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

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Why did my middle mouse button stop working in firefox exclusively?

For some reason I'm plagued by especially rare bugs. This time my middle mouse button ceased to work in firefox exclusively. I can use it to copy stuff in terminal or to start another instance of a ...
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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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Why is configuring synaptics udev rules so hard? [closed]

I am trying to configure my Synaptics driver with a few udev rules regarding the behavior of the TapButton options, and has so far been unsuccessful in doing so. No matter what I type in my .rules ...
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Touchpad disabled after login on a Lenovo G550 laptop

I installed touchpad-indicator to manage my touchpad settings while using an external USB mouse. Now, after some-time, my touchpad has stopped working after login to the Ubuntu system. It works fine ...
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Trackpad/Touchpad not responding on an Acer Aspire 5333-2880. How can I get it to work again?

Im a new Ubuntu user, well new to Unix actually even if usually work with MacOS I had never really looked into it. I installed Ubuntu on my laptop a few days ago and so far everything was going well, ...
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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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Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

I know that I can check if the touchpad is active with gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled and I can set it disabled / enabled with gconftool-2 --set --type ...
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trackpad non functional for newest hp pavilion dm4

I have a newest generation hp dm4 (the trackpad and mouse buttons are separate, unlike in the previous generation). The trackpad works fine in windows, but in Ubuntu the mouse is erratic and non ...
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Scrolling with Trackpad

I have a Lenovo G550, I want to activate the scrolling (right border) of my touchpad. It works with Windows, but in Ubuntu I can't find the way to do it. I see "Mouse config", Scrolling is activated ...
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Synaptics touch pad + three button tap

In Windows 7 when I tap my touch pad three times my browser navigates backwards. Can this fucntionality be replicated in Ubuntu 11?
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Sidescrolling with touchpad?

I just booted up my laptop and opened up my webbrowser. I went to OMG! Ubuntu!, and wanted to scroll as I always do, with the right side of my laptop's touchpad... It did not work... I went to the ...
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Middle button on trackpad/point doesn't work with GNOME 3

I just upgraded my GUI from Unity to GNOME3. There's one problem I'm having, though. Pointing Devices apparently loses functionality in GNOME3, but I need to be able to use my trackpoint. Pointing ...
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Vertical Scroll doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

I have an Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E that I have dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu all 64 bit In ubuntu I don't have vertical scroll. Same thing happens with Fedora 15,Linuxmint11 of course 64 bit If someone ...
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Is there any way I can get Scrybe (Gesture Workflow Technology)?

Scrybe is a program powered by Synaptics for Touch pad to use it like Gesture Workflows. Is there any way that I can use it in Ubuntu? If not, is there an equivalent software ready to use?
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Trackpad stops working until reboot (Asus EeePc 900)

I'm running Ubuntu (natty) on my Asus EeePc 900, and recently an interesting problem has appeared: the trackpad and its buttons sometimes stop working, and stay nonfunctional until I reboot the ...
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Two finger scrolling on touchpad

I can scroll with 2 fingers with my touchpad on Win7 but when I switch to Ubuntu 10.04 it doesn't work, the option is greyed out. Could anyone help? My touchpad is Synaptics V7.2 PS/2 Port
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Accessing the terminal from GNOME without a mouse

I have a new Lenovo G560e, and have just installed Ubuntu 10.04. But the laptop's trackpad does not work! https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingHardwareDetection suggests some commands to run before ...
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Horizontal scrolling treated as right click in Java applications

I've enabled horizontal scrolling for my touchpad in Ubuntu 11.04, but when using it in Java applications (NetBeans in my case) it is instead as a right click. Horizontal scrolling works perfectly in ...
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MacBook Pro (5) touchpad stops working after upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04, my MacBook Pro's touchpad stopped working. It works fine on the login screen, but after logging in it stops working.
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Detect touchpad as touchpad

My touchpad seems to be recognized as a mouse instead of a touchpad. I have a Dell Precision M4600, and I am running Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. vegard@vegard-laptop:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Disabling trackpoint in HP Elitebook 8730w? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint? The trackpoint is kinda broken ... on slightest touch it yanks down the mouse pointer to the bottom of ...
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Pointing devices doesn't keep configuration

I'm not able to scroll by my touchpad after reboot. When I set from System > Preferences > Pointing devices the vertical scrolling, it works till reboot. My X11 current configuration is: Section ...
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How do I get multitouch working on the touchpad on a Sony Vaio VPC-F11?

I have Natty running fine in my sony vaio vpc-f11 series laptop . I tried out the instructions in this page. Now I have my touchpad configured as a generic mouse. So the vertical scrolling works ...
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How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard?

I used to have an option in settings in Kubuntu 10.10 to do this. Now I cannot find it in 11.04. Where can I find it ? or was it removed ?
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HP probook 4520s .. drivers problem [closed]

SA, I have HP probook 4520s Core i5 it comes with SUSE enterprise 11 and everything working but when I removed it and installed Ubuntu I got I problems with drivers nothing working Graphic is ATI ...
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Device id in ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop.I want to make the the touchpad disable.For that I need the device id.So can any one tell me how to get the device id using ubuntu?
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How can I assign a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop?

How can I attach a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop? I can do middle-button if I tap on the top right corner of the touchpad, but I would like to associate it to a key, like the ...
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Where can I download synaptics touchpad drivers? [closed]

Synaptics touchpad is not working on my friend's laptop. Here is the result of xinput list: http://paste.ubuntu.com/611380/ I think the touchpad is not detected at all, he's using the laptop ...
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Dell Vostro 1510 trackpad

A week ago I moved totally from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I've been really happy with the transition bar one annoying glitch. My trackpad sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. All other hardware including ...
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How do I disable the trackpad on my MacBook Pro using syndaemon?

I try to run syndaemon -i 2 -t -d to disable the trackpad while typing (detailed in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro7-1/Maverick). However, I am getting No synaptics properties on ...
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ThinkPad TrackPoint Buttons Not Working Well

The TrackPoint itself works fine. But the three buttons below the spacebar don't. For example if I were to copy these lines, 1-10, using trackpoint buttons it'd start highlighting at 7. If I use the ...
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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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Reduce touchpad touch sensitivity or disable tap-to-click unless key is pressed

Is there a way to reduce the sensitivity to touch of the touchpad? I keep accidentally clicking while typing (disable while typing seems to have little use). Other possible solutions to my issue: ...
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Reset Synaptics Touchpad

I've got a Samsung Series 9 notebook (900x3a) running Ubuntu Natty. It's running absolutely smoothly except for some times when the touch pad gets "hiccups" and appears to recognize an additional ...
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HP Envy - HDMI / Mini-display-port not working [closed]

I saw that many of HP envy users (and some other hardwares) are having problems while using Ubuntu (some other distributions too). PROBLEM My main issue is make my HDMI or Mini-display-port work ...
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Mouse wheel scroll events persist after hitting meta key

For awhile now (including in Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04), I've experienced an issue with scroll events initiated on my Touchpad. Steps to reproduce are: 1) Open Firefox 2) Start a vertical scroll event on ...
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Edge scrolling doesn't work on HP Mini 311 [closed]

Since upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, the edge scrolling on the trackpad no longer works. The Touchpad tab exists under Mouse in System Settings. Is there a known fix for this? If not, what can I do ...
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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Are there any issues using Ubuntu on an HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG?

I am planning to buy this laptop (Compaq-Presario-CQ56-103SG), which has SuSe Linux SLED11 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 instead but I'd like to know if the touchpad, the wireless card ...
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ASUS 1018p disable touchpad while typing? [closed]

How can I automatically disable the touchpad while I typing?
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Sleep won't work and the touch/clickpad is a mess on a HP Envy 15

I attempted to sleep the computer and it doesn't even turn off the screen, it just blank and the fans continue running loudly. The only way to get it back on is to hold down the power button until it ...
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How do I get the touchpad on a MBP 7,1 working?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 and now my touchpad doesn't work. Please explain how to fix it thoroughly, because I'm a newbie. Thanks
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Touchpad worked during install, but not now. Fixed it temporarily (one boot), but not working again [closed]

Just installed a fresh version of Natty. My ubuntu worked during install, but not after it boots up after that. I had this issue with Meerkat (on this same machine) as well. It worked during install ...
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Macbook Trackpad very coarse

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook. Everything seems to be working just fine except the trackpad. The right click (with 2 fingers) works just fine but when i try to scroll the cursor it is very ...
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Touchpad two finger sensivity problem

Having asked about touchpad not only once but twice. I have again come back to same topic :D. Basically I have a working two finger scrolling after adding the following line in /etc/profile after I ...
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Can I slow the speed of the cursor on a laptop touchpad?

The cursor is too jerky and moves too fast when I use the Touchpad on my laptop in ubuntu 11.04 beta 2. When I use Windows the cursor moves slowly and smoothly with precision. But on Ubuntu 11.04 ...
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Configure Trackpoint sensitivity using a GUI

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61, which uses a Trackpoint. Every time I reinstall Ubuntu, the default sensitivity settings are much too low (it feels like I really have to push to move the cursor). I've ...
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How to change the shortcut to scroll?

I want to change the shortcut to scroll. Instead of using the edge of my (buggy) touchpad (see this), I would like to make my own shortcut with the keyboard keys. Is it possible? Thanks in advance.
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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 touch-pad’s top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corner to toggle the touchpad and ...
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Mouse and keyboard don't work on an Inspiron 2650 after installation

I just downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 to an older laptop (Inspiron 2650-Pentium 4) using the Windows installer (Windows XP is the other OS). Everything seemed to be working fine but when the computer ...