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

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Touchpad Two-finger Scroll Configuration

This all started with me trying to get 2-finger scroll working. In Windows, I got used to it. So I found a thread that said to run these commands: synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient ...
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Scrolling on touchpad stopped working on AAO d250 [closed]

im using ubuntu 10.10 since november 2010 and never had this kind of problem. Look, today I just turned on my netbook and I couldn't move the mouse, so I looked up for the fix and did this. sudo ...
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How to change touchpad behaviour in chromium/firefox?

I have ASUS laptop which has two finger scrolling, and it works out of the box. When I am using firefox or chromium in kubuntu, middle click by external mouse on any of the link opens that link in new ...
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Which is the best version of Ubuntu to use on a tablet device?

can Ubuntu installed and use on xoom or ipad ? ( or other touch screen monitor like kiosk ) . Is there a special build or package i need to install ?
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Trackpad Mimic Apple's Command Click

I have a laptop that has a trackpad for the mouse. I'm not using all the multi-touch capabilities of the trackpad and am currently only able to get left click working. Is there any way to setup ...
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Touchpad frozen after resume on a Gateway MX6650/MA2A

After the computer is resumed from sleep, the trackpad no longer works. I've tried different settings using the s2ram command, just to see if it would change anything. But that doesn't seem to be the ...
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Touchpad stops working after desktop shows up

I have problem with touch-pad. It is not working correctly. It goes like this. When laptop is booting, right after desktop shows, I can move mouse with touch-pad for a second, but when icons shows up, ...
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Getting touchpad to work in desktop ubuntu

I bought a small touchpad to stick on top of the keyboard, and it works fine on the windows computer, but not on my ubuntu desktop. I mean, when I do "xinput list" it shows the following: ⎡ Virtual ...
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How to get Elantech trackpad to be identified properly, curently has no extended functionality

I have a Samsung RF510 laptop computer. Upon installing Ubuntu 10.10 onto it I could not get the trackpad to function properly. It works as a basic mouse (point and click) but had no functionality for ...
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Can Unity reprogram Touchpad mouse click 2 to a keyboard key?

My laptop touchpad has left button (for mouse click 1), a right button (for mouse click 3). To get mouse click 2 you must simultaneously press the left and right buttons. Will Unity let me reprogram ...
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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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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 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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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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50-synaptics.conf options not working

How does Ubuntu come up with the default synaptics settings? I've got Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 installed on an Eeepc 900. Out of the box TapButton2 was set to 3, and TapButton3 was set to 2. I have ...
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Touchpad not working

I am using Ubuntu 10.10, and I have an IBM ThinkPad T43 that the touchpad buttons don't work. For example I don't have a right click and the left click is on the right. button. Can someone help me to ...
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How to disable a touchpad on an Acer Travelmate 6492?

I think it's broken because it starts working in the same way when i install their drivers in windows. It's an acer travelmate 6492. I want to disable it because i think that is broken, however i'm ...
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How to get the touchpad working on Acer Extensa 5630 [closed]

The touchpad on my Acer Extensa 5630z does not work. It used to work fine in Windows 7, but it has not worked since the moment I installed Ubuntu. I've tried installing synaptics driver using this ...
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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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Why there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse?

Why there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse? The mouse is ok, but touchpad is very slow. Why is this happening and how to fix it?
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Dell Synaptics touchpad's middle mouse button gets mapped as normal click [closed]

How do I make the middle touchpad's button work? xinput --test 11 yields button press 1 button press 1 For pressing both the left and the middle button. I have tried to do xinput ...
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How to adjust TouchPad edge scroll area in Ubuntu?

I have an Acer Aspire that I have dual booting XP and Ubuntu. On the Windows side, the driver allows you to set how close your finger has to be to the edge of the TouchPad before it goes into scroll ...
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Disable pad click

I keep typing in the wrong place because of the pad getting touched while I am typing causing a click that re-place the cursor in another position. In Windows, I can easily disable that so the pad is ...
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“Disable touchpad button”: touchpad won't re-enable

My Acer Timeline has a "Disable touchpad button" which works too well. That is, once I've pressed it, pressing it again won't re-enable the touchpad. I've tried a couple of things like: gconftool-2 ...
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Random touchpad and keyboard freezes on new installation [closed]

My touchpad and keyboard freeze up on my newly installed Ubuntu 10.10. They remain frozen until you shut down manually. No keys work, cursor doesn't move - it's like a screenshot. I was using Ubuntu ...
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How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc?

I successfully followed the answer to this question to set different sensitivities for my touchpad and my USB mouse. Only problem is, once you unplug and replug the device or shutdown, restart etc., ...
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How can I make a shortcut key to disable the mouse pad?

I have a dm3t laptop and when im using the keyboard I frequently accidentally touch it and cause some mouse event. How can I make a shortcut key that toggles the mousepad on and off?
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Touchpad does not work in Lenovo 4152

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 in lenovo 4152...After the installtion the touch pad doesnot work...I am not able to find any drivers for this. Can anyone please suggest how to get the driver ...
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Vostro 3400 touchpad multiple gesture and two finger scrolling not working

I recently bought a dell vostro 3400 i3 with 4 gb ram. Everything works smooth as silk and I am using maverick but I can't get two finger scrolling and multiple gestures such as zoom etc which it says ...
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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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Touchpad on Dell laptop unresponsive [closed]

After running ubuntu 10.10 on a dell latitude D830 flawlessly for a couple weeks, I booted it up to find the mouse completely unresponsive, a few restarts later it started working again, any ideas? ...
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Synaptics touchpad on my Acer 4530 stop working

i got my touchpad stop working after several hours being disabled (using Fn+F7 in my Acer 4530). i've tried many times to turn it on using the same key-combination (Fn+F7), although the touchpad ...
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Synaptics touchpad stops working after hibernating a Dell XPS 16

I am currently experimenting with using Ubuntu as a my main OS instead of Windows 7. So far, pretty much everything is working fine, except for an issue that I am having with my touchpad. I have a ...
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Sometimes keyboard & touchpad work… sometimes not [closed]

When I first ran Ubuntu from CD on this Dell Inspiron 2650, it worked for about ten to fifteen minutes, then it hung (I was probably trying to do too much at once from a Live CD). The next time, my ...
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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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Touchpad works in Gnome, but not KDE

This is on an HP G-61 laptop. Any tips on how to fix the problem? Maverick, but the same problem was there in Lucid ... I actually just tried this on my MSI Wind, and have the same problem. ...
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Touchpad issues on HP Pavilion dm4 (can't right click)

Can anyone help me with my touchpad issues? I have a HP Pavilion dm4 and it has two areas on the bottom of the touchpad to designate right and left clicks. This mostly doesn't work on Ubuntu in the ...
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Touchpad too slow — how do I adjust it?

Apparently this is a recurring problem. I tried System->Preferences->Mouse but it didn't help. There's a lot of info on the web on this, but it is outdated (Ubuntu 7.04 and 8.04). Any tips on how to ...
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Making touchpad and resume password changes permanent

in Ubuntu 10.10 I really don't want any password on resume on my EeePC, so I have to run gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/suspend false and I want two finger middle ...
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Why does the “Mouse” preferences GUI not allow me to enable two-finger scrolling?

I know that my touchpad is capable of it. I can enable glitch-free two-finger scrolling by running this script: #! /bin/sh synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient ...
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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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Why can't I configure my touchpad?

I want to disable my touchpad's "tap to click" feature. Searching for this on the internet comes up with suggestions to shut it off in the "Mouse" preferences, however I am missing the touchpad tab ...
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Trackpad has stopped working after pressing off key, how to reenable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My trackpad doesn't turn on after I turn it off, before that it works further to this issue: My trackpad doesn't turn on after I turn it off, before that it ...
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Command works partially when run from startup applications

I have this script (or rather a set of commands which has permission to execute) to enable two finger scrolling and two finger tap = right click The script is located in ...
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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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Is there any software that really disables laptop's touchpad?

My laptop PC is a HP G5055EA and I tried some scripts and applications to disable its touchpad, but no one works permanently: some of this software disables touchpad only for a few minutes and others ...
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How to use touch-gesture-recognition-stack on multitouch-enabled touchpads?

I currently have a Synaptics touchpad with only few classic multitouch features (2 finger scroll, right click). By installing the respective testing suite, I saw that it doesn't accept my touchpad as ...
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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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How do I test multi-gesture capabilities of a touchpad?

I bought new laptop and I was told that my touch pad is 'Multi Gesture Touchpad'. I'd like to zoom, scroll with two fingers and perform three finger operations. How do I test the multi gesture ...
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Touchpad is weird after reboot from Windows

I'm dualbooting Ubuntu and Win7 (though I must admit I can count the number of times I've used Win7 during the last 6 months on one hand). My laptop is a Acer TravelMate 8471. One thing I noticed ...