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

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help with synclient configuration on an Elantech touchpad

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my brand new ASUS K55V. The touchpad behaves weird - two finger tap is interpreted as right-click, click and drag is not working (a double click is needed) ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows Vista (Wubi) and use it as a dual boot. However while in the process of installing I turned the touch pad off. And after installation the touchpad is not ...
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Did 12.04 just add multi-touch gesture support mid-release?

I was reviewing the updates I was about to download today and I noticed that a lot of them had to do with gesture support, noticed that many of these were new installs rather than upgrades. Has ...
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How do I get my right- and middle-click back?

I just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04.1 on my Macbook 7,1 and the first thing I noticed was that I couldn't right-click by clicking on the clickpad with two fingers, or middle-click by clicking with ...
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Click and drag/multi-touch not working 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my new laptop, Asus K55a, and the click and drag is not really working. It will let me double tap and drag, but I can not use the trackpad to click and then drag it around. ...
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Touchpad scrolling

Just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu. I wonder if it's possible to enable two fingers and edge scrolling, both??? I think I had this on Xubuntu. BTW, I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with Gnome 3 installed....
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New Vostro 3360 touchpad scroll [closed]

I have purchased one Vostro 3360 that appears to be supported by Ubuntu. I have problems with Ethernet (I solved with alx drivers) and touchpad Alps (scroll not working) after install Ubuntu 12.04. (...
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How to enable Two finger scrolling on Lenovo Thinkpad T400/W540

It is disabled (greyed out) in Mouse and Touchpad settings. Edge scrolling works though :) Tried many solutions available online but couldn't succeed. My touchpad is SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
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How can I tell ubuntu to ignore mouse movements while clicking?

I've got a Macbook Air and am trying out ubuntu on it. One thing that is really annoying is the behavior of the trackpad. Macs have those click-pads, where you have to press down the whole trackpad ...
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Custom trackpad mapping doesn't work for all applications

I found out I could invert my trackpad scrolling, so as to work more like the OS X "natural scrolling", which I liked better. To do that, I run the following command on startup: xinput set-button-...
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Assigning a script to a keystroke to toggle touchpad

Since my default sony vaio shortcuts don't completely work in Ubuntu 12.04, I'd like to assign a script to Fn + F1, which toggles the touchpad on and off, so that the cursor would stop moving while I'...
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How may I know if my devices have their drivers installed?

I have a Dell N4110 laptop, and I want to know if the drivers are installed and working well. For example, with my touchpad, in windows it has multi-touch gestures, so that I can scroll or zoom with ...
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Turn off tap to click on typing - ALPS touchpad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ALPS touchpad on DELL Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64 There are many questions on the site regarding the ALPS touchpads which are not recognized by Ubuntu. They ...
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Mouse freezes after 20 minutes of use

I use 12.04 and an old HP Probook 4515s. Every time I start the PC, everything works fine but after about 20 minutes, my mouse freezes. Neither the PC nor any program works, just the cursor. What ...
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Mouse click events are delayed when moving the cursor in xubuntu 12.04

I am trying out live xubuntu on my samsung n150 (netbook, similar to eeepc). So far everything seems perfect, except for this one thing. When I am clicking the mouse while moving the cursour, the ...
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12.04 : Three finger gestures disappeared from touchpad?

I've recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, and I realize now that I have lost the ability to simulate a middle-click by using my touchpad with three fingers. My laptop is a recent Sony VAIO VPCSE (I ...
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How to disable touchpad while using trackpoint on a Thinkpad?

Thinkpads (e.g. X230 that I'm using) have both a trackpoint and a touchpad. The touchpad is disabled when typing. However, when I'm using the trackpoint, I often touch the touchpad as well, and ...
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I need to disable touchpad

how to disable touchpad automatically when I either log in or the machine wakes up? To disable it I run xinput set-prop 12 "Device Enabled" 0 but every time the system is suspended and woken up, ...
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Acer V3-771 Touchpad detected as ps/2 generic mouse

I have a brand new Acer V3-771G. I can use my Touchpad fine but I can't scroll with it, because its detected as a PS/2 generic mouse: xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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How do I get the touchpad on an ASUS N56VZ working properly?

I just got my new Asus laptop today, and after installing Ubuntu I experienced some weird mouse behaviour, at least a new behaviour to me. It seems the mouse is in Mac-theme, no right clicking but two-...
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How to get touchpad working again on an Asus k53br?

This post was originally in Danish. Check post revisions. I've had Ubuntu installed 12.04 for 3 days now. My touchpad worked fine right for 20 minutes after which it just stopped working for no ...
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Cursor jumps to corner of screen when I touch edges of touchpad/trackpad

When using Ubuntu 12.04, if I happen to touch one of the extreme edges of my touchpad, my cursor spontaneously jumps to the top left corner of the screen. I have tried disabling all touchpad features ...
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Can't right click on an HP Pavilion dv6

After installing, I initially assumed that right-clicking just wasn't a feature. I've been trying to separate myself from what I'm accustomed to in Windows, so I didn't think much of it. I've since ...
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Touchpad Problem in 12.04

I have installed 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Dell XPS 15z. The model came with a cypress trackpad for Windows 7. After installing Ubuntu, I realized the trackpad was not working at all. I tried ...
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How do I get the touchpad working on a Dell Vostro 3460?

The scroll function of this touchpad does not work with Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 nor 12.10 (3.5.0-9-generic). xinput shows a PS/2 Generic Mouse. The pointer function works well, though I cannot disable ...
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Use windows touchpad driver in ubuntu

Is it possible to use Windows touchpad driver in Ubuntu? I have a Dell n5110 and the touchpad is not recognized. I cannot use scroll, and most annoying, while typing the pointer usually jumps if the ...
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Touchpad stops working sometimes on thinkpad t410

My touchpad stops working accidentally, what can be the problem? only rebooting helps.
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Enabling middle-click and gestures on multitouch clickpad? (Ubuntu 12.04; Samsung NP900X3A-A03US)

Out of the box (with the xorg.conf from the Ubuntu wiki), left-click, right-click, and two-finger scroll all work flawlessly. However, middle-click doesn't work at all (despite appearing to be ...
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All drivers disabled after reinstallation

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 for quite a while, but after installing Windows XP onto another partition, the MBR was overwritten, etc etc. I downgraded 12.04 to 11.10 using a Live CD, but it still ...
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Touchpad in Sony Vaio E14 - cannot click with a finger and drag with another - Ubuntu 12.04

I had the following issues with my Sony Vaio E14115's touchpad on Ubuntu 12.04: Right click not working Vertical scrolling not working Then I followed these steps to fix it: Downloaded a ...
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How can I re-enable touchpad after disabling it via touchpad indicator option

By mistake I turned off my laptop track-pad (mouse) in Touchpad indicator option. Is there a way I can re-enable the mouse or at least turn off the touch pad indicator extension so that mouse starts ...
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Speakers make tiny crackle noise every second, then trackpad stops working on a Dell Studio XPS 1640

So for the past few days, an issue has arisen that can't be ignored anymore with Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 laptop. I've had 12.04 installed on it for months with no problems until ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04 my mouse moves automatically, how can i stop it?

As I said in the question's topic, recently my laptop's touchpad mouse moves the pointer automatically, I also have installed Windows, but in there i don't have this problem! how can i fix this? ...
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X11 ignoring options in configuration for input device

I have reinstalled my system, a Samsung Series 9 laptop with a clickpad, under Ubuntu 12.04. I reinstalled it a few times and re-configured it with the same OS because I had issues with the filesystem ...
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Elan touchpad sluggish in Ubuntu 12.04I

I checked the xorg.conf and it says "synaptics" as the device and driver name. The touchpad does feel like it's lagging when moving around but all the other features work (right/left click, multitouch ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? greg@...
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How do invert my touchpad's orientation?

I am looking to completely reverse the orientation of an external touchpad (Logitech Wireless Touchpad). This is not just inverting the scrolling: I want to turn it "upside-down" with the click ...
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Touchpad scrolling reloading web pages

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome classic. I'm using Firefox 13.0.1. In my browser, while I use my touchpad to scroll up and down a page, previous web pages are simply being loaded again. eg: If I ...
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Touchpad scrolling on Dell Inspiron 17R SE (N7220)

I have a new Dell Inspiron 17R that I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on. The touchpad is recognized as a PS/2 mouse, which means that I can't use scrolling and that there is no "Touchpad" tab in the ...
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How to permanently disable touchpad in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable Touchpad? I'm looking for a way to permanently disable the touchpad in Ubuntu 12.04 (my computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge on which it isn't possible to ...
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Disabling One-Finger Tap-to-Click But Keep Two-Finger tap Ubuntu 12.04

The option to disable the touchpad while typing does not work on my Samsung RC512 with an Elantech touchpad and I enjoy two-finger scroll and middle-click emulation with two fingers too much to ...
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Using three finger swipe

I liked having a three finger swipe up to spread all open windows and having a three finger swipe down minimize all windows. Is there a way I can implement this in Ubuntu 12.04?
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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How to enable touchpad?

Yesterday, suddenly my touchpad on my MSI Laptop started to not respond. In other words, in Login screen, touchpad is working as expected. However, in Desktop screen, after I have logged in, touchpad ...
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how to re-enable trackpad accidentally disabled it using third party software(Jupiter)

Im an ubuntu noob, I accidentally disabled my trackpad using the Jupiter power management software, but cant seem to be able to re-enable it. Tried rebooting the system to no avail. Any ideas on how ...
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Harddisk slows my touchpad

BELIEVE ME PLEASE. I've seen questions in forums like "How much does a software weigh?" and i hope this question will not be mocked like that :( But when I plug in my external hard disk 1TB Sandisk, ...
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How to fix an aborted 12.04 upgrade?

I was upgrading to 12.04 when my computer froze up then crashed. It was about two thirds of the way done installing when the crash occurred, and the wireless network wont work and the track pad on my ...
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Where can I download the Synaptics Touchpad suite?

On Synaptics website, they advertise the Synaptics Touchpad suite for Linux, but it is not available for download. Am I looking in the wrong place? How do I get a hold of this? This would solve my ...