell Inspiron?

Keypad sensitivity is perfect when using Gnome on latest stable Ubuntu. when I change to KDE, however, sensitivity is so high, I can't get anywhere near touchpad without causing changes to cursor.
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Laptop touchpad enable/disable problems

Whenever I use my external mouse with my laptop, I physically disable the touchpad by pressing a button. Ubuntu detects this switch correctly, and will display an overlay that shows the current state ...
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How to fix the Dell Mini 10v (1010) touchpad with Ubuntu 12.04.1

I've just installed 12.04.1 from scratch on my Mini 10v, and the touchpad is behaving a bit oddly. It's got buttons integrated into the touchpad, and it looks as though a touch on a button is also ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS -touch pad scroll for asus-k55v not working

Have tried all the commands over terminal but still could not fix it. For xinput i got Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
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Will the Logitech T650 rechargable wireless touchpad work with Ubuntu?

I've searched Google, but haven't found any answer to this. I'm thinking about getting the Logitech T650 wireless touchpad as a replacement for my old mouse. (More information: ...
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Reduce the delay of touchpad disable while typing

I set the setting to disable touchpad while typing. Is there a way to reduce the default delay to start using it again after stopping typing?
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Macbook Pro 13" Retina (10,2): Keyboard and Touchpad don't work correcltly

I'm dealing with Ubuntu since about 5 years and installed it on several laptops. Now I'm stuck when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a brand new Macbook Pro 13" Retina (10,2). I sucessfully can ...
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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 ...