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

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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: http://www.logitech.com/...
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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 ...
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Why is the Touchpad tab missing?

So my Dell Vostro 3360 came out of the box with an Alps touchpad which was detected as PS/2. Through these steps, I was able to get as far as it appearing to be recognized as a touchpad. Howevver, I ...
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Adjusting touchpad drag threshold?

I find my self constantly dragging text, links, icons, and other things a few pixels by accident. Can I somehow increase the drag threshold? I thought at first it was because I use a trackpad, but I ...
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how do I turn off tap-to-click for logitech k400r wireless keyboard with touchpad?

I'm running kubuntu 12.04 i386 on lenovo thinkcenter. There are no options for the touchpad under "Input Devices". Is there anyway to turn off tap-to-click by editing some text file?
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touchpad is not working in acer aspiron oneD260

I am using ubuntu 12.04. touch pad is not detecting in my netbook. sometimes it is detected and work properly. I try to find list of input device using xinput command.it will not shows the touch pad....
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Touch pad nolonger working

I'm running 12.07 on an acer aspire and have had no problems, until I disabled the touchpad using the Fn and F7 keys. This disabled the touchpad fine. But when I went to turn it back on I got the ...
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Importing synaptics settings

I've got a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook which I've installed Ubuntu on. In Chrome OS the clickpad is working great but in ubuntu it hasn't got the same settings so I'm having problems with selcting ...
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Synaptics Touchpad v7.4 cannot move while pressing a key?

My Synaptics Touchpad v7.4 won't move when I'm using my arrow keys. Everywhere I've looked on the internet is telling me to go to Device Pointer Properties > Settings > Pointing > Sensitivity > Palm ...
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How to tune touchpad for smaller area?

I just purchased the Asus Zenbook UX31A and I require some advice regarding tuning the touchpad. Basically my problem is that the mouse buttons are withing the touch area and I would like it to be ...
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How can I prevent my cursor from moving when I am clicking the trackpad?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro. When I click the trackpad, it is always registered as a small mouse movement as well as a click, so it drags whatever I click on. has anybody else ...
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How do I disable the right click when pressing the right side of my trackpad?

I'm trying to figure out how to disable the right hand side of my trackpad in Ubuntu. The default behavoir is for the right hand side to right click. However, I would like a single click anywhere on ...
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Touchpad is recognized but not working on Toshiba P855-S5312 - Ubuntu 12.10

i just made a new fresh install of ubuntu 12.10, everything works nice but the touchpad istn working, it is recognized but it is not working, here a paste bin of what i get when I type "xinput list". ...
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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who ...
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Enable clickpad middle click on Ubuntu 12.10

Currently running ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook and i've been fighting with it trying to get the mouse middle click to use three finger tap on it. I could do this without an issue on ...
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Reassign the Right button functionality of touchpad

My notebook has a touchpad with two buttons. The touchpad works pretty well and I use it for vertical/horizontal scroll, two fingers scrolling etc. The Left button acts like the left button of a ...
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12.04 LTS Side-scrolling for touch pad?

I know that you can set the touch pad to scroll on the right side, but is it possible to scroll left and right? I mean, when there are websites that require side scrolling, is it possible to swipe on ...
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Touchpad sensitivity issue even after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10

Still having this problem on Ubuntu 12.10 Touchpad twitchy on an HP G62 with a SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad even after I upgraded to 12.10. Same problem here posted 2 days ago Touchpad sensitivity I ...
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Touchpad palm sensitivity

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 the ...
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Continuous scrolling up of open application window when pointer hoving over

Odd but extremely frustrating bug! When the pointer is over any open window the page scrolls all the way to the top. If I want to remain at the current location of the page, application, or document,...
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How can I change the two figure behavior with my MacBook Pro (6,2)'s trackpad?

By default on mac os, with two fingers I can do this: -leave a finger on the mouse pad, and move another finger, and still be able to move the mouse -two finger scrolling requires both fingers be ...
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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 ...
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Natural scrolling not working for horizontal scroll, how to fix this?

I've enabled natural scrolling via Ubuntu Tweak's miscellaneous options, but that doesn't seem to take effect for horizontal scroll - neither in web browsers, nor in nautilus or other native ...
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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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touchpad stops working after login

My gf's touchpad has started acting funky since she hooked it up to a projector. It works alright on startup, but as soon as she gets out of the login screen, the cursor freezes up and she has to use ...
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Lenovo X220 right click does not work with ubuntu 12.04

I am unable to right click with my new X220 Lenovo sub-notebook. I have read several workaround but even not know which one would help me. Can someone help me to find the solution or workaround? dpkg-...
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My Toshiba Touchpad not working

Can you give a solution for this problem. My touch pad stopped working all of a sudden in 12.04. I think its a bug. Please give a solution.
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Touchpad not working on an Acer One 725

I installed ubuntu on a usb drive on a acer one 725, and cannot seem to be able to make the touchpad work....here is what i have xinpbig-marc@Big-Marc:~$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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How to edit Unity multitouch gestures?

I can't find a way to modify the touchpad gestures Unity uses by default on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10. Tried with Ginn, but it shows error subscribing to gestures and it seems because of Unity. Is there a ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Touchpad not detected

sanju@sanju-Inspiron-N5110:~$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳...
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Wake up from screen off (like Windows and Mac)

Is there a way to configure Ubuntu such that it doesn't require 2 keystrokes to wake it up from the state where the screen is disabled after being absent, but a simple touch on the touchpad suffices (...
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Cursor changes its position to any random position itself while typing

I am using Kubuntu 12.04, since Ubuntu 11.04 I am facing this problem. Most of time my pointer's position changes to any random position itself and it start typing somewhere else and sometime content ...